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A window list with app grouping and window previews

This is a Cinnamon applet that intends to partially resemble the Windows 7 taskbar


This applet requires Cinnamon 3.2


Download and enable via cinnamon settings.


This is a window list applet that is aimed at resembling the Windows 7 taskbar (at least partially). Some of the key features are:

  • App grouping: this groups window of each program into one button
  • Previews: When hovering over a button, a menu will show previews of all windows managed by that button
  • Pinning programs: You can pin your favorite programs to workspaces
  • Drag'n'Drop: You can reorder your programs
  • Drop from menu and panel launchers: You can drag menu items from Cinnamon's menu and panel launcher applet to this applet, the program will then be pinned
  • Various actions are available from the buttons' context menus




New Features

  • improve preview size management
  • add option for click-opening the preview menu


  • Fix for height of preview menu in vertical panels
  • Fix size issues in HiDPI-mode


New Feature

  • add ability to receive launchers from the menu via their context menu


New Features

  • Added pinning per workspace
  • Add ability to only show windows that are present on the same monitor as the applet
  • Shrink thumbnails when too many windows are open


  • Fix after StBoxLayout was switched to ClutterBoxLayout (Necessary on future versions of Cinnamon, won't break on Cinnamon 3.2)
  • Fix some windows like Spotify not showing (Fixes #1230)


  • Update pot-file and German translation
  • Added tooltips to some settings
  • Use the new handleDragOut method to delete the drag placeholder (Will only work on future versions of Cinnamon, won't break on Cinnamon 3.2)

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Michael Arbet
Michael Arbet-1 day ago
Hello, after seraching for good WindowList applet I found this is great! Thanks! Only one thing: I can pin an icon as a favorite one but this can be done only on particular workspace. That's confusing. More simple method would be just 'Pin as favorite' and done (for all workspaces).
Brahim Salem
Brahim Salem-4 months ago
great one thanks
Pedro Araújo
Pedro Araújo-4 months ago
This works better for me than IcingTaskManager which has issues displaying the correct currently opened apps on each workspace. For me though there's a major feature missing in this applet, it would be nice to have app launching/raising hotkeys as with Windows taskbars, and as seen in Icing Task Manager with the <Super> + 1,2.. hotkeys to raise the corresponding nth app.
wolnerberg-4 months ago
I make a .po file for brazilian portuguese language. How can i send to you?
Cobinja-4 months ago
Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse-7 months ago
Great applet. I just wish the icons of opened windows could be customised. For example, if I open Double Commander the Double Commander icon appears, and the same icon be pinned to Cinnamon panel. However, if I'm trying to emulate Windows 7 look with this applet then I need the Total Commander icon rather than Double Commander icon. Even with Double Commander running. Could this be implemented?
Cobinja-7 months ago
I don't think a windowlist applet is the right place to do that. You can customize the icon in the settings of Cinnamon's builtin menu applet
Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse-7 months ago
Yes, you're right. I have done exactly that. Thank you.
mallardtheduck-7 months ago
Some windows don't show up (e.g. Spotify), making them inaccessible if minimised. Real shame really; a very nice window list if only it worked...
Cobinja-7 months ago
As the creator, I opened an issue on Github:
magellan-13016-8 months ago
Nice Applet with a big plus compared to Icing Task Manager : Only one thumbnail preview for PlayOnLinux apps when Icing Task manager show two. But two bugs with Cinnamon 3.2.7 on Linux Mint 18.1 : No close icon on each preview, and size of label width has no effect. There is no way to change the size. And always a bug with Thunderbird with FireTray extension : when we click on the FireTray icon, the applet count 2 windows but when we click on the Thunderbird icon on the applet, only one window is count. Nice work ! Please fix theses issues and it will be perfect. Thanks, David.
magellan-13016-8 months ago
Firetray icon issue solved with extension parameters. The only issues remaining are no close button on thumbnails preview and thumbnails size can't be changed.
magellan-13016-8 months ago
Finally no bugs. I just discovered that only label size can be changed in config and it does not affect the thumbnails. So, I would like to change the thumbnails size and have a close button on each one. That's would be nice.
Denis Shcheglov
Denis Shcheglov-8 months ago
add please 'Open new window' by Ctrl+LeftButtonMouse
Lars Mueller
Lars Mueller-8 months ago
Maybe. In the meantime, try middle click ;)
angelo-10 months ago
great applet - thanks a lot!
Piiit-11 months ago
Hi, what is the difference to IcingTaskManager?
NikoKrause-11 months ago
Best window list with app grouping for Cinnamon. Leightweight and fast!
Lars Mueller
Lars Mueller-11 months ago
@kreha1 They don't have the same style. The difference depends on the used theme.
kreha1-11 months ago
@Cobinja: Yes, I know, but closing multiple windows is much quicker with middle click... at least that's what I used to do on Windows - Icing Task Manager ( has that functionality... After using the applet for a few hours I noticed that pinned apps will have the same style as the ones who are running, meaning you cannot distinguish which apps are running ;/.
Lars Mueller
Lars Mueller-11 months ago
@kreha1: There's that little close button on the top right of each preview (shown in the middle preview of my screenshot above). It closes the corresponding window.
kreha1-11 months ago
Great applet. It would be even better if we could something like middle-click on the preview to close the window.