I've tried starting a full screen application without a window manager, using xinit,
which works but instead of starting at the top left of the screen the application starts somewhere in the middle of my screen.
I've tried the same using a custom entry in /usr/share/xsessions
and starting that from lightdm instead
of the default ubuntu window manager, but that gives me the same result.
I used to use fvwm as the window manager under Gnome 2, but as I understand Gnome 3 can't be used with a non-default window manager, so I'm looking for alternatives. Are there other desktop environments that have the option of switching to a different window manager?
FluxBox window manager is really simple window manager even the configuration for it really easy and you can do more to get the best performance and better looking desktop using a lightweight desktop and that what FluxBox can give.
In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other distro that uses Nautilus as the file manager, when you double-click on an executable script, a popup window like this will appear to ask you to confirm your action:
If you think this feature is a waste of time like I do, here is how to disable it:
Open Nautilus (or Caja in MATE), on the menu bar, click on Edit then Preferences to open the File Manager Pref
Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't:
Resize my windows
Move my windows
Switch applications (Alt-Tab)
Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have to close it to open a new window.)
Can't use Enter to go into folder
Can't use backspace to go back
Find my main menu
Find the taskbars
My window manager seems to have broke (xfce). I don't see windows around borders, the mouse doesn't display, and i cannot open the "window manager" settings from the menu (the xorg text tty says my window manager is unknown). The panel still loads but doesn't display my desktops correctly (only shows 1, i have 2). How can i find out why this might have happened?