wmanager — select an X11 window manager at startup

Description | Download | Examples | Older versions

Description

The wmanager utility displays a dialog box listing all the X11 window managers listed in a configuration file. It allows the user to launch one of them and then possibly go back to the WM selection menu.

The wmanager utility was written by Dr. Meik Teßmer; with his kind permission, Peter Pentchev took over as maintainer in 2016.

Downloading wmanager

The wmanager homepage is here; the development history may be seen in the change log.

The latest release is wmanager-0.2.2:

Older versions are also available.

Examples

Use the wmanagerrc-update tool to populate the .wmanagerrc file in your home directory:

wmanagerrc-update

Put the following in your .xinitrc or .xsession file to invoke wmanager once on startup of your X session:

exec wmanager

Put the following in your .xinitrc or .xsession file to invoke the wmanager-loop utility to run wmanager in a loop instead, allowing you to switch between window managers within the same X session:

exec wmanager-loop

Older versions of wmanager

Description | Download | Examples | Older versions

Contacts: Peter Pentchev

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