how to detect composit manager

Oleg Sukhodolsky son.two at
Thu Aug 10 16:48:04 EEST 2006

Thank you.

On 8/10/06, Dan Winship <danw at> wrote:
> Oleg Sukhodolsky wrote:
> > is there any standard way to detect if a composite manager is running
> > on the system?
> Yes. The latest CVS version of the EWMH defines a manager selection
> _NET_WM_CM_S0 (for screen 0, _S1 for screen 1, etc). If you're using gtk
> 2.10, you can use gdk_screen_is_composited() to test it. (If not, you
> can look at that code to see how to test it.)
> The only catch is that this was added to the EWMH fairly recently, and
> the version of Compiz in SUSE 10.1 doesn't support the hint.
> -- Dan

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