Docky window switching should be easier.

Bug #327079 reported by Przemyslaw Kaminski on 2009-02-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jason Smith

Bug Description

While Docky is great, I think window switching method is not friendly enough.

I think it would be great, if there would be another way to do this.
My proposition provided as use cases:

1. User clicks* on launcher/window icon
2. Docky moves to another "view" where user can see multiple icons for an application (like for example 3 icons for Terminal)**
3. User clicks on icon and window is shown to the user.

1. User hovers over launcher/window icon
2. Docky moves to another "view" where user can see multiple icons+descriptions for an application. Example:
(Terminal icon) Terminal user@domain:~/ (Terminal icon) Terminal user@domain:/var/log/
3. User hovers over icon and window is shown to the user (normal focus on the window)

Additional comments: hover should be configurable.

Basically this view should work as window list, which would allow to utilise Compiz preview feature.

Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

I am marking this as fix committed. We cant interop with compiz on this one so we cant do exactly what you want. However compiz CAN do that, so ask them. What we did do however was to make it so you could scroll icons to switch windows.

Changed in do:
assignee: nobody → jassmith
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.8.1
status: New → Fix Committed

I think the behavior requested is fairly similar to the behavior used by the DockBar addon for the Gnome panel ( DockBar is an icon-only window list that groups multiple windows under the same icon, similar to Docky.

When clicked, an icon responds by showing a bubble that lists all open instances of that application. The click action can be configured to instead use the Compiz Scale plugin to display all open instances of that particular application. I find this overwhelmingly useful and more intuitive than scrolling on the icon.

Grouping multiple windows with a single icon in Do seems to be a pretty popular issue, and I think DockBar solved this pretty well. Just something to consider.

Robert Dyer (psybers) on 2009-07-03
Changed in do:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
ArmandiuxGS (patagonia92) wrote :

Please, is very hard work with multiple windows in Docky!!

Please... ^^

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