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Changing Xterm Scrollbar Width

Posted on 1997-02-26
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Is there a way to change the scrollbar width of a xterm window when running under olwm (Open Look Window Manager)?
I remember that, with Motif, setting the resource
      Xterm*scrollBarWidth:NNN
worked, but this seems to have no effect with OpenWindows.
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As far as I can tell, the *standard* xterminal xterm(1) does not have the resource you specify available (This is true of Solaris and HP-UX)

You might want to try downloading a Motif xterminal, then set this resouce. OLWM is just a Window manager after all, and if the xterminal you compile/run has this configuration option available, you can set it. X will handle the resource issue.

Check out some X related ftp sites/pages for motif based xterms. Also, investigate the other x-terminal programs installed on your system. These might have this option (dtterm? cmdtool?)

Try: http://www.rahul.net/kenton/xsites.html for a pretty comprehensive OSF/Motif WWW site list.
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