Window List With App Grouping

by jake-phy

UUID: WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com
Score: 225
Last edited: 1 month ago
Last commit: 97eacb48d4d2fc513dd7c7a9f8bce6179023cebc



Window List with App Grouping an Window Thumbnails

323 Comments

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4 months ago
If you have Mint 18.1 and Cinnamon 3.2 do not use this applet! It causes panel freezes and right-click menu issues, as described partly in [1]. A perfect replacement is the "Icing Task Manager" applet, see [2].

[1] https://github.com/jake-phy/WindowIconList/issues/172
[2] https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/269
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4 months ago
Right click menu is broken in Mint 18.1
Thanks your your hard work.
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6 months ago
People, you should install from gitHub, as the fork from Cinnamon is somehow updated. Great app! Thanks!
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7 months ago
Dude, this is awesome. How came it is not default in linux mint? It feels so much better to have a cleaner panel
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10 months ago
Two possibilities
a) the window in the background is not only increased but focused, that would be acceleration compared to Windows10 but should also be tested,
b) You get 100% the Windows10 style. That should not be so difficult, because the program only needs to be shortened.
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10 months ago
Windows 10 has solved the problem in a simple way. If you move the mouse over the thumbnails, then the window is not changed. The originally working window remains open and in the foreground. This is a much quieter behavior, because nothing is flashing and it makes of course immediately clear that you have to click if you want to change to the searched new window.
It seems that in Window List with App Grouping the displayed window in the background is only a magnification of the preview window at mouseover. This is as I said very confusing and should be urgently stopped.
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10 months ago
focused. First, you have a constant flashing of the window backgrounds. Once you have found the window of choice despite constant distraction by flashing backgrounds, you do not have to forget to click the mouse. This is extremely illogical. Why flashes a second preview window in full screen next to the preview window ? No one comes to such an idea. It is entirely logical to suppose that the 2nd flashing large windows is focused. Once you leave the preview window, you're back in the old window. It is not just a step back but you have made all the search in vain.
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10 months ago
If several applications are open, eg Thunderbird with two windows and OpenOffice with two windows, then the behavior of "Window List with app Grouping"
becomes very confusing. Moving the mouse over a preview window, the new window is displayed but not
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11 months ago
Fantastic applet. Can you add support to multiples screen, in order to show the pinned button of not runnings apps only on the main screen and show in each screen windows list only the apps that are each screen?
Thanks for it
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1 year ago
Fantastic applet, thanks. Should be the default in Cinnamon IMHO.
I've been using it for a couple of years, and as of writing, it works rock stable in Cinnamon 2.8.6 (LMDE2).
And please, try to resist feature creep. You will never make everybody happy anyway!
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1 year ago
Same as the last comment, I love the applet but am facing the same problem with sometimes needing two clicks to get an application to launch.
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1 year ago
Love it but it's very buggy at the moment (cinnamon 2.6, mint 17.2). Windows sometimes require 2 clicks to open instead of 1. If dragging/reordering is enabled, hovering over a window will stick it's icon to the mouse and clicking somewhere to fix this will reorder the window to the end of the list.
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1 year ago
It seems like a lot of times, I have to double click an icon to get it to open which is not like windows and I would like to be able to open an icon with one click. Just thought I would let you know in case it's an easy fix. I am excited about this applet otherwise though!
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1 year ago
Seems like this applet is pretty buggy and hasn't been updated for a while. I hope it gets updated soon!
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1 year ago
Very nice indeed - though I'm not so impressed with 'pinning' as I prefer a separate panel launcher...
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1 year ago
This is fantastic, so thanks a lot for your awesome work! BUT: is there any possibility of displaying every non-pinned app on all workspaces? This would be far better for me. Also I would prefer, if it were possible to turn off the "pop-up" on hovering completly. Is there a chance of this to be implemented? Or can someone tell me how to do it? Help much appreciated!
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1 year ago
Sorry for posting it here but after the developer inactiveness i decided to take a look... in the following git i fixed the left mouse button bug (at the moment rearrange is broken)

https://github.com/pkoutsovasilis/WindowIconList

Feel free to contribute as much as you can
The next thing i will see is the thumbnail peak bug when closing it by middle sometimes all the other windows stays in high level of opacity (try closing calculator in Mint 17.2 with middle click on thumbnail peak)
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1 year ago
I changed the thumbnail timeout preview to zero and this seems to have lessened the left click issues for me.
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1 year ago
If the original developer doesn't respond (or doesn't mind), I will fork this applet and continue development to resolve the issues mentioned - I too suffer from these, and would like them fixed also.
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1 year ago
This is what i needed.

but there is little problem. When 'Title Display' setting is 'focused', window is closed but width of tab is the same size as before. i'll show you this image(because I have poor english skills, sorry T_T )

http://pds25.egloos.com/pds/201507/06/37/f0055337_559a63b569922.jpg
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1 year ago
Great App, I love how well it organizes my windows. I noticed the same issue as Jeff with having to click on an app multiple times to get it to open sometimes. Other than that has there been any consideration for developing the app to support multiple panels, with the icon of the opened window showing up on the current monitors panel? It would be awesome if I could get this app working on more than 2 monitors.
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1 year ago
Great Applet works ok in Cinnamon 2.6.7 the only issue I Have had is when Arranged Pinned Apps is enabled it causes to have issues clicking on the pinned apps to execute them. also with the Arranged Pinned Apps disabled there is still a bit of funky clicking bugs. you some times have to double click what ever is pinned and some times even click them 4 times till the pinned is executed. but other then this it works good. Thanks
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1 year ago
I updated Cinnamon to 2.6 (original install Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1) and now clicking on a launcher doesn't open the application or switch to it. Has anyone seen this behaviour?
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1 year ago
I can confirm the weird behaviour ("dragging icons" and "double click") others have mentioned, both in Mint 17 and LMDE2...
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1 year ago
He meant, that - and that's true - switching off ReArrange option fixes the weird behaviour that you start dragging the icon around when you just want to click it. Apparently you need to restart Cinnamon afterwards, though, for changes to take effect.
It doesn't fix the problem with having to click on the icons twice, though...
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1 year ago
Rereading this I'm starting to think that you meant switching off the Rearrange was the fix to having to double click an app to launch it, not the fix to distorted icons, right?
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1 year ago
Sorry Psyray I don't see a previous comment of yours that mentions the icon aspect ratio, but I'll give your suggestion a try. I saw your earlier post where you describe how you have to double click an app to launch it. I'm not sure whether this is related but I find that if an app is already open then in order to switch to it I have to hover the mouse over the icon long enough for the thumbnail to popup before clicking it, otherwise I sometimes have to click the icon twice to activate the application.
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1 year ago
According to my previous post, if you encounter the same problem, try to switch off Rearrange (right click on a pinned app icon), it seems that it resolve issue
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2 years ago
I worked out how to adjust the launcher icon aspect ratio.

Open specialButtons.js and locate the method "_getPreferredWidth: function (actor, forHeight, alloc)".

After the last line add "global.log('_getPreferredWidth - natural: ' + alloc.natural_size + ", min: " + alloc.min_size);"

To load the Cinammon log viewer press ALT+F2, type lg and ENTER. On the log viewer press the Actions button drop down and select 'Restart Cinnamon'.

In the log tab locate the _getPreferredWidth messages, that will tell you what width the launcher icons are currently being set to.

To adjust this width at the end of the _getPreferredWidth method add the lines

alloc.min_size = 72;
alloc.natural_size = 72;

Obviously replace '72' with what looks best on your system. Comment out or remove the log line.
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2 years ago
Just installed on Mint 17.1 64bit on a Macbook Pro Retina. It installs and works ok, but the application icons on the panel are massively distorted, ie twice as wide as they are high, which looks absolutely appalling. Is there a reasonably unified location in the code where the launcher icon aspect ratio is defined? If someone can point me in the right direction I'm quite willing to play around with it and see if I can fix it up. I notice a couple of other people have had similar issues, perhaps the panel icon aspect ratio could be added as a configuration setting?

