METACITY(1)                 General Commands Manual                METACITY(1)

       METACITY - minimal GTK2 Window Manager

       metacity [--display=DISPLAY] [--replace] [--sm-client-id=ID]
       [--sm-disable] [--sm-save-file=FILENAME] [--sync] [--composite] [--no-
       composite] [--no-force-fullscreen] [--version] [--help]

       This manual page documents briefly metacity.

       metacity is a minimal X window manager aimed at nontechnical users and
       is designed to integrate well with the GNOME desktop.  metacity lacks
       some features that may be expected by traditional UNIX or other
       technical users; these users may want to investigate other available
       window managers for use with GNOME or standalone.

              Connect to X display DISPLAY.

              a window manager which is running is replaced by metacity.
              Users are encouraged to change the GNOME window manager by
              running the new WM with the --replace or -replace option, and
              subsequently saving the session.

              Specify a session management ID.

              Disable the session management.

              Load a session from FILENAME.

       --sync Make X calls synchronous

              Turn compositing on

              Turn compositing off

              Don't make fullscreen windows that are maximized and have no

              Print the version number.

       -?, --help
              Show summary of options.

       metacity configuration can be found under Preferences->Windows and
       Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts on the menu-panel. Advanced
       configuration can be achieved directly through gsettings.


       The original manual page was written by Thom May <>.  It
       was updated by Akira TAGOH <> for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (with permission to use by others), and then updated by Luke
       Morton and Philip O'Brien for inclusion in metacity.

                                  16 May 2013                      METACITY(1)