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2.2 Customizing the Graphical User Interface (UNIX Systems Only)

On UNIX systems, you may wish to customize the graphical user interface by changing attributes such as text color, background color, and text fonts. The program will try to provide default text fonts that are satisfactory for your platform's display size, but in some cases customization may be necessary if the default text fonts make the GUI too small or too large on your display, or if the default colors are undesirable.

The GUI in FLUENT is based on the X Window System Toolkit and OSF/Motif. The attributes of the GUI are represented by X Window "resources''. If you are unfamiliar with the X Window System Resource Database, please refer to any documentation you may have that describes how to use the X Window System or OSF/Motif applications.

The default X Window resource values for a medium resolution display are shown below:

!
! General resources
!
Fluent*geometry:                +0-0
Fluent*fontList:                *-helvetica-bold-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*MenuBar*fontList:        *-helvetica-bold-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*XmText*fontList:         *-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-*
Fluent*XmTextField*fontList:    *-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-*
Fluent*foreground:              black
Fluent*background:              gray75
Fluent*activeForeground:        black
Fluent*activeBackground:        gray85
Fluent*disabledTextColor:       gray55
Fluent*XmToggleButton.selectColor:       green
Fluent*XmToggleButtonGadget.selectColor: green
Fluent*XmText.translations:\
       #override<Key>Delete: delete-previous-character()
Fluent*XmTextField.translations:\
       #override<Key>Delete: delete-previous-character()
!
! Console resources
!
Fluent*ConsoleText.rows:        24
Fluent*ConsoleText.columns:     80
Fluent*ConsoleText.background:  linen
!
! Help Viewer resources
!
Fluent*Hyper.foreground:        black
Fluent*Hyper.background:        linen
Fluent*Hyper.hyperColor:        SlateBlue3
Fluent*Hyper*normalFont:\
             *-new century schoolbook-medium-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*Hyper*hyperFont:\
             *-new century schoolbook-bold-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*Hyper*texLargeFont:\
             *-new century schoolbook-bold-r-normal--14-*
Fluent*Hyper*texBoldFont:\
             *-new century schoolbook-bold-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*Hyper*texFixedFont:\
             *-courier-bold-r-normal--12-*
Fluent*Hyper*texItalicFont:\
             *-new century schoolbook-medium-i-normal--12-*
Fluent*Hyper*texMathFont:\
             *-symbol-medium-r-normal--14-*
Fluent*Hyper*texSansFont:\
             *-helvetica-bold-r-normal--12-*
To customize one or more of the resources for a particular user, place appropriate resource specification lines in that user's file $HOME/.Xdefaults or whatever resource file is loaded by the X Window System on the user's platform.

To customize one or more of the resources for several users at a site, place the resource specification lines in an application defaults resource file called Fluent. This file should then be installed in a directory such as /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, or on SUN workstations, the directory may be /usr/openwin/lib/app-defaults. See documentation regarding your platform for more information.


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