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Old 05-30-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Configuring window list (panel) applet to function like in Windows (7-10)


What I'm using is Linux Mint 18.1 MATE edition. The problem is that the default window list panel applet doesn't stack open windows if they're the same program / app (e.g. if I open 2 firefox windows, panel shows me 2 separate firefox icons plus the titles of the windows) and this takes a lot of space from my panel, unlike in windows where it has only the icon of that specific program and shows the preview of open windows only when I hover over that icon.

Is there any software / applet that would make the default panel function more or less like it does in windows? At least I would like to stop the default window list applet from showing the title of the open window and show a preview of it when I hover over the icon on the panel instead (automatic or at least the ability to stack still would be nice).
 
Old 05-30-2017, 08:09 AM   #2
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For stacking, right click on the little three horizontal line divider just to the right of the Firefox icon on the panel (it represents the Window List panel item), select Preferences, then select Window Grouping->Always group windows.
 
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Now I only would like to know how to remove the title (text which is displayed next to the icon), so I wouldn't have the long sausage type display of the open window, since it still shows you the title of the app whose windows are open.
 
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Now I only would like to know how to remove the title (text which is displayed next to the icon), so I wouldn't have the long sausage type display of the open window, since it still shows you the title of the app whose windows are open.
Well a quick Google for mate "window list" no text turns up this:

http://www.webupd8.org/2015/05/dock-...-list-for.html

Let us know how you get on with it. I may even think of using it myself.
 
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