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ID:AF DESQview/X: Fonts in the Application Manager
Quarterdeck Technical Note #265 Filename: APPMNFNT.TEC
by Keven Denton CompuServe: APPMNF.TEC
Last revised: 10/14/92 Category: DVX

Subject: How to change the fonts for the DESQview/X Application Manager.


HOW DO I CHANGE FONTS IN THE APPLICATION MANAGER?

Fonts available are stored in various subdirectories under DESQview/X. For a
list of fonts available, go into DESQview/X and open up a DOS window. Change
directory to the BIN subdirectory such as C:\DVX\BIN. In the BIN subdirectory
there is a program called XLSFONTS. If you run XLSFONTS it will display all
the font types available to you. You may wish to store this information into
a text file, which would enable you to bring it up in a standard dos text
editor or word processor. In this format, you can then view it page by page
at your convenience. You can do this by typing "XLSFONTS >name" at a DOS
prompt, for example:

XLSFONTS >fonts

Now the file is available for viewing in a standard DOS text file called
FONTS. (NOTE: Early versions of DESQview/X did not come with XLSFONTS. If
you do not have a copy in your DVX\BIN subdirectory you can download a copy
from the Quarterdeck BBS at 310 314 3227.)

WHERE DO I CHANGE THE FONTS FOR THE APPLICATION MANAGER?

In order to change the fonts for DESQview/X Application manager you will need
to edit the APPMAN.CFG file, in your DVX subdirectory. This can also be done
in any standard DOS editor or word processor. Just remember: if you do it in
a word processor save your final changes as a DOS text, or ascii, file. The
first thing you should do is backup the APPMAN.CFG file before making any
changes, for example:

copy APPMAN.CFG C:\DVX\APPMAN.OLD

(Do NOT name your backup copy APPMAN.BAK because most editors will overwrite
it on the first edit of APPMAN.CFG.) This will ensure if you accidentally
change something, you can restore the default settings, by copying the backup
file over the current APPMAN.CFG.

WHAT FONTS CAN I CHANGE IN THE APPLICATIONS MANAGER?

Inside APPMAN.CFG there are three font areas to look into: MENU_FONT,
BUTTON_FONT, and SPEED_FONT.

WHAT IS THE MENU_FONT?

MENU_FONT controls the font that's on your menu selection in the Application
Manager window. This can be a bar across the top of the window or a pop-up
window, depending on how you configured the menu. You can comment out the
MENU_FONT already there by putting a # sign in front of the line. Make sure
when entering the new font information it is the same format as the font
information you commented out. Here is an example:

menu_font = "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1"

Make sure the new font is also in quotes, like the above format. Now enter
the font you wish from the list you created when looking at XLSFONTS. An easy
way to do this is to bring up APPMAN.CFG in one DESQview/X window, and the
font list in another DESQview/X window. Now you can use the DESQview/X Mark
and Transfer feature to mark and transfer the font information from the font
list window to the APPMAN.CFG window. (NOTE: Mark and Transfer is only
available in the DESQview/X window manager; if using the Openlook or Motif
Window managers, you will need to retype the font name manually.)

WHAT IS THE BUTTON_FONT?

BUTTON_FONT controls the font style on the applications manager buttons. You
can make changes to this in the same way you changed MENU_FONT.

WHAT IS THE SPEED_FONT?

SPEED_FONT controls the font style for the display of the speed keys on the
applications menu. Speed keys will only be displayed if you chose them to.
You can also make font changes to them in the same way you made changes to
MENU_FONT. For information on speed keys, look up "speedkeys" in the index of
the Applications Manager section of the "Companions" manual.

I HAVE QUESTIONS, OR NEED SOME FURTHER HELP.

If you have any further questions, contact Quarterdeck Technical Support at
(310) 392-9701. Our BBS number is (310) 314-3227; communications protocol: 8
Bits, No parity, 1 Stop. Our fax number is (310) 314-3217. Support forums
also exist on CompuServe (GO QUARTERDECK) and BIX (JOIN DESQVIEW).

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