A 'Close All Windows' menu item also seems like an obvious oversight for an app grouping launcher.
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2 years ago
Hi,

Great applet but broken with the latest cinnamon on Linux Mint 17.1
As already said on others comments :
- Need, randomly, to double click to launch app
- Item behave like dragging them without any reason

Two really annoying behaviour.
If not resolved quickly I think I need to search another applet or use the default one.
Sadly....
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2 years ago
Could it be possible to add ungroup for single application and also to modify used icons for the application?

Reason for that ist that i use chromium web apps and would like to get only them splitted in the list and moreover to give them different icons, like it is done for the desktop launchers.

thanks for any help
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2 years ago
Sorry, I take back what I said earlier. The weird behaviour is still present in the 2.8 version of the applet. It features a few nice improvements and additions, though.
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2 years ago
The weird behaviour with Items behaving like you tried dragging them in Cinnamon 2.4 (LinuxMint 17.1) seems to be fixed in version 2.8, which is available from the GitHub site. Don't understand why it isn't posted to here.
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2 years ago
spoke too soon :-( Didn't hold up after restarting cinnamon. I'm back to a separate icon for each chrome window.
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2 years ago
OK I'm not sure what I've done, but it's working now. I had removed and reinstalled a few times and it just started working.
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2 years ago
Hi,

Great applet, really makes the user experience so much better than the default. However, I can't seem to get chrome pinned. I noticed someone reported an issue about 6 months ago, but there doesn't seem to have been any follow up. I do have the google-chrome.desktop file.

Interestingly if I uninstall the applet, modify settings-schema.json and add "google-chrome.desktop" to the array then reinstall the applet, chrome is pinned, but it won't group. every window I open adds a new icon to the bar with a 1 and preview shows the individual instance of chrome.

I don't know if this would have anything to do with it, but the icon pinned is called Google Chrome, but when it opens windows they are called Google-chrome-stable.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
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2 years ago
Excellent applet and thank you for your work. I have installed Linux Mint 17.1 rebecca and this weird thing is happening... Randomly in all of my pinned apps when i click to open them they dont open but its like i holding down my mouse right click and i can drag the icon all over the screen.. Please fix it cause i cant live without your applet and this bug happens really frequently (tested both git and cinnamon:applets version)
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2 years ago
Your applet is great, but could you please have it respect the cinnamon effects setting for minimize, or point me in the right direction to fix? I'm using the git version, btw.
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2 years ago
seems there is a 2.8.0 version on the github
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2 years ago
Sometimes running apps that are iconized on the panel move when the mouse rolls over and click them. It's as if I'm keeping my mouse depressed, but have only clicked. You can see the behavior in this screen capture:

http://tinypic.com/r/71gsis/8

It doesn't happen all the time, but if I click around as I'm doing in the video, the behavior will eventually show itself.
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2 years ago
Another issue is thumbnail display of apps with a size ratio different to the thumbnail; it deforms the contents to fit the thumbnail rather than shrink the window according to the limiting dimension.
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2 years ago
@AUserInEssex: This is a feature I would like to see added in the form of an orb or a triangle under (or above) the icon of each active app. It isn't there yet, but the best solution I've been able to find is to set the number display to normal so every running app has at least a "1" on the corner. Just for the record: I have a FF add-on that monitors this page, so that's why I kinda reply relatively quickly to new comments haha.
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2 years ago
Any chance of some sort of indicator indicating whether applications are *running*, please? At present, only the focused application gets differentiated from the other iconized applications. Thanks.
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2 years ago
This applet is *excellent* and, I believe, should be incorporated into Linux Mint as part of the default set-up. As things stand, I worry that the applet might not continue to be maintained!
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2 years ago
In fact pinning Eclipse does not work either.
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2 years ago
Really good but is there a way to manually set the launch behaviour for an icon? For example, the 'new window' behaviour does not work for Eclipse. This was also an issue on Windows 7 (!) but it had a work around, albeit I can't remember what that was (likely not relevant here anyway).
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2 years ago
Hi oscarus, thanks for your reply. Referring to top, it was cinnamon. Normally, cinnamon takes about 300-350 MB of RAM. With the github-version installed, I ran out of 8GB. Well, I'm not running Cinnamon on Mint, perhaps, there's something weird in my system-configuration, but I didn't tweak it at all... I have just installed Cinnamon (next to XFCE on Majaro 08.11). So far, everything ran smooth out of the box.

Perhaps, I'll give it another shot and see what will happen...
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2 years ago
@mcutting: You're welcome!
@UncleS_A_M: I'm running 17.1 and I'm not having those issues. What's the memory usage of Cinnamon process when this problem happens?
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2 years ago
As suggested by oscarus, I removed this version of the applet and then installed the version from github. But I've had an issue with this version.
After launching the applet, my machine (I am running Manjaro 08.11 with latest Cinnamon, 8GB RAM) started running out of Memory and even 90% of my SWAP were in usage. Rebooting didn't solve the Problem. After opening some programs (eye of gnome to regard some pictures, nemo, firefox, thunderbird) the same problem occured. After removing the github-verion, everything is normal again.

Has anybody else had a similar problem???
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2 years ago
It's a shame that this applet still has no proper stylesheet. My ciliora themes desperately need one one. XD Pulling styles from alt tab and other parts won't cut it. :(
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2 years ago
@oscarus - Thanks very much for noticing this and posting your findings - I've just done exactly the same thing as you, and my issues are now resolved too ! The only thing extra here I'd point out is that if you install the Github version, the applet offers an update when you refresh - if you install this, you'll overwrite the new version with the old one.

Regds
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2 years ago
Ok, here is something weird I've just found out. Apparently, I updated this applet a few months ago to what I thought was the latest version and it was working fine until cinnamon 2.4 was released, which is when the problems I mentioned in my previous comment started showing up. I decided to uninstall the applet and to reinstall it using the method suggested on the github page, and not only have most of the issues gone away, it now has a few features I had not seen! I compared the zip file from linuxmint.com with the one from github and found that the problem seems to be that the files that you get from here are older than the ones from github but have a newer version number (i.e. linuxmint.com has version 2.8.5 but the files are from July while github has version 2.7.5 but the files are from September.)


TL;DR: For the time being DO NOT update or install this applet by downloading it from here or from the cinnamon settings. Uninstall the old version and download it from github instead.


(on an unrelated note: I really wish this site supported basic html or markdown. **Or does it?** *testity test*)
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2 years ago
The settings schema has
"thumbnail-size" : {
.
.
"tooltip" : "Opacity of the windows on peek."
},

which I have yet to see the math on, and haven't figured out by adjusting it a few times.
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2 years ago
It turns out that, yes, after setting the style attributes (or whatever they're called in the js/css world) on the AppButton warnings are no longer logged and the Demand Attention does not get set as was happening while developing my theme (perhaps restart Cinnamon with windows minimized). The interim comment that I made while some instances of AppButton were created before I modified specialButton.js.

Hope you find time to work on this applet. I'd give it ten starts if I could.
Thanks.
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2 years ago
Or not... I thought that I was on to something for a few minutes there...
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2 years ago
Setting
this.style = '-arrow-background-color: rgba(80,80,80,0.0); -arrow-border-color: rgba(150,150,150,0.0);';
on AppButton prevents annoying ST Warning: **: blah blah from being thrown

Super slick Applet! Keep up the great work.
I'm also looking into the whole "demands-attention" issue...
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2 years ago
Hello and thank You for a very nice applet.
I'd like to say that I agree with the suggestion mentioned by establisher1-2:
It would be great to keep the thumbnail open when you close a window from its menu.
I don't know if it helps but there is such an option in the applet called "Windows Quick List With Close Button"
(http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/98)
Also, it could be a good idea to have an option to show the close button on all the thumbnails, not only the active one.
I hope it will be possible to implement both suggestions to vertical Thumbnails (when 'show thumbnails' is off, which is a very good feature).
Thx again.
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2 years ago
I'm facing the same issues that @oscarus said, specially the double/triple click to open an app sometimes. Indeed this is my favorite applet, it would be fantastic if you investigate why this is happening.

