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CDE 2.1/Motif 2.1 User's Guide (PDF)

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Quick Overview

This document explains how to use the Motif application programming interface to create Motif applications. It provides an overview of the architecture of the Motif widget set, explains features of the Motif toolkit, and presents a model and examples for constructing Motif applications.


This guide describes the basic features of both the Motif user environment and the Common Desktop Environment. It explains how a user interacts with these features and with Motif and CDE-based applications, as well as how to customize Motif environments and the CDE and how to use the Information Manager to access, read, and search online documentation.

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