Mutter Wayland 3.12.1

The Wayland port of the Metacity window manager of the GNOME desktop environment
Mutter Wayland is an open source window manager program for the GNOME project, specifically designed to support the modern Wayland display server. It is also known as the official port of Mutter for Wayland.

Mutter is an open source project designed to replace the deprecated Metacity window manager in the GNOME desktop environment, offering compositing functionality among other unique features.

Both Mutter and Mutter Wayland projects are distributed as part of the GNOME project, providing decorations for all windows. They use GTK+ for drawing window frames and doesn’t reveal the concept of "window manager" to the end-user.

A window manager doesn’t try to be a desktop environment, thus there are various open source window managers out there that can easily replace an entire desktop environment.

The project has been successfully ported to the Wayland display server on September 2013. Its main design goal is to replace the standard Mutter version when GNOME will switch to the modern Wayland window system.

Global keyboard shortcuts include Alt+Tab for forward cycling between active windows, Alt+Shift+Tab for backward cycling between active windows, Alt+Ctrl+Tab for forward cycling between panels, and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Tab for backward cycling between panels.

In addition, users can use the Alt+Escape keyboard shortcut to cycle between active windows using a pop-up thingy, Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow for navigated to the previous workspace, and Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow for navigating to the next workspace.

Furthermore, the Ctrl+Alt+D keyboard shortcut will minimize all windows and display the desktop. Various window mouse bindings and keybindings are also available, as well as session management integration.

Summing up, Mutter Wayland is yet another important component when we talk about porting the entire GNOME desktop environment to the Wayland display server. It provides users with the same features found on the current Mutter program.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on March 26th, 2014


last updated on:
April 16th, 2014, 5:58 GMT
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developed by:
Havoc Pennington
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category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Gnome

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Mutter Wayland - Mutter takes care of the window management on the GNOME desktop environment
What's New in This Release:
  • Fix crash when running as X11 compositor [Adel; #727115]
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Mutter Wayland is an open source port of the Mutter window manager utility for the GNOME desktop environment, to the W...

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