0

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

  • 1
    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
0

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
Class: 
PID: N/A
Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: OFF
$ 

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.