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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
A window icon is an element that represents a window.
Figure 74. Window Icon.
When to Use
RequiredDisplay a window icon for the corresponding window when the window is
RequiredWhen a window icon is placed in a window icon box, continue to display the
window icon even when the corresponding window is displayed.
RequiredShow in-use emphasis on a window icon when its corresponding window is
RequiredWhen a window icon is placed on the workspace, remove it when the
corresponding window is displayed.
RequiredIf a window icon's corresponding window is not displayed, display the
Minimize choice in the window menu with unavailable emphasis, or do not
provide the Minimize choice.
RequiredAllow the user to change the position of all window icons.
RecommendedWhen using an explicit focus policy, display the window menu for the
window icon if the window icon has focus, unless the user has configured the
RecommendedDesign unique window icons for each primary window of your application.
RequiredIf a window is used to view an object, include in its window icon a
representation of the type of object being viewed.
RecommendedUse the title of the primary window (or an abbreviated version of it) as
the label for the window icon.
RecommendedIf the operating environment supports an icon image for an object or file
viewed in a primary window, use that image as the window icon image.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Emphasis (Cue), Minimize (Choice), and
Window Icon Box reference pages.
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Window Navigation reference page.
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