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Wimp Flags

A number of WIMP flags were introduced in RISC OS 4 to allow subtle changes to be made to the desktop appearance. It is anticipated that future versions of the Operating System will allow control over these options from the desktop configure utility.

Meanwhile, they can be set using the command:

         *WimpVisualFlags <options>

Options:  Abbreviation:  Description:
-3DWindowBorders  -3DWB  Give all menus and dialogue boxes a 3D border.
-TexturedMenus  -TM  Give all menus a textured background.
-UseAlternateMenuBg  -UAMB  Use a different background tile for menus.
-RemoveIconBoxes  -RIB  Remove the filled box from behind the text in text+sprite icons.
-NoIconBoxesInTransWindows  -NIBITW  Remove the filled box from icons on windows similar to the pinboard.
-Fully3DIconBar  -F3DIB  Make the iconbar have a full 3D border.
-FontBlending  -FB  Use font blending in icons.
-All  -A  Turn all flags on.
-WindowBorderFaceColour <&RRGGBB>  -WBFC  Set the colour of the top left portion of the window border.
-WindowBorderOppColour <&RRGGBB>  -WBOC  Set the colour of the bottom right portion of the window border.
-MenuBorderFaceColour <&RRGGBB>  -MBFC  Set the colour of the top left portion of the menu border.
-MenuBorderOppColour <&RRGGBB>  -MBOC  Set the colour of the bottom right portion of the menu border.

Options that are not specified are turned off.

For example:

         *WimpVisualFlags -fontblending -texturedmenus


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