Friday, April 21, 2006

Resizable screen of X-windows

1. When using Cygwin, one may encouter the problem that the windows are fixed, nonremovable. However, this is cuased by using the command $: x& and issue commands in cygwin directly.

2. However, we can use $: startx &, this produce a X ~ windows, one can issue unix commands in this new window and the resulting windows are resizable and removable.


Thursday, April 20, 2006

An easier way to draw dots in xfig

1. Zoom canvas to 8;
2. choose Circle/ellips button;
3. Choose attribute (Fill style: black) at the bottom, and choose (Point posn: any);
4. click at which you want. and move a little bit to form a dot.