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-====== Using Another Window Manager ======+~~NOTOC~~ 
 +<note warning>As soon as you run another window manager instead of xfwm4 you will lose your support. You will receive no help on the [[https://mail.xfce.org/|mailing list]], [[irc://irc.freenode.net/#xfce|IRC]], [[http://forum.xfce.org/|forum]] or [[http://bugzilla.xfce.org|bug tracker]] as long as you cannot reproduce the problem with xfwm4.</note> 
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 +====== Using another Window Manager ======
  
 Xfce works nicely together with other window managers instead of [[http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/start|xfwm4]]. Xfce works nicely together with other window managers instead of [[http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/start|xfwm4]].
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 Replacing xfwm4 with the window manager of your choice is quite easy. Run Replacing xfwm4 with the window manager of your choice is quite easy. Run
-  <command of your wm> --replace+  command_of_your_wm --replace
 and [[http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-session/preferences#session|save your session]]. The change will be applied on the fly. and [[http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-session/preferences#session|save your session]]. The change will be applied on the fly.
  
 Or, if the WM of your choice does not support the ''%%--replace%%'' switch or you do not want saved sessions, use Or, if the WM of your choice does not support the ''%%--replace%%'' switch or you do not want saved sessions, use
-  xfconf-query -c xfce4-session -p /sessions/Failsafe/Client0_Command -n -a -t string -s "<command of your wm>"+  xfconf-query -c xfce4-session -p /sessions/Failsafe/Client0_Command -n -a -t string -s "command_of_your_wm"
 This needs a restart of your session. This needs a restart of your session.
  
 To make the change on a global scope for all users which do not have this setting already in there private xfce configuration, alter <file>/etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml</file> and change the appropriate value. To make the change on a global scope for all users which do not have this setting already in there private xfce configuration, alter <file>/etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml</file> and change the appropriate value.
  
-<note warning>As soon as you run another window manager instead of xfwm4 you will lose your support.</note> +<note tip>Xfwm4 integrates its own compositor for hardware acceleration. You have to provide your own compositor if your alternate window manager doesn't provide this feature or you can't use things like real transparency, tear-free playback, window previews or drop shadows.</note>
-<note tip>xfwm4 integrates its own compositor for hardware acceleration. You have to provide your own compositor if your alternate window manager doesn't provide this feature or you can't use things like real transparency, tear-free playback, window previews or drop shadows.</note>+
  
 ===== Compiz ===== ===== Compiz =====
  
 Just don't use it. It is outdated. Upstream is [[http://git.compiz.org/|dead]]. [[https://launchpad.net/compiz|Canonical took over the development]], but only for [[https://unity.ubuntu.com/|Unity]], so don't expect proper packages outside of *buntu. Just don't use it. It is outdated. Upstream is [[http://git.compiz.org/|dead]]. [[https://launchpad.net/compiz|Canonical took over the development]], but only for [[https://unity.ubuntu.com/|Unity]], so don't expect proper packages outside of *buntu.