Thx!
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2 years ago
Hi.
I've been using your app for a while without any problems, but now I have one.
I have just installed Android Studio (Android's official ID) and for some reason the grouping feature isn't working with it. All the projects that I open (in new windows) are listed like separated windows on your app. Probably this is not an error of your app but of Android Studio or the OS, but maybe you know how to fix it.
Thanks.
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2 years ago
I have exactly the same issues as oscarus with this applet since i have update to Cinnamon 2.4.5.
This is (by far) one of my favorite applets! Therefore, it would be great if these issues could be fixed!

Thanks for you work!
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2 years ago
The new version of cinnamon (2.4.5) that came with LM 17.1 seems to have messed up this great applet a bit.

A few of the issues I've been experiencing:
> Sometimes I have to double click applications to open or switch applications.
> The padding around some icons is a lighter gray that doesn't match the rest of the panel. The active app and the unopened pinned apps have this gray border around them.
> Sometimes some icons get some weird red or green highlighting.
> Sometimes icons "stick" to the cursor (as if I were to drag them) when clicking them even though the "rearrange" option is disabled.
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2 years ago
For whatever reason I am unable to pin WPS Office. Please keep up the amazing work :D
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2 years ago
https://github.com/jake-phy/WindowIconList/issues/68 – LauncherAPI
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2 years ago
Agree with @Hot-Bernie, Unity's LauncherAPI support would be very useful for everyone.
Here's an official doc on it – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/LauncherAPI

It will be great if it will read LauncherAPI entries from applications' .desktop files.
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2 years ago
Asking again about minimize: Am I the only one having this issue? With the default window list, I click the button to minimize and it performs a traditional minimize down to the panel as I expect. When I switch to Window List with App Grouping and minimize it scales in to the middle as if the panel is not there (like Gnome 3). I seem to remember traditional minimize working a year or two ago.

Is there a way to address this? Might seem like a small thing, but it makes using the applet feel "buggy" when the normal window list "just works."

It's otherwise a great applet. That will be especially true if it ever supports Unity quick lists and shortcuts to recently used documents (Like Win7 Jumplists).
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2 years ago
This is so so good. Works perfectly with all programs in Mint 17 Cinnamon. Thank you.
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2 years ago
When Minimize is set to "Traditional" it doesn't do a traditional minimize, it scales. Anything that could be done about that? (Traditional minimize works with the regular window list.)
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2 years ago
Well if you download the the git release, the red part should be disabled right now.
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2 years ago
Hello,

I use your applet with LM 17. Perfect for my needs (like dock on bottom panel of Cinnamon)
Only one question:
how I can disable frame (trans in main and a bit red when some goes unusual) around of icon?

Thank you
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2 years ago
The Libroffice bug I have not been able to duplicate. Libreoffice plays really weird with the appmenu system. I don't really know how to fix that unless you could check and see if it is throwing an error.
The rest are on my list to change for the next release. i'm not sure how to fix the hover menu thogh the popup seems to close no matter what i do but i'll try to fix it some how..
For anyone reading this. I have created a succesful appenu implimentation including free desktop shortcuts and recent documents. Go ahead and check out my git to download it and test it. Let me know what you think.
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2 years ago
Hi, I love this applet, been using it everyday, though there's several points that make it less confortable to me :

*i miss the option close all windows" available on right click
*when i close a window from its thumbnail, the thumbnail menu closes too. Would it be possible to keep it open even when you close a window from the thumbnail menu ?
*when you don't use a windows for a moment, the icon goes red. Is that a feature ? would it be possible to set it off ?

Plus, i've noticed a bug with the libreoffice suite. Sometimes if a calc file and a write file are both opened, the calc icon show a little ² when there's only one calc file actually opened.

Do you plan to have a further update on those points ?

Last thing, i downloaded the app from the website then installed it. Now the cinnamon applet manager warns me that an update is available, though it does not find it (i have a 404 error).
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2 years ago
ok forget about this, i was so stupid :D

Just disabled the "Window List" Applet -.-
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2 years ago
yes i know, but its not the pinned and unpinned what i mean, its the default "tab" view from running applications.
here is a picture: http://www.xup.to/pic,23969381/bug.png
the right "view" should dissapear :S
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2 years ago
@specialdune if you right click on a pinned app, you can select unpin and it should unpin the app.
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2 years ago
i'm kinda newbish right now, i'm something missing... how can i hide pinned apps from the default application list in the task bar?

or even better: how can i hide the complete (Default) app list from the task bar?
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2 years ago
@equaloppdork: that is intresting because chrome pins fine for me. Can you confirm that there is a google-chrome.desktop file in the /usr/share/applications folder?
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2 years ago
Really digging this applet. The only hiccup I have had, thus far, is I can not pin Chrome. This is a problem that similar apps also have, but I don't have a strong enough understanding of Linux to be able to fix it. Otherwise, it does exactly what I was wanting. Thanks!
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2 years ago
It's awesome, thanks!
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2 years ago
It's awesome!!!
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2 years ago
@highwind As of now that cant be helped because I use desktop files to detect which application is running. However i'll keep it in mind there has to be a way somehow.
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2 years ago
seems unable to pin apps which run from terminal (and have no shortcut in Main Menu).

A good applet, keep on going!
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2 years ago
Thank you guys now it works out of the box with configurable menu but i still can't use it with the default Cinnamon menu! But it is great still!
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2 years ago
@MisterE I'll look into it.
@Brahm It should be working Correctly now sorry for the inconveniece.
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2 years ago
Great applet I like the new version but may be it is possible for a next version can you add the minimize and maximize effects from the default window list app?
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2 years ago
@physics Thank you very much! Everything is working as expected.
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2 years ago
Sorry About that Brahim but the changes needed to be done.
@oscarus thanks for reporting tis fixed.
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2 years ago
Why did you mess up a nice applet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It does not work anymore on Linux Mint 17: I can no longer pin applets to it from "configurable menu" and when I try to I get a displaced applet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last update is so unnecessary and a mistake!!
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2 years ago
Great Applet! I've been using it for over a year and I love it. The only issue I've had so far with the latest release (v2.7.5, 2014-07-25) is that the pinned apps get rearranged for some reason when I pin or unpin apps or when I turn the rearrange option on or off.
For example, if I turn on the "rearrange" option and move all my pinned apps to where I want them, as soon as I turn it off to lock them in place, all the pinned apps move to different places. A similar thing happens where apps get rearranged if I have all the pinned apps where I want them and then open a new unpinned app and try to pin it. This happens regardless of whether the "rearrange" option is on or off.
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2 years ago
Seriously this applet continues running on cinnamon, but it's out of day... The applet use an old mechanims to be installed. The author now working on update this excelent applet... You need to use the button "Install Applet" and then restart cinnamon... Or you can download the devpeloment version and install it manually: https://github.com/jake-phy/WindowIconList/archive/master.zip
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2 years ago
... sorry: Cinnamon 2.0.14, not 2.0.6
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2 years ago
Nearly perfect, but lacks customization. In Settings I'm getting only 3 buttons: "Install Applet", "Uninstall Applet", "Restart Cinnamon". Am I missing something? Cinnamon 2.0.6
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2 years ago
This is very good applet, but I have one problem. When I install Netbeans from website, open, pin it and close it everytime dissappear.
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2 years ago
Is there a way to turn off the window preview and show the list of grouped apps like in Gnome 2? On my screen if I have grouping turned on I can't see more than 8 grouped windows due to the large previews, which nearly obviates the need for grouping in the first place. :-\ Changing the settings under thumbs/peek don't appear to make any difference.
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3 years ago
Can either the original author, or someone else who knows how, bring this up-to-speed with Icon Tasks in KDE? (...or better yet, bring it up to speed with the Windows 7 superbar by allowing the user to pin documents to launchers, making it recognize Unity launch shortcuts, and making it respond to "add-to-panel?) I'm a programmer, but I'm just not skilled enough with JavaScript to take a proper stab at this.
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3 years ago
Can you explain a bit more about the setting launcher? What are favorites? I have terminal, files, preferences and software manager on my launch pad (or whaterver the name is) and I don't want them; I really tried my best already, so will you help please?
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3 years ago
Please consider tying "Shift+Mouse1" as hotkey for the "New Window" option you get when right-clicking a window on the Panel as it is in Windows 7.

