mate-wm - Start the window manager configured by the user
mate-wm [--default-wm=WINDOWMANAGER] [--sm-client-id=ID]
program starts the window manager configured by the user. If
the user has not chosen a window manager it will launch a MATE compliant
The user can define his preferred window manager with the
dconf key. The value of this key should be the name of the desktop file of the
desired window manager, without its .desktop
extension. If this key is
set to mate-wm
, then mate-wm
will simply look for an appropriate
window manager. The user can also override the selection of a window manager
by setting the WINDOW_MANAGER
If the --default-wm
option is used, mate-wm
as window manager if the WINDOW_MANAGER
environment variable is not set and if the
dconf key does not define a specific window manager, or if the configured
window manager cannot be found.
option is translated to an appropriate option
depending on which window manager will be started.
The following options are supported:
- Define the default window manager to start if no window manager is
configured, or if the configured window manager cannot be found.
- Specify the session management ID when connecting to the session
uses the value of the WINDOW_MANAGER
to let the user override the configured window manager.
Adam Erdman <email@example.com> (2014)
Miguel de Icaza <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2000)
Vincent Untz <email@example.com> (2009-2010)