Appearance of active window in bottom bar

John King kingj.linuxmlsts at
Fri Jun 11 22:15:41 UTC 2010

You're not alone; I too have found this confusing at times. My workaround was to install Docky! 

Aaron Whitehouse <lists at> wrote:

>Hello all,
>I've used Ubuntu since Hoary and love it.
>One thing that I have found has caught me out a lot recently is the
>appearance of active and minimised windows in the bottom bar. I find
>that, especially in Lucid, I get these the wrong way around. This is a
>real issue for me, as I often right-click close a window from the bottom
>bar without checking it. Obviously, this is more of a problem when I
>only have two windows open, as with three you can see which is not like
>the others.
>I think that the issue is caused by an inactive window being displayed
>in a way that reminds me of a depressed button, which makes me think
>that it is active. The active window, by contrast, is grey and looks
>raised, which reminds me of a button that needs to be pressed and an
>inactive window (grey often means inactive).
>This may just be me, but I wanted to raise the issue in case it isn't.
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