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How to restart only the graphical side of OS X
Authored by: LC on Dec 09, '07 05:17:25PM

When I used X11 window managers every day, sometimes the wm would get messed up and I didn't want to lose any windows or processes.

Within olvwm, I could send a -USR1 signal to the wm and it would restart itself (without losing anything).

Within dtwm (CDE's wm), I could send it a f.restart -noconfirm (using a little program called dtwmcmd), and the wm would restart itself (without losing anything).

Does anyone know whether OS X's wm has a restart function, like the ones that I've mentioned above, and whether we can switch consoles (or ssh in) and send it a signal/command that would gently restart it (without losing anything)?? Thanks; Larry.



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How to restart only the graphical side of OS X
Authored by: LC on Dec 10, '07 04:58:59PM
I was also wondering about the hidden features of quartz-wm, I guess we only see that running when X11.app is running; Larry

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