Thanks you,
Azin
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3 years ago
I have to bars, 1 top, 1 bottom.

When I install the applet it shows the previews when on the top bar.
On the bottom bar it shows nothing but an underline under the icon...

Might be a minor buglet...

On Linux Mint Petra,Cinnamon,64-bit.

rg,rg
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3 years ago
This applet works on Cinnamon 2.0.14. It's look like window list on Windows7
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3 years ago
Seems to still work in cinnamon 2.0.2 for anyone curious! :)
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3 years ago
This is an excellent app. However there is one major problem that prevents me from using it. It doesn't work right with LibreOffice. If you open a LibreOffice writer file from the desktop or a folder, it doesn't always show up as open in the app. If you already have libreoffice writer open, and you open a calc document, it doesn't show it under the calc icon but under writer. It confuses separate libreoffice program documents, and places them all under one icon, under the wrong icon (I opened writer and it appeared under the applets icon) or not at all. All other programs seem to be fine. I hope this is fixed soon. (Using Cinnamon 1.8.8, Ubuntu 12.04, LibreOffice 3.5.7.2)
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3 years ago
Great work on this physics, it's now my default window list. I do miss some incoming messages, due to the lack of feedback your taskbar provides. I see you are looking into it and I look forward to the results! So for clarity:

Feature request:
Application window flashing.

Keep it up!
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3 years ago
correction, its not left most favorite icon, any un-launched favorite icon.
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3 years ago
I really like it! replaced default window list.
Feature request: 'Restore All' from right click menu..

fattymcninja: you can change that from Settings, its rather hard to find though... try right click on left most favorite icon.
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3 years ago
I like this applet a lot. Is there any way to not make the numbers appear above it though? For some reason, mine always has a number on top even if only one window is open. I'd also like a cleaner look so removing the numbers would help. Thank you.
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3 years ago
Thank you very much.
Great applet!
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3 years ago
Great applet. Great to have something that does Windoes 7 style Win+num launcher shortcuts!
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3 years ago
I absolutely LOVE this applet!

Is there any way you can turn this into a dock / docklet of some kind? Like Cinnadock, especially since I haven't seen any development of that extension in over a year.
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3 years ago
I can do the german translation. ;-)
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4 years ago
Hi, great applet, what about translations? I would like to translate into Czech... Maybe can help with German... But great applet, localization is always welcomed :-)
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4 years ago
got it to work
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4 years ago
Better than dockbarX, good job! I used to use that together with window list applet, because dockbarX was able to list and show every open window, regardless its workspace. Would it be possible to do this with this applet, in order to reach any opened window in its workspace? Thanks
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4 years ago
Am I the only one that cannot run this applet? I get the error that there is no metadata in search path, I would greatly appreciate any help with this issue.
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4 years ago
This applet is just great. congratulations!!! Look, if you could add keyboard shortcuts for the selection of windows I will put you on a pedestal. You'll be my hero!!!
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4 years ago
Now THIS is what I was looking for! I was duped into trying DockbarX which sucks on Cinnamon.
I installed this and removed the regular Cinnamon Window List - MUCH better,!
Awsome app!
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4 years ago
Hi physics!

Great job, I really like your applet. There is just one option, that is missing for me. I think a possibility to scale the size of the icons would be great. (For me, a smaller size would be better.)

If I understand the code right, the scaling should be quite simple.
In "specialButtons.js" Line 272 and 360 one could replace the line

this.icon_size = Math.floor(Main.panel.actor.get_height() - 2);

by

this.icon_size = Math.floor(Main.panel.actor.get_height() - ICON_SHRINK);

for example, where ICON-SHRINK is a parameter which is set to the value "2" by default, but adjustable in the applet's settings.

Or what about a scaling-factor (this.icon_size = Math.floor(Main.panel.actor.get_height()*0.7);) ?

Just an idea. What do you think?

All the best,

UncleS_A_M
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4 years ago
I need to be able to edit the app launchers, eg add a path for the file manager to open. The app can’t do that as yet, can it?
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4 years ago
Great Work! Can't imagine being with out this know.
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4 years ago
Is anyone able to help me with this issue? I've been looking around for a fix, but so far, no one hass posted this issue for this applet.
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4 years ago
I get an error that no js module "metadata" found in search path. I can see the applet in the settings menu but nothing happens when I enable it due to this error. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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4 years ago
The functionality is great but how can I reverse the midde-click to close the window, as it was at first? I miss that feature.
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4 years ago
Awesome. I'd use it, but... if you're on classic mode, the size of the icons always revert to the size of the top panel. So if you use a smaller panel on top, but want the icons to stay on the bigger bar on the bottom, the icons will stay to whatever size the top panel is set to.
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4 years ago
LibreOffice will pin to favouries, OpenOffice won't - any idea?
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4 years ago
@Lusito
Nope - it is set to normal. Works whenever I open multiple docs any other way. Just not when I open attachments from Thunderbird.....
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4 years ago
spinnekop I think you have the "smart" numbering enabled in the settings. change that to normal and you will see the 1 again.
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4 years ago
Hi Jake

Thank you for your app which I love!

1 small query.

If I open an attached document in Thunderbird it briefly flashes up the LibreOffice icon but does not show a 1 on the LibreOffice Writer icon which I have as a favourite. If I open LibreOfffice Writer from favouries it then shows as 2 items and I can see the attachment on the previews and switch to it. Not completely annoying but would be nice if it could be fixed!!

Best Spinnekop!
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4 years ago
hope you don't mind, I made a couple of changes: fixed a few compiler warnings, added support for the windowlist role (available in next cinnamon version) and made the close button not close the list of windows, but update it instead: http://lusito.info/3IDA-0443-B57M.zip
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4 years ago
I believe you have implemented my whims, amazing, thank you so much! This is definitely imo the best applet.
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4 years ago
Thanks for the feedback those are some great ideas. I'll see if i can get those implemented.
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4 years ago
Almost perfect -- a vast improvement to the normal, rather BUSY window list. However, one thing that is missing (mentioned in the Readme, but not functional) are Super+# style keybindings to a) launch an application if not launched, b) focus an application if it is launched, c) switch focus between windows of the application has more than one window opened. This is one of the only features of Windows 7 I *love* and is far more elegant (and faster) than alt tabbing or entering scale mode. This would make this probably the most useful 3rd party applet.
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4 years ago
Thumbs up!! Best applet!!
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4 years ago
awesome to see you've resumed working on this applet - I believe it is a vital for cinnamon to have such an add-on :)
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4 years ago
I love it, much more comapact
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4 years ago
Please I need help. I always use Linux Mint with Cinnamon, I love it! But I have an old computer and I have installed Linux Mint XFCE version.

MY QUESTION is> There is some plugin (item) to add to xfce panel that be similar to this applet? App grouping, windows7-like, only icons...

