Thursday, December 9, 2010

Group open windows in Gnome panel

I've been using Linux for four years, all that time the thought has been at the back of my mind that the bottom panel gets a bit full when I have multiple open windows. Something made me remember today that Windows used to group open windows when the taskbar was getting full. I quick Google search and I found that this is also possible in Gnome, although it's not the default. It's even possible to specify that windows are always grouped.
Simply right-click the little vertical "grip" bar to the left of the window list, and select preferences, as described here.