Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1263368
option to show the window list on all monitors
Last modified: 2015-11-19 02:21:14 EST
Description of problem:
Users with multiple monitors cannot have a window list that shows applications open on all of their monitors. This is a big usability issue for gnome-shell vs what is available in gnome 2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
More details git log can be found here https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell-extensions/log/extensions/window-list/extension.js?id=a3f352d0c3cc4a84f9d3e89e5e012568b7ae18f3&showmsg=1
HW for test:
- ThinkPad T540p + external Samsung (HD) monitor connected via VGA (directly, no docking station).
- Internal display and external monitor were set as primary and secondary (no mirroring). Primary and secondary arranged horizontally first, then vertically.
- GNOME session
- GNOME Classic
- In the settings dialog for the Window List extension (gnome-shell-extension-prefs), there is a new checkbox "Show on all monitors".
- When the checkbox is checked, window list (bar/panel) with no window buttons (items) appears on secondary monitor.
- When a window is dragged from one display to the other, the relevant button disappears from the window list panel on source display and appears in the window list panel on destination display.
- In the "Switch system controls" list (ctrl+alt+tab), there are 2 items called "Window List".
Works also with 2 monitors connected to docking station and even in 3-display setup (internal notebook display + 2 external monitors).
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.