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mashcaster
November 20th, 2008, 02:28 PM
What is a window manager? I know metacity and openbox are just 2 examples of window managers, but what do they do?

Do they just control the appearance of the window frame, or do they control the appearance of everything in a window, including buttons, scrollbars, textboxes, checkboxes, select lists and so on?

renzokuken
November 20th, 2008, 03:36 PM
maybe this will help

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/xwtf.html