Switching window manager in Openbox

March 30, 2008

Thanks to the infinite knowledge of Mikachu, I’ve finally figured out how to switch window managers while running Openbox without having to terminate any running applications. Using the Openbox ‘restart’ action, you can launch a different window manager. To do so, add the following to your menu.xml file (using Pekwm as an example):

	<item label="Pekwm"> 
	<action name="Restart"><command>Pekwm</></> 
	</item>

You won’t be able to do this through Obmenu, but text files aren’t that scary.😉

For all you Pekwm enthusiasts: you can do the same thing easily in Pekwm using the RestartOther action ({ Actions = “RestartOther openbox” } for example). I’m not sure how that works in other window managers; you might not be able to switch back to Openbox without logging out.

2 Responses to “Switching window manager in Openbox”

  1. Mikachu said

    Obviously when i said i meant the full closing tags, i was just being lazy on irc.🙂

  2. Mikachu said

    ah, your comments eat tags too. s/said i meant/said </></> i meant/

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