Switching between window managers

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Switching between window managers

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-02 02:37


Is there an easy way to switch between i3 and openbox ?
I am not using display manager, just starting sessions from tty.

Would be nice to be able to switch to i3 from for example openbox right click menu.
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Re: Switching between window managers

Postby steve_v » 2018-02-02 10:48

Many WMs (inc. openbox) support the --replace switch, which does what one would expect. AFAIK i3 doesn't, so you'd probably have to run a DM if that one is on the wishlist.
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Re: Switching between window managers

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-03 11:48

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# update-alternatives --config x-session-manager

Requires a log out though.
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