How to obtain and install X11 for Mac

About X11 for Mac: X11 is no longer included with Mac, but X11 server and client libraries are available from the XQuartz project. For more information:

XQuartz 2.7.11  | Version 2.7.11 | Released 10-29-2016 | OS X 10.6.3 or later

The XQuartz project is an open-source effort to develop a version of the X.Org X Window System that runs on OS X.

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X11 Shortcuts (i.e. Copy & Paste, Menus, Scrollbars, etc):

When in an X11 application, to get the Main Options contextual menu:
Control + Mouse Click

To get the VT Options contextual menu:
Control + Option + Mouse Click

To paste:
Option + Click

To Paste between a Mac OS X native app and an X11 app, first copy from the Mac OS X app (Edit menu > Copy), then Option + Click in the X11 app.

To Paste between an X11 app and a Mac OS X app, in the X11 file menu, select Edit > Copy and then select Edit > Paste in the Mac OS X app menu.

X11 Customization and PATH export:

To have the scrollbar automatically appear when a new xterm window is created from the X11 menu (and to perhaps source the shell files so that PATH's are kept, etc):

In Apple X11's Applications menu, choose Customize and change the entry for xterm to: xterm -sb

You can also make it (for Fink): source /sw/bin/ ; xterm -sb

Or, shell startup file specific (bash): source .profile ; xterm -sb
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Keywords:xquartz project OSX server client libraries download   Doc ID:74034
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-06-13 14:57 CSTUpdated:2017-06-13 15:25 CST
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