Thanks! :D
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4 years ago
Loving this applet, running on mint14 no problems. Just one thing to consider maybe, I like to use it without grouping apps into one icon, but with that option, if I open a window from a pinned (favourite) program, another icon for the same program pops up next to it, as an open window.
So there's two icons for the same program even with only one window open, one with the border around to show that it's open, and another without. Only for favourited/pinned programs.
Although this really isn't even an issue, it does seem a bit redundant and ugly atm. And it can take up way more space on the panel than necessary if a lot of favourited programs are open. I know I can just choose to group them in that case but this'll just be more efficient if I don't have to keep changing the option.
I also realised the whole point of this applet is to make it grouped like win7, but I like having this dual sort of function in one, as both launchers and as a window lister with the ability to keep it ungrouped.
Sorry for making this so long, but keep the good work! :)
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4 years ago
This applet is a great idea but I can`t get it to work properly. I`ve installed following the instructions, restarted Cinnamon, the applet show in Settings so everything seems in order...but when I activate the windows do not group. And if I deactivate the Cinnamon Window List applet the windows list dissapears altogether (I don`t know if they`re supposed to be activated together for it to work but clearly something is wrong). I`m running Ubuntu 12.04 with the latest Cinnamon, any idea what I should do? Thanks!
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4 years ago
Tried installing this from terminal with apt-get, and manually by extracting the files and running the python file.
none of them worked, tried restarting after each one and still got nothing (windows don't group and i cant find a settings button anywhere),
would be really thankful for any help
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4 years ago
I'm so sorry but I can't update it until Christmas time because i'm at a bible school where internet is not allowed.
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4 years ago
Please make this compatible with Mint14. Updated and can't install it.
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4 years ago
Thanks, 2 Issues tho:
Pin-Apps doesn't work, the app won't even be added to the list.
Netbeans doesn't work correctly with favorites mode, It shows in the list, but once you start it, it will be shown in a new icon instead of the launch-icon.
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4 years ago
If I may make a wish for a feature, I would love there to be a padding option so that I can specify some padding between the icons and the panel borders. Great applet altogether though, congratulations.
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4 years ago
Thanks fo applet, its great. In addition the above you can make it so that if we click on the Thumbnails the window to be minimized and vice versa, it can be graet feature.
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4 years ago
Anyway, some minor requests for the future versions, if any: can you add a right click option that allows us to close all instances of the same applications at a time instead of having them close one by one? Can you make it so that if we close a window by clicking the X on the upper right corner of the thumbnail we still get other thumbnails opened, instead of losing focus? Can you give us an option to get an overview of all instances of the process (so that we can choose one by clicking it) by clicking on it on the bar, like in *ugh* Unity? Could you make it so that we can close instances by midde-clicking on their thumbnails? Let me know if you intend to consider one or more of those requests. Thanks a lot in every case, the applet is just indispensable!
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4 years ago
Oh, I'm an idiot. ppa are Ubuntu's things, so can't use them in LMDE, in fact I got some errors that depended on ppas of other software I tried to install (jupiter). Got it to work with classical schemas compiling, but had to get libcanberra-gtk3-module first. Best applet ever man, definitely five stars, as useful as it needs.
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4 years ago
Works perfect! Thanks, physics!
One thing: when I open different documents in Okular, they do not collapse into one icon. Do you know how to change it? Thanks!
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4 years ago
I can't get it to work. If I simply copy the folder to ~/.local/cinnamon/applets it adds its option in the applet list, but if I select it, it only adds a blank spot. If I give to the terminal the repository add commands, it gives me a bunch of 404 errors, resumed at the end of the process:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/jupiter/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/jupiter/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I'm using LMDE 201204...
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4 years ago
@mIXpRo

You can already do all of that. In a pinned app that isn't open you can right click for the settings. And the previewed windows already have an X on them when you hover over them to close
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4 years ago
suggestions for making it better :
* if you can make the icons bigger or wider
* include close button in the previewed windows

other than that it'w awesome , thank you :D
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4 years ago
Great app, loving the preview and the grouping. Only two small problems: 1) For some reason, Software Manager isn't grouping with the icon in the panel. It pops up a separate icon in the panel, and THAT one has the little number "1" on it. The other apps I have on there work the right way, just Software Manager. 2) When I hover over the Banshee icon in the panel, it truncates the name; I see "Bans..." instead of "Banshee". Again, only this icon gives me the issues, none of the other ones (including Synaptic Package Manager, which is super long) do this. I haven't messed with any of the settings on anything. Weird. Running on 32-bit Maya. Other than these two small issues, app works great!
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4 years ago
Thank you for this great applet. It works fine. Is it possible to show every opened programm from all workspaces? For now it shows only the programms what are opened on the workspace which i currently use. Or is there an option which i have not seen?
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4 years ago
I am completely new to the Linux and Cinnamon community, and I am having a lot of trouble trying to get this applet to work. I was able to get it to show up in my applet menu and activate it, but how do I actually use it?
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4 years ago
Hi, great app, so much functionality, really impressive. Only problem I have is that I can't get the keybindings to work. Do I have to set them somewhere?
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4 years ago
First, I'd like to tell I like this applet, I use it as a dock.

But, icons are troncated on top and bottom, and icons move, they are shifted 1 or 2 pixels left, when you activate an app.

I use version 2.6.9, I was unable to install 2.6.9.3. I follow Mint installation procedure and it stay in 2.6.9.

