Which window manager should I use with Cinnamon

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Which window manager should I use with Cinnamon

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I have a couple of them installed, noticed it when fsgamer's dependency openbox changed the alternative.

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  1            /usr/bin/marco      30        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/metacity   60        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/muffin     60        manual mode
  4            /usr/bin/openbox    90        manual mode
Which of them should I best use? Why?
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Muffin. It's the default WM for Cinnamon. :)
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Re: Which window manager should I use with Cinnamon

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Wondering: is there any reason why Cinnamon chose muffin?
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Muffin was forked from Mutter by the Mint team.
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Re: Which window manager should I use with Cinnamon

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And why did the Cinnamon team decide to use Mutter/Muffin and not Compiz, Openbox, Marco?
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marmistrz wrote:And why did the Cinnamon team decide to use Mutter/Muffin and not Compiz, Openbox, Marco?
Because it apparently suited them better to do so. For more details, including the sordid technical reasons, please contact the Cinnamon dev team. :mrgreen:
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