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Customizing the X Front End

John Fultz
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Director of User Interface Technology

One of the great advantages of the X Window System is the ability to customize applications. By modifying a resource file (a file that contains settings pertinent to an application or utility), you can change hundreds of details about the way any X program runs, from color to fonts to button sizes to default directories. Unfortunately, this feature can also be one of the most confusing. X has thousands of modifications that can be made to its resources, and each application program can add hundreds or thousands more. This notebook discusses some of the modifications that can be made to the X front end for Mathematica.

*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Preferences
*Wolfram Technology > Installation > Systems and Installation > Unix

Mathematica X Front End, X Window System, X11 Window System, Mathematica notebooks, The Mathematica Journal, CustomXFE.ma
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