Thank's.
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4 years ago
Never mind, I only just realised there was a PPA. I was extracing previously.
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4 years ago
Also, "stable" is pretty relative, given the frequency at which Cinnamon crashes.
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4 years ago
Question: Does this auto-update?
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4 years ago
sorry, i was getting ahead of the stable release :)
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4 years ago
correct :)
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4 years ago
Apparently you are not using the nightly builds of cinnamon. Correct?
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4 years ago
cool. :) this one works :)
thanks!
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4 years ago
ok, try again
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4 years ago
nope. still nothing appears. :(
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4 years ago
There I think I fixed it.
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4 years ago
hi,
just installed 2.6.9, but could not see anything. no pinned favourites, no open windows, nothing. had to roll back to 2.6.1.
tried it with uninstalling nad installing again, but the same.
is there anything I should check to figure out the problem?
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4 years ago
I think so I'll add it in next release.
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4 years ago
Greetings buddy, congratulations!! your applet is getting better an better. I have a small suggestion, is it possible to set a fixed distance between the launchers in your applet? I mean now i can see that it inherits the styles of the Panel Launchers Applet so most of the time the launchers icons are too near each other and then when you open one it changes the separation according to each theme, sadly in most themes it does not look so great. If you could set the distance between launchers to the same that the open applications uses it would be awesome.
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4 years ago
I'll try.
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4 years ago
Great applet! Could you please make an option to show title only on focused window?
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4 years ago
Thanks for listening to my suggestions. Keep up the good work.
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4 years ago
sorry but i don't have a version number i'll add one next release. i'll work on the highlighting to.
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4 years ago
Also, feature request:
Highlighting for activity in windows, like a new Skype message and things like that.
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4 years ago
Is there a way to find out the version number of the installed applet?
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4 years ago
That is, I just upgraded to 2.6.1
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4 years ago
Might be tied to freeze/crash issue in 2.6.0. Trying 2.6.1.
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4 years ago
@ micer: it would be in the panel-launcher style. @ Sid32: does it happen every time? and @ razor: thanks :)
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4 years ago
This is really getting better. To be able to pin apps with out having them pinned in the main menu is awesome. Thank you so much for making this!
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4 years ago
Has anyone else have a problem with this Applet and vlc? Ie freezing of the screen when you watch a movie and click on an icon?
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4 years ago
You're right, it works with other themes...is there a way how to fix this?
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4 years ago
can you try a different cinnamon theme?
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4 years ago
Hi, thanks for a great applet! I've got one problem with it though. Icons on panel are ver narrow - here's a screenshot: http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5426/imghka.png ...how can I enlarge it? Seems like other things work fine. Thanks!
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4 years ago
Does it work for you now? Multi-language is a good idea but i have no experience with. if you want to add it go ahead.
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4 years ago
Maybe it would be great to add support for multi-language? I can help with the translation into Russian (Ukrainian). I'm already have an experience (engaged in translation of cinnamon). Alternatively use the lang.mo (compiled) or lang.po (source) files?
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4 years ago
it does not work in mint 13 cinnamon edition 64bits
please fix it I really need this menu :)
thanks
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4 years ago
Ok, Finally it works! I've installed Gnome-Shell Tweak Tool, so I tested again the applet and It worked!
Maybe you should add in the description that Gnome-Shell Tewak Tool is a dependency of this appled for users of Linux Mint 13.
Thank's a lot :)
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4 years ago
Ok I have finally duplicated it now so it will get fixed :) it was my applet after all
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4 years ago
"what happens when you type "cinnamon" in the terminal after cinnamon crashes."
Nothing, the keyboard automatically is disabled, also the edge of the window too.
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4 years ago
I don't know for sure but it would look like there is a problem with cinnamon-settings. I don't see any errors from this applet that would cause cinnamon to crash. what happens when you type "cinnamon" in the terminal after cinnamon crashes.
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4 years ago
JS LOG: AppTrackerError: get_window_app returned null and there was no record of metaWindow in internal database
JS LOG: AppTrackerError: get_window_app returned null and there was no record of metaWindow in internal database
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4 years ago
Advertencia del gestor de ventanas: Log level 8: _cinnamon_embedded_window_unrealize: assertion `CINNAMON_IS_EMBEDDED_WINDOW (window)' failed
Advertencia del gestor de ventanas: Log level 8: _cinnamon_embedded_window_unrealize: assertion `CINNAMON_IS_EMBEDDED_WINDOW (window)' failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py", line 472, in celldatafunction_checkbox
def celldatafunction_checkbox(self, column, cell, model, iter, data=None):
KeyboardInterrupt
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4 years ago
What was the last couple of lines when cinnamon crashed. the above shouldn't have crashed it.
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4 years ago
It didn't work :(
The comment above is what the terminal returned when I ativated the applet.
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4 years ago
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gobject/constants.py:24: Warning: g_boxed_type_register_static: assertion `g_type_from_name (name) == 0' failed
import gobject._gobject
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: 'anonymous function does not always return a value'
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: file '/home/alejandro24/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/applet.js' line 471 exception 0 number 157
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: 'anonymous function does not always return a value'
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: file '/home/alejandro24/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/specialButtons.js' line 411 exception 0 number 157
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: 'anonymous function does not always return a value'
JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: file '/home/alejandro24/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/specialButtons.js' line 424 exception 0 number 157
JS LOG: AppTrackerError: get_window_app returned null and there was no record of metaWindow in internal database
JS LOG: AppTrackerError: get_window_app returned null and there was no record of metaWindow in internal database
Advertencia del gestor de ventanas: Log level 8: _cinnamon_embedded_window_unrealize: assertion `CINNAMON_IS_EMBEDDED_WINDOW (window)' failed
Advertencia del gestor de ventanas: Log level 8: _cinnamon_embedded_window_unrealize: assertion `CINNAMON_IS_EMBEDDED_WINDOW (window)' failed
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4 years ago
Ok thanks. Redownload and run uninstall.sh. and then run install.sh restart cinnamon and it should work.
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4 years ago
JS ERROR: !!! Exception in callback for signal: open-state-changed
JS ERROR: !!! message=' "this.metaWindow is undefined" '
JS ERROR: !!! LineNumber='138'
JS ERROR: !!! filename=' "/usr/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/specialmenu.js" '
JS ERROR: !!! stack=' "([object object], true)@/usr/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/specialmenu.js:138
-emit("open-state-changed",true)@/usr/share/gjs-1.0/signals.js:124(true)@/usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/popupmenu.js:1224
([object_private_st_bin],[object_private_clutter_event])@/usr/share/cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com/specialmenu.js:130" '

Is this what are you asking for?
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4 years ago
Whats the error in the terminal when you try to restart in?
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4 years ago
Is a really great applet. But when I upgrade the OS, from Linux Mint 12 to Linux Mint 13, the applet don't work. When I activate it, Cinnamon crash and don't restart again. I've installed it from the file install.sh, but it didn't works. What's the problem there?
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4 years ago
@physics
There is such a file there, but when I actually try to use the settings from the applet it won't work.
That being said, in looking for the file, I've realised I can simply execute the file from the terminal. I'll just leave my set-up now.
Thanks for this applet.
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4 years ago
it works great. thx
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4 years ago
@ botchy glad it's working for you. I had tried to add a function that is a gnome 3.4 function but it's not in gnome 3.2.
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4 years ago
I'm sorry, I hadn't made it clear that it had to be run in the terminal. As far as the settings window, is there a file named (cinnamon-windowlist-settings.py) in .local/share/
cinnamon/applets/WindowListGroup@jake.phy@gmail.com. if not make sure there's one in the downloaded folder and try running install.sh. if there's not one in the downloaded folder redownload and reinstall. Glad it's starting to work for you.
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4 years ago
Oh, there is one thing. I now can't open the settings window at all. This isn't really a problem at the moment because I don't mind the settings as they are, but it is quite important in general.
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4 years ago
It seems to work now that I ran install.sh in terminal instead of double-clicking and running it like that.
I'll let you know if I run into any other problems, but looks good :)
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4 years ago
after installing the new version (2.5.2) and restarting cinnamon my desktop crashed. but after logging out and in again I have no problems at all. to me it seems that the thumbnail bug is fixed. at least on my mint it's working as it should. thanks physics :)
the office bug I wrote about is still there, but for me that is a really minor problem.
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4 years ago
I think I fixed it can you verify
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4 years ago
i am total newbie in this linux stuff
i have a same problem as botchy: when i opet window and clost it, it stays opened on app, and if i open again a same window, it doesnt stack, it add a new ikon. how can i fix it? i remaind u: i am total noob in this!
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4 years ago
yeah well most were there before just weren't as annoying. :) i think I got them fixed will upload tomorrow.
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4 years ago
Man, idk what happened but your applet was far less bugged two releases before. Hope you can fix it, your's is an awesome applet. Keep on the great job.
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4 years ago
Ok, I've sent it in a blank email with no subject. Attached is a file called Untitled File 1, I think.
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4 years ago
Ok can you email me your .xsession-errors file after selecting pinned apps and closing a few windows. jake.phy@gmail.com
thanks
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4 years ago
What more information do you need? I'm on the latest Cinnamon, I believe Python is all up to date. If I click on "group apps" in the Python menu, it doesn't change anything, and when I open up the menu again it's not ticked.
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4 years ago
Weird i can't duplicate the problems. Anymore info would be appreciated.
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4 years ago
Let me clarify. The windows are grouped in that when I hover over, say, a LibreOffice icon all LibreOffice windows are displayed. It's just that there are still all of the Icons present too.
http://i.imgur.com/m9WpE.png
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4 years ago
This applet doesn't group apps, and won't save my settings if I change them using the Python menu. It also doesn't detect when windows have been closed and keeps the icons there.
This has great potential though, keep up the good work.
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4 years ago
you can try copying install.sh: rename it to uninstall.sh and run it. It would seem as if it's not detecting when a window is removed. Could you open a git issue?
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4 years ago
This is how my app looks now (after opening and closing some progs) http://t.co/Gy7TpkcJ
Is there anything else except the .local/share/cinnamon.applets/app dir, that i should try to clear? This is strange to me, because even reverting to 2.4 does not help.
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4 years ago
no. still the same. :(
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4 years ago
Can you confirm that all those bugs are fixe?
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4 years ago
What did I do wrong? Installed 2.5 and now if I close a programme that is not pinned, its icon stays on the panel with an empty preview. If I open it again, it gets a new icon. And the numbers do not decrease. I tried to revert to 2.4, but this problem stayed.

