I am trying out Xfce and liking it. However, I’ve never found a window manager better than Metacity, so I’d like to use it.
Here’s how I switched:
# Install it sudo apt-get install metacity metacity-themes # Tell it how many workspaces I want gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces 9 # Of course, put my maximise, close buttons etc. in the right place gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close' # See what themes are available ls /usr/share/themes/ # Set the theme I want gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme Dopple # Try it out immediately metacity --replace # Make the change permanent, log out and edit # ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml # and change this line: # <property name="Client0_Command" type="empty"/> # to this: # <property name="Client0_Command" type="array"><value type="string" value="metacity"/></property>