D.4 Lucid Menu X Resources
If the Emacs installed at your site was built to use the X toolkit
with the Lucid menu widgets, then the menu bar is a separate widget and
has its own resources. The resource names contain ‘pane.menubar’
(following, as always, the name of the Emacs invocation, or ‘Emacs’,
which stands for all Emacs invocations). Specify them like this:
For example, to specify the font ‘8x16’ for the menu-bar items,
Resources for non-menubar toolkit pop-up menus have
‘menu*’, in like fashion. For example, to specify the font
‘8x16’ for the pop-up menu items, write this:
For dialog boxes, use ‘dialog’ instead of ‘menu’:
The Lucid menus can display multilingual text in your locale. For more
information about fontsets see the man page for XCreateFontSet. To enable
multilingual menu text you specify a fontSet resource instead of the font
resource. If both font and fontSet resources are specified, the fontSet
resource is used. To specify
‘-*-helvetica-medium-r-*--*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*,*’ for both the popup and
menu bar menus, write this:
Experience shows that on some systems you may need to add
‘shell.’ before the ‘pane.menubar’ or ‘menu*’. On
some other systems, you must not add ‘shell.’.
Here is a list of the specific resources for menu bars and pop-up menus:
- Font for menu item text.
- Fontset for menu item text.
- Color of the foreground.
- Color of the background.
- In the menu bar, the color of the foreground for a selected item.
- Horizontal spacing in pixels between items. Default is 3.
- Vertical spacing in pixels between items. Default is 2.
- Horizontal spacing between the arrow (which indicates a submenu) and
the associated text. Default is 10.
- Thickness of shadow line around the widget. Default is 1.
Also determines the thickness of shadow lines around other objects,
for instance 3D buttons and arrows. If you have the impression that
the arrows in the menus do not stand out clearly enough or that the
difference between “in” and “out” buttons is difficult to see, set
this to 2. If you have no problems with visibility, the default
probably looks better. The background color may also have some effect
on the contrast.
- The margin of the menu bar, in characters. Default is 1.