How can I change the default window manager for xfce4?
for some reason xfwm doesn't run when I run xfce4 shell.
The easiest way I found to permanently change the default window manager is:
*Download your desired WM.
*Then go: system tools > preferences > startup applications.
*Then click "add".
*If you wanted for example to change your default WM to metacity, at "name" put "metacity" and at "command" put "metacity --replace". Click "add".
*Log out > log in.
XFCE starts the window manager specified in
In this file look for the
Because in XFCE it is common for us to save our session while logging out, don't forget to clean your session: Settings Manager->Session and Startup->Session tab->Clear saved sessions
Now you can logout and back in.