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Old 07-27-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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How can I make it so ... [more]

How can I make it so I can automatically switch between window managers instantly in redhat... like I could on Mandrake?

For instance. On mandrake if you were in, say, GNOME or something I remember I could go to mandrake start>logout>switch window manager> icewm/windowmaker/sawfish etc

The best part is all current applications and windows would automatically be ported over to the new window manager.

I want to be able to do this in redhat too!

Searched USENET and Google before posting, can't find any info... my fate is in your hands
Old 07-27-2003, 11:00 PM   #2
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try looking under the desktop switching tool, I don't really ever use gnome cuz I hate it, but that might get you started in the right direction.
Once installed I think you can type something like 'switchdeskkde' and it will perform the task you are looking for. I can't be any more precise than that right now, since this is off the top of my head.
Old 07-28-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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>try looking under the desktop switching tool,
Yep, it only has KDE or GNOME, TWM or "revert to user setting" (click here for screenshot)

I have ICEWM, Windowmaker, KDE, GNOME installed, but I don't see the others in the "desktop switching tool"

Also switchdesk only brings up the desktop switching tool
same with switchdesk-gnome.

switchdesk-icewm / switchdesk-windowmaker do not work.

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