Re: making tk and wx(python) prettier
On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 10:23:43AM -0400, Matt Price wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I think I'm like most people in that, when I run "straight" x programs
> (for me this includds xpdf, acroread, and little scripts I've written
> or downloaded using Tk or wxPython) the output is aesthetically
> pretty unpleasing. THis doesn't really bother me, but I noticed when
> downoading one wxPython utility that the screenshots from MacOSX were
> gorgeous, while the program, when it ran on my Xfce4 desktop, was
> actually pretty hard to read on the screen. So I wondered whether I
> can set default display fonts and other settings to improve the look
> of these programs. Anyone know whether I'm asking the impossible?
If you're talking Xt programs, X resources might be what you want. Make
a file ~/.Xdefaults, and put your customizations in it.
Here's an example:
# Update once a second
# Don't steal focus
# Use a white background
# For -digital, use a very big font
# Beep every half hour
# Be in the bottom left corner of the screen
As for specifics, you might try:
or the like.
man 7 X
Xprogram & editres
may be useful.
Note that X resources are not respected by all programs.
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