How do I find out what my window manager is if it isnt compiz? the reason I ask is because im trying to track down the workspace switcher and Im pretty sure thats from compiz but when I try to reun compiz from the terminal it says I alredy have a window manager

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    When you start compiz from the terminal, use the --replace switch. If there's already another WM running (no matter if compiz or sth. else), a new WM instance can't be started. The --replace switch stops the running WM and starts the new WM instead. – s3lph Nov 23 '14 at 10:50

Install wmctrl and then run wmctrl -m. According to the man page:

   -m     Display information about the window manager and the environment.

For my system, I see:

$ wmctrl -m
Name: Openbox
Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: OFF

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