Another thing I found is with Open Office. If I have a Calc open and I open a document from Nautilus, then I have in the Calc icon 2, but I do not see the document in the preview and I have no icon for Write.
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4 years ago
Tis done :) thanks for pointing that out.
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4 years ago
I would love to see drag and drop support so if you drag a file over a icon, that program gets the focus. As seen in original Cinnamon Window List. Besides that this is awesome!
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4 years ago
Awesome app, and very customizable. After a few changes to the xml-file (making it display window title and use smart numbering), I now use this as my standard window list (unchecking the default "Cinnamon Window List" ). One bug though: doesn't seem to work to well when moving windows between workspaces. If I e.g. have 3 terminals open on workspace 1 and move 1 of these to workspace 2, I correctly get terminal count 2 on workspace 1 on but count 3 on workspace 2, and I am not able to preview the window on workspace 2.
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4 years ago
I'm not sure if this is a bug, but when I hover over the thumbnail preview of a minimized window but don't click it the window becomes unminimized. It's hard to explain. Other than that it works perfectly.
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4 years ago
Thanks Physics.
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4 years ago
The problem with it randomly not restoring, Is from restarting cinnamon i'll try to fix in next release .
@AnDrummer good
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4 years ago
that's wierd google chrome works fine for me
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4 years ago
Thank you vary much, now it works! :)
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4 years ago
still have the issue, mainly with google chrome, that it randomly wont restore, or come to the front when pinned to favorites. the easy fix is I don't pin anything atm, but I want to.
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4 years ago
thanks but i don't deserve it. The origanal gnome shell extension devoloper siefkenj is the JS genius. most of my script in very messy :)
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4 years ago
Fantastic applet! I am impressed by your JS code. Wild stuff. Best applet I have seen yet.
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4 years ago
Awesome! Thanks :D
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4 years ago
Should no longer freeze cinnamon.
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4 years ago
i'm sorry i wont be able to help you for a little bit i upgraded to 12.04 and stupidly lost all my files. so i'll try to get them back before i start programing again. you could open a git issue though
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4 years ago
Great app. My only problem is that I can not move from WindowIconList to WindowListGroup. When I try to add the latest 2.1 (had this problem with 2.0 too) my whole desktop freezes. I have to log out with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, log into Gnome Classic remove WindowListGroup from the panel and then restart computer (else my cpu is running on 100%) and log back into Cinnamon.
Any ideas why is this? Any ideas for a solution?
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4 years ago
yes, latest git :(
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4 years ago
is that with the git? i have a few changes in it. it might work
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4 years ago
Ubuntu 12.04 + Cinnamon 1.4, problems only with this applet (version 2.1)...I Switched on the applet and logged out to gdm. When I log in with Cinnamon it freezes (i think cpu loop) and I must turn off my notebook holding the power button. I tried to switch off other applet because i thought about some applet's conflict... Someone? :(
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4 years ago
Thanks!
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4 years ago
^ fixed in latest git
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4 years ago
Getting a werid error where if I open a libre office file with the mouse, the libreoffice icon appears and disappears quickly. I can use alt-tab to get to the doc, spreadsheet, etc.

But if I open libreoffice from the menu the icon shows up fine. The icon shows up fine in the standard cinnamon window list.
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4 years ago
^ maybe but it will have to wait till after cinnamon 1.5 is out
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4 years ago
Great job, this is the one that missing in GS and Unity!

Is it possible to make right click menu showing the list of grouped windows too?
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5 years ago
THANKS:)
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5 years ago
i have a problem with this applet: if you open 2 ore more windows ( from firefox or nautilus , or any application ) if you right click and choose close one of the windows and than right click and choose close again , cinnamon will freeze/crash .
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5 years ago
OK. I'll have to rebuild my test box first though. The last lockup left me without an interface when I log in to cinnamon. I'll report back when I do.
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5 years ago
@rojthevlorlon I wasn't able to duplicate it. can you try the latest git
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5 years ago
There seems to be an incompatibility with the gnome mousewheel zoom app by Tobias Quinn. If I add this applet to Cinnamon under Oneric, while the zoom is enabled, I lock up the GUI. The app is here:

https://launchpad.net/~tobias-quinn/+archive/gsmz

I queried the author and asked him to reproduce it and this is his reply:

"As far as I can tell this is a problem with the applet and not the mousewheel extension - I've tried the applet zipfile version and the latest from git. There are no lines in ~/.xsession-errors from mousewheelzoom.py but there are some lines from the applet."

The zoom applet is absolutely critical for me (and other visually impaired users) as Gnome3's "zoom" is most charitably described as an affront to visually impaired users. The mousewheel zoom adds Compiz-like mousewheel zooming capability to Cinnamon.

