Small bit of functionality lost in 4.8 upgrade?

David Rosenstrauch darose at
Thu Feb 3 22:32:58 CET 2011

There's a nice (but minor) bit of functionality in XFCE 4.6 that I used 
to use a lot, but which doesn't seem to have made it into 4.8.

It used to be that in the "window buttons" panel at the bottom of the 
screen, you could drag and drop the window buttons in order to manually 
change the order they appear in the panel.  This no longer seems to be 
functional in 4.8.

I do see that if you go into the Window Buttons "properties" tab there 
is now an option to change the window buttons "sorting order".  I have 
mine set to "timestamp", which is almost want I want.  But what I'd 
really like is to be able to have the order be timestamp by default, but 
that I can change the order manually by dragging buttons around on the 

Is there any way to accomplish this behavior in 4.8?  Was this an 
oversight?  A bug?  Intentional?  Is there any workaround?  Should I 
file a bug report on this?



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