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Old 01-01-2014, 10:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
as said before in this thread, you really should check out what your window manager is capable of.

i don't know what wm cinnamon uses.
wmctrl has an option -m that tells about your window manager.
My Linux Mint-15 Cinnamon workstation says that the window manager is "Muffin" or "Mutter". It seems that muffin is the Mint or Cinnamon fork of the Gnome window manager mutter. It has been used since Cinnamon v1.2 according to Wikipedia.

I also have a man page:
     prompt$  man muffin

       This manual page documents briefly muffin.

       muffin is a minimal X window manager aimed at nontechnical users 
       and is designed to  integrate  well with the GNOME desktop.  
       muffin lacks some features that may be expected by traditional 
       UNIX or other technical users; these users  may  want to
       investigate other available window managers for use with GNOME
       or standalone.

I found this reference Cinnamon v1.8 that says:

Cinnamon is a user interface. It is a fork of GNOME Shell, initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. It provides a usable user environment based on the desktop metaphor, like GNOME 2. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon 1.2 onwards.

Bonne Année 2014,
~~~ 0;-Dan

Last edited by SaintDanBert; 01-01-2014 at 10:46 AM.


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