Re: [kde] grouping tasks in taskbar
- Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 14:09:41 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde] grouping tasks in taskbar
ianseeks posted on Tue, 12 May 2015 14:16:45 +0100 as excerpted:
> On Tuesday 12 May 2015 11:57:52 Gunther Clasen wrote:
>> I am pretty new to kde 4 (not kde, which I've been using for 15+ years
>> and some things puzzle me. I am used to grouping tasks in the taskbar,
>> and kde4 didn't migrate that setting from kde3. Now with the taskbar
>> full of applications (it needs only 5 applications open to fill the
>> taskbar on a wide-screen monitor), there seems to be NO WAY to
>> configure the taskbar to group the tasks. One needs to close the
>> applications first in order to have free space on the taskbar to do a
>> right-click to bring up the config menu.
>> Is that behaviour actually intended, or have I missed something?
>> Cheers Gunther
> Have you tried a right click on the taskbar? I get grouping options on
> the window that pops up.
Umm... he /said/ with the taskbar full (5 apps is all it took), there's
no way to right-click on the taskbar, without clicking on an app entry
instead. (Apparently app-entries don't have the appropriate options, I
don't use a taskbar so I wouldn't know.)
So he has tried it; there's just nowhere left exposed to click.
As I said, no taskbar here. Kde4 has so many other switching methods and
effects available (alt-tab/win-tab are set to thumbnail switch and flip-
switch here, cube (win-c, and hot-top-right-corner, with win-shift-c and
win-ctrl-c variants for cylinder and globe instead), grid (win-g), expose
(hot-top-edge same desktop, hot top-left-corner all desktops), and simply
sloppy focus-follows-mouse switching with click-to-raise, plus a couple
others I don't even have a trigger assigned for), I simply don't need a
taskbar, and I find it more a nuisance (either taking valuable desktop
space or popping up at inconvenient times if I have it set autohide) than
Meanwhile, ironic that he's upgrading to kde4, just as it is getting
deprecated and people are switching to kde5.
Tho I guess most haven't switched yet, including me as kwin5 appears to
be broken on my radeon turks (hd6670 IIRC) with native kernel/mesa/xorg
graphics drivers, but more and more distros are introducing it.
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