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Customizing the SAS Windowing Environment

Miscellaneous Resources in UNIX Environments

You can also customize the following resources:

SAS.altVisualId: ID

specifies a visual type ID.

SAS.autoSaveInterval: minutes

specifies how often (in number of minutes) that the data from the Program Editor window should be saved.

SAS.autoSaveOn: True | False

specifies that data from the Program Editor window should be saved to a file at intervals specified by the SAS.autoSaveInterval resource.

SAS.confirmSASExit: True | False

controls whether SAS displays the Exit dialog box when you enter the DLGENDR command or select File [arrow] Exit. The default is True.

SAS.defaultCommandWindow: True | False

specifies whether the command window is invoked when you start your SAS session. The default is True. directory-pathname

specifies the directory that you want when you first invoke the Open dialog box. By default, the Open dialog box uses the current directory.


specifies the pathname of the World Wide Web browser to use for viewing the online Help or when the WBROWSE command is issued. The default browser is Netscape.

SAS.htmlUsePassword: True | False

specifies whether SAS prompts you to enter your password before sending HTML files to your browser. The default value is True.

SAS.insertModeOn: True | False

controls the editing mode in SAS editor windows. The default is False (overtype).

SAS.noDoCommandRecall: True | False

controls whether SAS commands that are submitted through the sas-do-command() action routine are recorded in the command recall buffer. The default value of True causes commands to be omitted from the command recall buffer; a value of False causes them to be recorded.

SAS.pattern: default-pattern

specifies the default pattern that you want to be used as the file filter when you first invoke the Open and Import Image dialog boxes. This pattern is displayed in the text field at the top of the dialog box. By default, the dialog box uses the first filter in the File type list. The pattern resource has no effect on the File type field.

SAS.selectTimeout: seconds

specifies the X Toolkit selection conversion timeout value in units of seconds. This timeout value determines the amount of time that SAS will wait for a request to convert an X Toolkit selection to complete. The default value should be adequate in most cases.

SAS.startupLogo: xpm-filename | None | ""

specifies the XPM file that you want SAS to display when it is initialized. If the string is empty, SAS uses the default logo.

SAS.startSessionManager: True | False

specifies whether SAS automatically starts the SAS Session Manager when a new SAS session is started. Using your own host editor with SAS requires that the SAS Session Manager be running. The default is True.

SAS.suppressMenuIcons: True | False

specifies whether SAS displays any menu icons other than the check box and toggle button icons in cascade or pop-up menus. Suppressing the icons reduces memory usage and improves how quickly the menus display on slower X servers. The default is False.

SAS.suppressTutorialDialog: True | False

specifies whether SAS displays the Getting Started Tutorial dialog box at the start of your SAS session. True suppresses the dialog box. You might want to suppress this dialog box if you have previously used SAS. The default is False.

SAS.useNativeXmTextTranslations: True | False

specifies whether any XmText widget translations are inherited by all instances of the Text, Combo Box, and Spin Box widgets used by the SAS X Motif user interface. When the value is False, the SAS keys windows translations supersede any user or system-supplied XmText translations. The default value is True.

The following example shows SAS XmText translations:

SAS*XmText*translations:   #override \n\
SAS.wsaveAllExit: True | False

specifies whether SAS should issue the WSAVE ALL command when you end your session. This command saves the global settings, such as window color and window position, that are in effect for all windows that are currently open. The default is False.

Note:   For the WSAVE command to work, your window manager must support explicit window placement. See the documentation for your window manager to determine how to configure your window manager. For example, if you are running Exceed, open the Screen Definition Settings dialog box and deselect Cascade Windows.  [cautionend]

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