flip through windows in the switcher on mouse over icon

Bug #1049284 reported by Maciej Lopuszanski on 2012-09-11
This bug affects 3 people
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Im working a lot on multiple windows of the same type(4 calc spreadsheets, 5 pg admin sql editor windows on so on). when I want to change on which window i currently work i need to click on the icon of unity`s panel and then select on of the windows that pops up.
when working all day and switching windows with this, Its very unefective and starts to be anoying (2 clicks just to change window(gnome2, kde, and other uses just 1 click for the same task)).

there is a feature in unity`s config - "flip through windows in the switcher" which is just what I was looking for but it needs to be a keyboard shortcut, but typing the same shortuc all day is a little anoying also..........

the same feature which will activate on mouse over the icon with multiple windows (dots on the left side of unity`s panel) will be very helpfull, and enhance overall productivity a lot.

changing though multiple windows will be very fast and sexy > mouse over icon and click on desired window from the popup.

this is not a bug, just a thought that we all might benefit from :)

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for taking your time to report this to make Ubuntu better. This however requires design input. Hence marked incomplete (standard protocol). Rest assured it is being looked into.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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