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       mate-wm - Start the window manager configured by the user


       mate-wm [--default-wm=WINDOWMANAGER] [--sm-client-id=ID]


       The  mate-wm program starts the window manager configured by the user. If the user has not
       chosen a window manager it will launch a MATE compliant window manager.


       The    user    can    define     his     preferred     window     manager     with     the
       /org/mate/desktop/session/required-components/windowmanager  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 environment variable.

       If  the  --default-wm  option is used, mate-wm will use WINDOWMANAGER as window manager if
       the    WINDOW_MANAGER    environment    variable    is    not    set    and     if     the
       /org/mate/desktop/session/required-components/windowmanager  dconf  key  does not define a
       specific window manager, or if the configured window manager cannot be found.

       The --sm-client-id 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 manager.


       mate-wm uses the value of the WINDOW_MANAGER environment variable to let the user override
       the configured window manager.


   Should you encounter any bugs, they may be reported at:


   This Man Page has been updated for the MATE Desktop Environment by:
       Adam Erdman <> (2014)


   This Manual was originally written for gnome-session by:
       Miguel de Icaza <> (2000)
       Vincent Untz <> (2009-2010)


   Further information may also be available at:
       mate-session-properties(1), mate-session-save(1), mate-session(1)