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Old 01-10-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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Desktops taskbar doubt


ok I've started using Linux ubuntu since yesterday and I would like to know if there is any way to make each desktop's taskbar independant.....by this I mean that 4 example if Im using firefox in one desktop I dont want it to appear in another desktop's taskbar....is it possible??


Thx.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

As far as I know that feature is not yet available.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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It must be possible, my system running Gnome 2.20 does this by default, but I can't find an option anywhere to turn it on or off.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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You may try KDE (kubuntu)...and there right click on taskbar ...Configure panel...Taskbar....and unmark "Show windows from all desktop"

Good luck!
 
Old 01-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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You may try KDE (kubuntu)...and there right click on taskbar ...Configure panel...Taskbar....and unmark "Show windows from all desktop"

Good luck!
Kubuntu??...thats another type of linux??....sorry 4 the ignorance im new at this...

...there must be some way to change this without changing to kubuntu...

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Old 01-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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ok I now know kubuntu but my opinion is that it looks to much like windows vista??...maybe Im wrong but thats the feeling I got after looking at reddazz's kubuntu vs ubuntu pictures...
 
Old 01-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Have you installed Ubuntu 7.10? Could you check the the version of the gnome panel: right click the panel -> 'about panel' It should say 2.20.1
The default behavior of this gnome version should already be like you want it.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:02 PM   #8
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yes its 2.20.1 but it seems like I maybe changed something and thats why this happened....but I dont know what I did....but the thing is if I was able to turn it on....Im supposed to be able to turn it off right?

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Old 01-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #9
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In Xubuntu the xfce4 panel applets Icon box and task list both offer the choice of showing applications running on all desktops or not.

I can't believe the Gnome task bar doesn't have a similar function.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #10
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There is a way to play with this setting. Are you using the Compiz cube by chance? That is what I was having issues with. I had to play with compiz-config to tell it to show 4 workspaces, instead of one, I believe. I had to do some searching myself to figure it out. If this still isn't solved when I get to my home computer, I'll post more.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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Yes Im using the compiz cube...Ive been trying to find where to change this but I couldnt
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:39 PM   #12
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please help me...
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:07 PM   #13
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Are you using the standard Gnome taskbar or the Avant Windows Navigator dock bar?

I'll load up the Ubuntu live CD I have lying around and see what's possible.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
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Im using the standard 2.20.1 Gnome taskbar...ok thx
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:21 PM   #15
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Right. Here's what I get

1: Right click on Windows List handle (two columns of grey dots to the left of the application)

2: Choose Preferences from menu

3: Under "Windows List Content" choose "Show Windows From Current Workspace".

4: Open a window in another workspace, then switch back to first workspace. Does the new window's title show up on the panel in the first workspace? If not then everything's groovy.
 
  


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