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Motif 2.1 User's Guide

Chapter 2. Using the Motif Window Manager

The Motif Window Manager (mwm) allows you to move windows, change their size, change them into icons, and create new windows. By editing configuration files, you can alter the appearance and behavior of mwm to suit your preferences. Refer to Chapter 5 for information about customizing mwm. This chapter describes the default behavior of mwm and provides information on the following topics:

  1. Interacting with mwm

  2. Accessing window managing functions

  3. Selecting a window for input and raising a window

  4. Using the mwm window menu

  5. Moving and resizing windows

  6. Maximizing windows

  7. Using icons

  8. Closing windows

  9. Using the default root menu

  10. Using the mwm virtual desktop support

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