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Old 03-14-2004, 07:57 AM   #1
pvv
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How to list/manage available Window Managers in the system?


How to list all available Window Managers in the system?
How to know what WM is running now?
Also is there an utility managing WMs?
Is 'Nautilus' (under Gnome) a WM or not?

OS: RH9
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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Type "switchdesk" in the console. This will give you a selection of Gnome, KDE, TWM, and WindowMaker. (Providing you have installed these) Any other window managers will not show up (AFAIK)

Nautilus in Gnome is not a Window Manager, it is the File Manager, however draws the desktop icons as well. If you start nautilus when in KDE, you will see your Gnome desktop.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:52 AM   #3
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thanx
I used 'switchdesk' but it write me 'you must restart X for the changes to take effect'.
I don't know how to restart X, and I done logout&logon and found nothing changed on desktop
 
  


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