XSETTINGS/XEMBED Cross-toolkit Protocols


Advancing the user experience on the open-source desktop depends upon creating standards for appli-cations to interact with each other and the desktop environment so that applications created with dif-ferent toolkits operate correctly with any desktop. The XSETTINGS protocol provides a simple ex-ample of some of the techniques and considerations that come into play for such standards. It provides a mechanism for all applications running on a desk-top to have access to a common set of settings for such user-configurable parameters as double-click time and background color.

@inproceedings {270848,
author = {Owen Taylor},
title = {{XSETTINGS/XEMBED} Cross-toolkit Protocols},
booktitle = {XFree86 Technical Conference (
XFree86 Technical Conference)},
year = {2001},
address = {Oakland, CA
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/xfree86-technical-conference/xsettingsxembed-cross-toolkit-protocols},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = nov