A global window manager environment variable
nyutwo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 08:52:08 PDT 2007
Config options like PAGER, or EDITOR?
This is meant to be something like those variables. Set the WM you want
once, and then if you use KDE, or Gnome, or XFCE, or $NIFTY_NEW_DE, they all
work with it.
Also, it reduces the number of things that someone needs to remember if they
do happen to want to run a non-default WM.
If this had already existed, then Beryl wouldn't have had to be set up to do
odd things to start up the first time.
On 4/24/07, Havoc Pennington <hp at redhat.com> wrote:
> nyu 2 wrote:
> > It should be a trivial change in most DEs' startup scripts. Does anyone
> > else think that this may be a good idea?
> Config options don't belong in environment variables.
> The way this at least used to work in gnome is that if you want another
> WM, run it with --replace or -replace, then save session.
> e.g. say you are running something else and you want to switch to
> $ metacity --replace
> $ gnome-session-save
> If it wasn't done via the session, it would be done with e.g. a gconf key.
> There is also just a control panel "Desktop Effects" that toggles
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