In the OpenWindows, application-wide settings are set using the Properties dialog box, accessed from the Edit menu. In CDE, application-wide settings are set using the Options areas. Options choices are generally located in the application's File menu or the separate menu item, Options.
CDE Global options are like the properties you set from the Workspace menu in the OpenWindows environment. You set these properties in CDE using the Style Manager application. See Chapter 7, "Customizing the Desktop Environment," in Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide.