[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 411174] Re: Hard to switch between windows grouped by an icon

cometdog ericctharley at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 14:13:21 BST 2010

Another possible alternative "solution":

Right now I have compiz set to show window previews when I hover over
buttons in the taskbar.  This also works in gnome-do, but when there are
multilple windows grouped under the same icon, it only shows one of

Would there be any way to set up gnome do such that it showed previews
of all the grouped windows at once when you hover over the icon?  Then
if you could simply mouse up to one of the previews / thumbnails and
click on it to bring that window to the front, it would be excellent.  I
think it would address all of the concerns expressed here.

I do think the scrolling feature is very cool; but I've been using
gnome-do for a while and I had no idea it was even there until reading
this just now.  The previews would be easily discoverable and very
convenient.  And you could keep the existing scrolling functionality.

(Also -- I believe any thinkpad should be configurable to scroll with
the middle button and the trackpoint, or with the touchpad, or both.  In
any case this is possible to achieve on Ubuntu.  You may have to do a
bit of googling.)

Hard to switch between windows grouped by an icon
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Status in Do: Won't Fix
Status in “gnome-do” package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: gnome-do

When user  have three windows of an application, (s)he will have two bright dots below the application icon.
Now, if you want to switch between these three windows, you have to right click then choose the window. According to bug 382705 this is not easy.

What I suggest that the left click on a grouped windows icon must switch between them. If you think that the left click is used to bring the windows to top when they are behind other windows, then use the right click and for running a new instance of the application use the middle click instead of showing the pop up menu

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Aug 10 00:43:38 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-do
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-5.24-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-do
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-5-generic i686

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