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Re: window selector

On 2010-10-24, Doug <dmcgarrett@optonline.net> wrote:
> On 10/24/2010 4:50 AM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>> On 2010-10-23, Klistvud<quotations@aliceadsl.fr>  wrote:
>>> Dne, 23. 10. 2010 22:54:14 je Doug napisal(a):
>>>> Is there any way to put the open programs that appear in the
>>>> "Window Selector" box onto the bottom panel (the one with the
>>>> "shutdown computer" icon) like in other Linuxes and Windows?
>>>> If so, how?
>>>> --doug
>>> As far as I know, that's the default in Gnome: the bottom panel
>>> displays a "button" for every application you have open. If you don't
>>> have that, it should be easy to right-click on the bottom panel and add
>>> the appropriate applet. If you want all windows from all workspaces to
>>> be displayed, you just right-click on the panel applet and edit its
>>> properties accordingly.
>> I think the OP is asking about the 'Window Selector' applet rather than
>> the 'Window List' applet. The former appears in the top panel by
>> default.
>> You can add the applet to the bottom panel too: right click on the
>> panel, choose 'Add to Panel...' and select the applet you require. You
>> can then remove the corresponding applet from the top panel if you wish.
> I suppose that it was in the top panel before I moved it to the bottom, 
> I don't remember.  At any rate, It must not be the default, because 
> Ubuntu provides cached program names in the panel, which I have made

Whatever Ubuntu does is not the default. It's just Ubuntu.

> to be on the bottom, if it wasn't already. (Why two panels anyway?)
> I'm not looking for any applets, just the names of the files that are
> presently "active but hidden'--that is, you snapped on the minus sign
> in the window, and it doesn't occupy screen space anymore. 

A screenshot of a Lenny install[1] will show you the Window Selector
applet on the top right and the Window List applet on the bottom. Either
one will allow you to identify "active but hidden" windows.

> A lot of 
> Linuxes and all of Windows do this.
> --doug


Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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