bigjay2008 wrote:How do I change the window manager in MATE? I much prefer to use a tiling window manager, but I can’t get one to start (correctly) by default. I have installed dwm, awesome, and bluetile. I have had no success with dwm or awesome. Bluetile works perfectly if I start it from the command line once MATE is running, but if I have it run as a startup application then the mouse is constantly replaced by a hamster wheel, which is quite annoying. It also adds the gnome+bluetile option at the login screen, but won’t start. It would be awesome if there was a MATE+bluetile option. I really just want to know where/what I need to edit ( in gnome2 it was ~/.gnomerc ) to change the default window manager?
Not sure if this is the "most correct" way, but:
Run mateconf-editor (I had to install the "mate-conf-editor" package first; I'm surprised it wasn't there by default)
Go to desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager and change it from "marco" to "bluetile"
Now bluetile will start automatically next time you log in with the standar MATE session.