MaXXdesktop Shell Variables

Shell Variables Defines by MaXXdesktop (as of v2.1.1)

Name

Description

Default

LANG3  4 

Defines the language, locale and encoding to use. On some older system or non Unicode friendly environments, this value defaulted to C.

en_US.UTF-8

WM 3

Defines which Window Manager to use in a XSession.

5Dwm

XCURSOR_THEME 3  4 

Defines the XCursor Theme used by the Xorg XServer.

redSGI

WORKSPACE 1

Name of the Desktop workspace name. The workspace defines and stores icon information visible on the Desktop.  This is currently tightly coupled with ROX-Filer file-manager, but we plan to bring over this concept into our own implementation of SGI filemanager, aka fm.

myspace

DESKTOP_STYLE 3  4 

Defines which look and feel the user experience is set to.  CLASSIS is the original SGI look with aliased fonts and MODERN with anti-aliased font rendering and UTF-8 encoding.

This value is linked with MaXX-Settings : Desktop.Style

CLASSIC

SGI_SCHEME 3  4 

Defines the SGI Scheme to use for all Xt and Motif applications. SGI Schemes are located in :  $MAXX_HOME/share/X11/schemes.

Use the schemebr or scheme_selector.sh application to change/select a different Scheme. Alternatively, you can use Toolchest -> Desktop -> Customize -> Color Schemes.


This value is linked to MaXXsettings : Desktop.Colors.SgiScheme

IndigoMagic

SGI_DARK_SCHEME 4

Hint for SGI Scheme text color and contrast management. When a dark Scheme is selected, automatically a brighter/lighter text color is chosen to improve text readability. This value is tightly coupled with the selected SGI Scheme.


This value is linked to MaXXsettings : Desktop.Colors.SgiDarkScheme

False

SGI_DARK_BACKGROUND 4 

Hint for text icons color on the Desktop. When a dark background is selected, automatically a brighter/lighter text icon color is chosen to improve text readability. This value is tightly coupled with the selected Desktop background color or image.


This value is linked to MaXXsettings : Desktop.Background.SgiDarkBackground

False

GTK_THEME 3  4 

Defines the GTK 3+ Theme to use for all GTK based applications. There is a one to one mapping between GTK Theme and SGI Scheme. GTK Themes are located in :  $MAXX_HOME/share/themes.

Use the schemebr or scheme_selector.sh application to change/select a different Scheme. Alternatively, you can use Toolchest -> Desktop -> Customize -> Color Schemes.

IndigoMagic

GTK2_RC_FILES 3  4 

Defines the GTK 2 Theme location to use for all GTK 2 applications. Legacy GTK application.

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Notes:
1 /opt/MaXX/etc/skel/Xsession.dt
2 /opt/MaXX/etc/system.runtime
3 /opt/MaXX/etc/system.desktopenv
4 $HOME/.maxxdesktop/desktopenv


Revision #10
Created 11 June 2020 19:35:11 by Eric Masson
Updated 24 June 2021 12:18:26 by Eric Masson