Tweaking Motif to make DDD stick out a little less

With Ttk bringing theming to maintained Tk applications like gitk, Motif is the last major holdout we still sometimes have to deal with.

While it is unfortunately true that Motif has no theming support whatsoever, certain tweaks can still be made via X resources.

Here are some before and after screenshots. (Please ignore the ugly fonts until I can find time to restart my X server.)

If you want to use or experiment with these tweaks, drop this into your ~/.Xresources:

If you want to see what other keys DDD sets (though still only a subset of what it will listen to), use this command:

appres `xprop | grep WM_CLASS | awk -F'"' '{print $(NF-1)}'` | less 

CC BY-SA 4.0 Tweaking Motif to make DDD stick out a little less by Stephan Sokolow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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