Can I set xfwm4 as the window manager for XFCE's own applications?

Alex acs82 at
Fri Jan 27 10:22:59 CET 2023

Hi Mateus,

you probably have the the checkbox 'enable head bars in dialogs'
checked  (last tab in 'xfce4-appearance-settings')

Try unchecking it, close all settings dialogs and than reopen them.

(xfwm4 probably is already the window manager for all your windows,
these dialogs just use a GtkHeaderBar)

Cheers,  Alex

Am 27.01.23 um 02:34 schrieb mateus rocha:
> Xfwm4 is already used as the window manager for the majority of the
> applications here on Xubuntu. But what I'm noticing here, is that
> XFCE's own apps are not using xfwm4 as their window manager. So, what
> do I want to do is to set xfwm4 as the window manager for XFCE's own
> apps as well, like: xfce4-about, xfwm4-settings, xfce4-mouse-settings
> and so on. Is there a way to do that?
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