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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
A window frame includes the following:
Window frameThe outer area of a window, which supports window management functions.
The window frame includes the title bar, minimize button, maximize button,
window menu button, and sizing borders.
Title barThe area at the top of each window that contains a window title; the
window menu button; maximize, restore, and minimize buttons, if needed; and
any other buttons as appropriate.
Figure 73. Window Frame.
When to Use
RequiredProvide a window frame and title bar in all windows, except those that are
part of the workspace.
RequiredDo not place any window control outside the boundary formed by the sizing
RequiredThe window menu button should represent a cascading choice that leads to
the display of the window menu.
RequiredSupport moving a window when the user presses either the SELECT or
TRANSFER button on the title bar and moves the mouse.
RequiredAlign the bottom of the title bar with the top of the client area.
RequiredPlace the window title in the title bar.
RequiredIf you provide a maximize and a restore button (only one of which is
displayed at a time), align the button's right border with the right
border of the client area.
RequiredPlace the right border of the minimize button next to the left border of
the maximize or restore button.
RequiredAlign the left border of the window menu button with the left border of
the client area.
RequiredIf you add more buttons for window manager functions on the window frame,
place the buttons directly to the left of the minimize button or directly to
the right of the window menu button. Design each button to correspond to a
choice in the window menu.
RecommendedDisplay the window menu button with a bar graphic.
RecommendedDisplay the minimize button with a small raised square.
RecommendedDisplay the maximize button with a large raised square.
RecommendedDisplay the restore button with a large indented square.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Maximize (Choice), Minimize (Choice),
Window Menu, and Window Title reference pages.
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Input Focus and Workspace reference
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