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Old 02-11-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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No window grouping options in kde4.4 from alien bob

I just installed the kde4.4 packages put together by alien bob, I really like some of the improvements! Thanks for putting the packages together!

Unfortunately I can't get window grouping to work. From everything I've read I should have a new option called something like "Group window" in the right click menu on the title bar but this is not there. I also can't middle click on the title bar to drag it, it does nothing.
In my settings (System Settings -> Window behavior -> Window behavior -> Titlebar actions) The action for middlebutton is "Start Window Tab Drag" which I take to be the right setting for this. However even if I assign that action to a different mouse key I still don't get the window tab drag behavior.

Does anyone have any ideas? I was upgraded to the latest slackware current and I followed the instructions on alien bob's site exactly with the exception that I changed them for x86 instead of x86_64.

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-11-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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Window grouping works here... I have a menu item for this in the menu when I right-click a window's title-bar. I have enabled grouping of application windows by default, so my two firefox instances are cuddling up nicely, as two tabs in one common window.

The "start windowtab drag" using the middle-mouse does not start dragging the tab here. What it does instead is cycle through the tabs of a grouped window. Does not look like the advertised behaviour.

Old 02-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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works here too
Old 02-12-2010, 06:40 AM   #4
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Works for me too, but I've disabled this feature, because of lack of functionality in compiz (group menu not shown - kde4 support is still in development) With grouping enabled, I had trobles to find the window I was searching for
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You need to use the Oxygen window decoration.
Old 02-12-2010, 10:35 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if it is the same for your version
of kde...but when you right click on a blank
spot on the you see "task manager
settings" listed?

I find it difficult to get this option if
my taskbar has three or more apps listed.

I have to go to another desktop where the
taskbar is empty and I can then right click
on the taskbar to get to the "task manager
settings"...where you should be able to set
the grouping option.


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Old 02-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by slackware64 View Post
You need to use the Oxygen window decoration.
Thanks everyone for the help, slackware64 got it. I was using the kdust window decoration; when I switched to oxygen I now have the option to group windows.

I hope they're planning to make this available not matter what window decoration is being used.


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