Can you please help?
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5 years ago
thanks for reporting MartinB
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5 years ago
There's something similar for KDE but more developed: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/?content=144808
Maybe you can get ideas from there. :)
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5 years ago
@physics bro i found some issues of how the applet behaves when you have more than 1 instance of any aplication open. So the issue is that if those instances are minimized when u want to restore them only one will be restored while the other instances can't be restored even using the thumbnails to pick them. Is this a lilttle bug? Hope the feedback will help to enhance your great applet.
Congratulations for your job, this applet is my favorite, it just needs some tiny fixes.
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5 years ago
Wau, this applet is getting better and better :)
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5 years ago
Woaaaaa!!! amazing applet, congratulations man
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5 years ago
Oh by the way: the applet isn't differentiating between different Wine programs. When I launch Word and Excel it's all bundled under the same icon.
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5 years ago
Could you also make it possible to pin files/documents/etc to the icons please?
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5 years ago
I've been following this since day one. even if you werent updating it here ;p Love it so much. So far one glitch. I had Google Chrome Pinned to favorites. and it wouldn't maximize, or pull to front. happened multiple times. Unpinned it for now:P
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5 years ago
I did glad you like! :)
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5 years ago
Update this to the one on your github. I LOVE IT!
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5 years ago
It would be great if there was added functionality of Grouping Windows. Also sis there any method to increase panel size, by say 50%.
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5 years ago
Did some trouble shooting of my own. In order for the applet to work with pinned applications, you need to have "Panel Launchers draggable" checked in the menu section of cinnamon settings (: Might wanna put that in the dicription
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5 years ago
When I have Pinned Applications or whatever, looking glass tells me "this._draggable is not defined"
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5 years ago
@ bownz: what for error does "cinnamon --replace" output
@ fmete: yeah i know i trying my best to track down the problem but so far have been unsucccessful.
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5 years ago
(+) when i hover windows in previews, preview box is closed.
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5 years ago
when i hover icon,i can see window previews, but i couldnt't select windows or there isn't exit button. But sometime i can it. Cinnamon 1.4 , Iconized Window List [stable] 1.5
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5 years ago
For some reason It doesn't load for me. It just adds a blank spot on the taskbar.
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5 years ago
It gets better and better everyday :)
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5 years ago
I notice the loading spinning icon loads off centre to the right behind the icon. Is that on purpose?
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5 years ago
Paul, I've got them back in the middle now... I think there may be a little bug there, but of course it may well be a cinnamon bug.
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5 years ago
Hey Paul, strangely all my 'open' icons just jumped from the middle of the menu bar (which I was loving) back to the left next to the favourites icons... any ideas why that might happen? Thanks
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5 years ago
@Sidhartha you have to change line in applet.js file: "SHOW_PINNED_APPS: true" to false.
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5 years ago
I'm really liking this. Love the way it now seems to centre the open icons on the menu bar. One question, is there a way of turning the favourites section off?
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5 years ago
@physics It didn't work neither...
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5 years ago
@neycho try installing to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets.
@infektedpc they are will upload tomorrow
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5 years ago
Great Applet Hopefully you can get the favorites working again that would be pretty sweet
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5 years ago
Hello!
I have copied the applet folder to /usr/share/cinnamon/applets. First, nothing was shown at the applet section. Then, after setting permission that my user can access that files, applet find it's way to applet section, but when i select it, nothing happens.
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5 years ago
It's now works :) Thanks physics, this is really good applet.
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5 years ago
there guys should work now
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5 years ago
Hello, i have trouble with it. I copied applet to /usr/share/cinnamon/applets but when i open cinnamon settings and applets it is not there. I use Cinnamon 1.4 on Fedora 16 x86. Maybe someone knows what's going on?
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5 years ago
@clem great I was going to ask for something like that
@neycho thats weird, did you check the permissions of metadata.json?
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5 years ago
Are you copying the unzip files to the right directory?
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5 years ago
Hello, i have some troubles starting applet. May you help me? https://twitpic.com/8xotby
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5 years ago
@physics: We'll automate gsettings schema compilation going forward (i.e. your applet will be able to define a gsettings schema in XML which the settings tool will compile for you when it's installed). Also, we introduced the ability for applets to detect the panel edit mode and you can use that in yours to make things reactive or non-reactive.. (to make it easier for people to drag/drop the applet in panel edit mode). You can see how this is done in the main window list applet. Don't hesitate to come and chat on IRC at #linuxmint-dev on irc.spotchat.org if you want more info on this. Congrats on a great applet ;)
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5 years ago
make git package for ArchLinux - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57518
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5 years ago
No worries. Caught me off guard as well.
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5 years ago
should work now guys. sorry but cinnamon 1.4 caught me of guard
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5 years ago
Hmm,, why can't I move the applet to the left? It's stuck on the right, and It's upsetting me :p
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5 years ago
Hey, I upgraded to Cinn 1.4 and now I can't get the icons to line up near the panel icons. They seem to be stuck on the right hand side of the screen.
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5 years ago
The applet is one of my favorite so far. I have only one problem. When I leave skype chat windows minimized by default when someone sends you a message and the chat window is minimized an asterisk(*) shows in front of his name in the window title, but since here there isn't any text and only icon, how can you see if someone has send you a new message. I have to close the chat window so I can have a number in my notification area over the skype icon. Otherwise 5 stars for this applet.
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5 years ago
thats in the plan
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5 years ago
hi... kudos on the applet... only thing for me is the fact theres so many open icons.... if all the open windows grouped together under one icon it would be perfect
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5 years ago
Also, unless I'm missing it can the version # be the first line in the applet file? Just to make lifes easier.
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5 years ago
Turned off the fav. Thanks for that. Would like app pinning if possible instead of Favs.

Also, there is a lot of gray space around the window previews. I know a minor complaint, but they look much better without so much wasted space.

see: http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/18/get-windows-7-style-window-previews-on-your-mac-dock/

Thanks for the hardwork!
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5 years ago
you can put more than five favorites in the favorites now
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5 years ago
ok the favorites have some problems but i have to go for now :(
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5 years ago
added the option to turn the favorites off
^ not that I knew of
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5 years ago
Also, did you limit the favs on the pannel to 5?
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5 years ago
ok
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5 years ago
Please please please let us pick what programs we want on the main panel. I don't want all my favs there. I should be able to pin the programs I want there. Makes no sense to double up the favs list.
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5 years ago
^^ ok will do
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5 years ago
I love this applet <3 Could you please create a github repo for it so we can work it on? I think that if some aspects were improved, it'd be so good that it should be installed by default.
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5 years ago
I'm running this with the menu bar on the top, and the window preview image of the program could be a lot bigger. Lots of empty space. Using default theme.
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5 years ago
The restart cinnamon trick (alt+f2 and then enter "r") made the applet work for me. Thanks for the suggestion in the description.

Some requested upgrades that will make this much nicer: basically, just make it like Windows 7 taskbar or Dockbarx:
-- Option to group common items (i.e., shouldn't be two different icons for the same program)
-- Option to pin

With those two additions, this will be perfect. Thanks for your work.
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5 years ago
Agreed with bownz -- I'm really looking for a dockbarx replacement akin to dockbarx on gnome2 panels.

Also, I cannot get this to work with the most recent version of cinnamon..... I click the checkbox in cinnamon settings and nothing appears. Not sure about the gconf-editor fix...
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5 years ago
You should make it so you can pin the icon there. So like, yle to work with cinnamon tIt works as an app launcher :p
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5 years ago
Almost there. The Close button needs to be at the bottom of the list and the icons need to be grouped the way Windows 7 / DocbarX does. It's really not practical to have multiple instances of the same icon. Good effort though.
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5 years ago
i could not figure out how to remove that box. when i get back i'll work on it again.
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5 years ago
Hi
Working nicely with Cinnamon 1.3.1. Thanks a lot, it was for me a much requested feature.

Your photo above shows a plain black box. I have an outside light grey box around the black one. I would like to know how to get rid of the outside light grey box, because I do not need it.

I use the applet "Spaces" to place it in center position, just to distinguish it from Launcher zone.
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5 years ago
sorry but i'm away from home at the moment it will be a couple more days till i will be back
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5 years ago
Hello there :) It sounds, that this applet will be a great deal, but i can't get it work with Cinnamon 1.3.1
What i have missed to do?
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5 years ago
Does this work with 1.3.1? I get the iconized window AND the normal application window in the taskbar. If I can get it work, this is a great applet!!! Thanks for your work.
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5 years ago
It's decided to work now ha :) Great applet!
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5 years ago
@RAWRferal
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/downloads
Version 1.3.1 Works perfect.
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5 years ago
Unfortunately this is not working for me in 1.3 I extract to /.local/share/cinnamon/applets but after when I go to the cinnamon settings > applets menu, the menu doesn't load at all even after an ALT + F2 - r

Can anyone tell me if I'm doing something wrong?
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5 years ago
Great applet, thanks! It would be awesome if you could pin icons, similar to the Windows 7 taskbar.
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5 years ago
Good job, thanks.
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5 years ago
Cinnamon 1.3.1 takes care of moving the applets so that you don't have to mess with dconf-editor ;)
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5 years ago
Excellent.....I didn't think of doing that. Thanks!
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5 years ago
Yeah that happened to me too. I copied all the line, you know double click then Ctrl + C, and pasted it in gedit. Edit the stuff there is quite simple and then you just need to copy again and replace the original content of enabled-applets.
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5 years ago
Martin, I see exactly what I need to do but when I click on the line to change it, the window maximizes and it goes over the right edge of the screen. I can't even scroll to it and have to close it out and reopen dconf-editor but the same thing keeps happening. The strange thing is the window is as far to the left screen as it can go. I have no idea why it is doing this. I keep messing with it. Thanks for your help ;)
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5 years ago
Sure z06gal,open the dconf-edito and go to org then cinnamon. You need to change the value of enabled-applets, there's a lot of text locate: WindowIconList@jake.phy@gmail.com and change the default value center:2 to:

'panel1:left:2:WindowIconList@jake.phy@gmail.com'

Then deactivate the applet of the default window list.
It works great :D
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5 years ago
MartinB, can you tell me how you changed that in dconf-editor? Thanks ;)
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5 years ago
Got it working! Excellent!
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5 years ago
Fixed :D just required a little change in the dconf-editor great applet congratulations :D
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5 years ago
It is not working for me with any of my themes for some reason
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5 years ago
Great job, love this applet, only a little questio how can i move the iconized windows list to the place you have it in the sreenshot, to me it appears sticked to the right side, and can't move it a px. Could you help me plis