METACITY - minimal GTK3 Window Manager
metacity [--display=DISPLAY] [--replace]
[--sm-client-id=ID] [--sm-disable] [--sm-save-file=FILENAME]
[--sync] [--composite] [--no-composite] [--no-force-fullscreen] [--version]
This manual page documents briefly metacity.
metacity is a minimal X window manager aimed at
nontechnical users and is designed to integrate well with the GNOME desktop.
metacity lacks some features that may be expected by traditional UNIX
or other technical users; these users may want to investigate other
available window managers for use with GNOME or standalone.
- Connect to X display DISPLAY.
- a window manager which is running is replaced by metacity. Users
are encouraged to change the GNOME window manager by running the new WM
with the --replace or -replace option, and subsequently saving the
- Specify a session management ID.
- Disable the session management.
- Load a session from FILENAME.
- Make X calls synchronous
- Turn compositing on
- Turn compositing off
- Don't make fullscreen windows that are maximized and have no
- Print the version number.
- -?, --help
- Show summary of options.
metacity configuration can be found under
Preferences->Windows and Preferences->Keyboard
Shortcuts on the menu-panel. Advanced configuration can be achieved
directly through gsettings.
The original manual page was written by Thom May <email@example.com>. It was
updated by Akira TAGOH <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux
system (with permission to use by others), and then updated by Luke Morton and
Philip O'Brien for inclusion in metacity.