Launcher: Add ability to manage open windows from launcher.

Bug #883917 reported by Praveen Thivari on 2011-10-30
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

At present there is no effective way to manage multiple open windows in a workspace.

If nautilus has 4-5 windows open it takes multiple steps to close one particular window.

Considering the modern desktops environments like KDE, Windows, Or even Gnome2 the window could be cloed with one click.

But in unity it takes multiple clicks to acheive the same result:
1) Click nautilus icon in launcher, U get spread view of open windows.
2) Click the window u need to close
3) Move the cursor all the upto top left corner to close the window.

Isn't it just a waste of time.?
I would like to see a better management than this. At present I this GNome-shell provides a icon on top right corner of windows in spread view to close that window. It would be good to have such icon in unity which improves usability.

I think that the proposed solution still isn't ideal but atleast it better than unity's.

Thank You.

Julien (julienmbpe) wrote :

It come be a good thing to have the scale addons plugin activated by befaut : it allow to close a windows with middle clic

So :
1) Click nautilus icon in launcher, you get spread view of open windows.
2) Middle-Click the window you need to close

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussion, on whether we need to add a close button to the corner of each window, or something else, or nothing at all

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Marked Opinion because this is an area that requires attention. We are examining several approaches for fixing the problem described above under consideration, but unfortunately it looks unlikely that any of these fixes will land in Precise.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-08
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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