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I recently switched from KDE4 to LXDE, and miss 1 thing in lxpanel :
Rearranging the order of taskbar entries.
If i could move entries up / down manually on the taskbar, it would be great.
Feature Requests: #243
I wanted to suggest this too and saw this ticket. I wouldn't limit this ordering to taskbar entries. It would be even good if tray icons can be ordered too.
Lone_Wolf, one can't compare KDE's panel to LXPanel as the latter is supposed to be much more lightweight (I'm not saying that it can't be done nor that it can - I'm not a programmer).
sworddragon, you can change the tray icons order easily, just right-click one of them and choose 'application launcher properties' (or something like that - I'm not in LXDE now).
I'm not talking about the panels. I mean such icons like from Pidgin or XChat which are created if the application is started.
shamuyaka, i understand lxpanel is intended to be lightweight but it also should be flexible.
The taskbar already has an option 'combine multiple application windows into a single button' , a setting that i disable on al, systems that use it ( windows xp, vista , 7 , kde taskbar etc ) becaus emy experience is that setting tends to make it harder to bring the app i want to the forerground fast.
It does mean however that lxpanel taskbar has code in place that changes what is visible where on the taskbar.
sworddragon : you mean the icons in the System Tray applet ?
Hi, I was using Gnome and switched to LXDE: it looks to me that this feature is the only noticeable one I miss
to keep my own order of my application's window list; if some developer can keep interest on this I will be available for
all help I can give.
I gave lxde a try but the lack of this basic feature is a no-go for me. This feature is a must-have.
For a shorthand work around until a drag and drop feature is implemented, it would be great to add items like "move left" and "move right" to the right-click context-menu for reordering the currently opened programs in the taskbar.
I have added a patch with an example for a workaround here: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3489661&group_id=180858&atid=894871
I found a fork of lxpanel called lxpanelx that has this and other improvements.
@Lone_Wolf: Yes, lxpanelX has got some more features, but how do you reorder the task entries with lxpanelX?
I only found the further items "Roll up/down", "Un/decorate", "Run new ..." and "Copy title" in the context menu of a task entry button. Drag and Drop and Mouse-Wheel do not change the order of the task entries.
Right click the taskbar , go "Task Bar (window list) settings"
on the "sorting tab", select "rearrange manually"
Then you can change the order with your mouse
It should can be arranged by drag and drop, I'd love to
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i agree. i would even try editing a file or rewriting an environment variable to get them in a useful order.
Another vote for this feature. Just like irccircle I switched from Gnome to LXDE and some times feel it would be handy to rearranje the windows list.
The patch [patches:#474] implements this feature request.
For Arch Linux users only: The patch is already included in the AUR package lxpanel-git: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lxpanel-git/
The patch has been committed, it will be in the next release.
The latest sources with the patch are here:
I'm now on LXPanel 0.7.2 and able to successfully reorder taskbar entries. But tray icons can't still be ordered.