X11 For Mac Os

Hello World Basic Programming Knowledge about X11. If you want to run for example 2D vector application like InkScape ( on your Mac you need to install X11. Chimera runs on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but not on older versions of Mac OS X. A X11 server must be installed for Chimera to start. For 10.4, we recommend Apple's X server (X11). It is reliable and provides hardware OpenGL acceleration.

Apple created the XQuartz project as a community effort to further develop and support X11 on Mac. The XQuartz project was originally based on the version of X11 included in Mac OS X v10.5. There have since been multiple releases of XQuartz with fixes, support for new features, and additional refinements to the X11 experience. Apple is a contributor to the XQuartz project and has worked to ensure that X11 works as expected with macOS and latest available versions of XQuartz.

X11 server and client libraries for macOS are available from the XQuartz project at www.xquartz.org. Download the latest version available.

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 X11 for mac os
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/init.sh ; xterm -sb
Or, shell startup file specific (bash): source .profile ; xterm -sbFor
For more support: https://www.xquartz.org/Support.html

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Owner:Dora L.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-06-13 15:57 CDTUpdated:2017-06-13 16:25 CDT
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