Bug 21256 - RFE: minimize-all option in taskbar
RFE: minimize-all option in taskbar
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Mason
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-11-22 13:13 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-22 13:13:59 EST
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-11-22 13:13:56 EST
MacOS and Windows both have menu options or hotkeys (WinKey-M for the
latter) that let users minimize all windows at once. KDE has something
similar, I think, and it would be nice if it were possible to do this in
GNOME without minimizing each window by hand.
Comment 1 David Mason 2000-11-22 17:09:38 EST
As GNOME has no 'official' window manager (the project has always taken the
stance that any wm that supports the wm hints is 'gnome compliant') this is hard
to do in the case of GNOME itself. I know that someone has written such a script
for sawfish (perhaps look on the sawfish lisp repository:

You could also pass this onto the maintainer of the wm you use if it is not
sawfish. I will keep this in mind as well for our default setup - thanks!
Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2000-11-23 00:48:31 EST
Yes, it would be hard to do this as a global hotkey. However, the gnome-taskbar
applet already supports minimizing individual windows, and 'iconify-all' would
just be another option on the right-button popup menu over the task buttons. I
don't think this would be any more WM-specific than iconifying a single window.
It could be as simple as just walking all the buttons in the taskbar and
minimizing them one by one.

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