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Re: changing window managers

Joachim Fahnenmüller <jfahnenmueller@web.de> writes:

> Sorry if the question is stupid, but: What is a session manager, and
> how does it get involved?

A window manager allows you to move and resize windows, iconify them,
and so on.

A session manager remembers which windows (applications) were open and
starts them on the next login.  A session manager may also remeber the
geometries of the windows involved, and perhaps the workspace they
were on.

Most people use a window manager, but not everyone needs a session
manager.  I, for example, just put the programs I want in ~/.xinitrc.


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