Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Window Support

This section corresponds to section 7.2 of the OSF/Motif Style Guide, Revision 1.2. The different window types are discussed throughout the OSF/Motif Style Guide, Revision 1.2 and this book. In particular, see Chapter 6, Application Design Principles.








Application windows should be clearly distinguishable as primary or secondary windows based on appearance and behavior. 

Primary Window: 

Secondary Window: