Bug#474997: gnome-panel: Window list does not group by process

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Apr 17 20:52:22 UTC 2008

On 17 Apr 2008, at 8:02 pm, Sven Arvidsson wrote:

> I gave it a try with acedb

Wow - that's beyond the call of duty.  :-)  "Interesting" user  
interface, n'est ce pas?  Quirky, but actually damned good at what it  
does once you're used to it.

> and the behaviour seems to be the same on
> etch and sid. If I run two processes of xace, each with several  
> windows
> open, they are all grouped togheter.

Right, that's what we see.

> Just to make sure I don't misunderstand anything; You would prefer  
> it if
> there were two groups, one for each xace process? Alternatively, it
> would be better if the group didn't sort the names alphabetically,
> instead making it clear which windows belonged to which process?

Either of those solutions would be acceptable to my user I think.  The  
first one is what the documentation appears to say it's supposed to  
do.  I realise that this could be hard to do, because it would  
probably do nasty things to e.g. terminal windows, depending on  
whether the terminal window was opened by starting a fresh copy of  
terminal, or using Ctrl+Shift+N.  The second one is probably easier to  
do without incurring nasty behaviour for other applications.  I  
suppose it could always be an additional configuration option...


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