[Bug 36419] sort windows by recent usage

seguso maurizio.colucci at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 13:37:45 UTC 2006


Public bug reported:
https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/36419

Affects: libwnck (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Description:
Hi,
there's a quick feature which would improve my desktop experience a lot. I'd like an alternate mode where the taskbar would sort its buttons by recent usage (like ALT-TAB does). 
This means that, each time I activate a window, the corresponding taskbar button would be shifted to the leftmost position.

Why? This way it would be much easier to frequently toggle between two
open windows. I'd start looking to the left and instantly find the
window I need. This is currently very difficult when many windows are
open. Reason why I need to use ALT-TAB very often, or keep few windows
open.

More in general, this would allow to keep many windows open and still
minimize the average time needed to find a window, because the most used
windows would tend to concentrate to the left.

I know this does not exploit spatial memory, and you are against adding
options, but I thought I'd try and ask anyway.




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