The CDE user interface follows the Motif guidelines presented in this book. Motif, however, does not define a desktop, only the basic behaviors for applications and widgets. This chapter defines the guidelines that allow an application to integrate well with the desktop. Thus, to write a desktop-conforming application, you should follow the guidelines in this chapter as well as the previous chapters.
The guidelines in the following sections are specific to CDE and may not necessarily apply to a Motif interface or a Motif application running under another window manager (for example mwm or twm). The sections include information on: