FreeBSD/Linux X11 determine which window manager is active

Adriano Varoli Piazza moranar at
Sun Jul 8 00:21:40 CEST 2007

Rod Person ha escrito:
> I'm looking for a way to determine which window manager is running using
> python. I can't seem to find a system variable that hold this info.

I don't think one exists. You could check which process is running,
but that would be so web 1.0 (think javascript) it makes me sick just
to think about it. A better alternative could be to code with the
extended WM hints (see
), that should cover many needs. As with the web, (this might be
something you already know, I apologise in that case), try to code to
functionality, not names. Check if the WM can do what you want, not
its name or version


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