GNOME

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: GNOME 1.0
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gnome-wm - Launches the user selected window manager for the GNOME session  

SYNOPSIS

gnome-wm [--default-wm windowmanager] [--sm-client-id id]  

DESCRIPTION

The gnome-wm script invokes the user selected window manager. If the user has not chosen a window manager it will try to launch a GNOME compliant window manager.

The user can overwrite the selection of a window manager by setting the WINDOW_MANAGER environment variable. If a --default-wm option is given the script uses that window manager in case WINDOW_MANAGER is not set. If gnome-wm is given as the argument to --default-wm then it is the same as if no default was given.

The script takes the --sm-client-id argument and translates the id to an appropriate option depending on which window manager was selected.

 

ENVIRONMENT

The gnome-wm program uses the value of the WINDOW_MANAGER environment variable to let the user override the configured window manager.  

PERSISTENT SETTINGS

The program stores the current selection of a window manager in the gconf key /desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager/default  

SEE ALSO

gnome-session(1),default.session(5)  

BUGS

If you find bugs in the gnome-wm program, please report these using bug-buddy or the gnome-bug script included with the GNOME libraries distribution.


 

Index

SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ENVIRONMENT
PERSISTENT SETTINGS
SEE ALSO
BUGS

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