Small bit of functionality lost in 4.8 upgrade?

David Rosenstrauch darose at
Wed Feb 9 17:16:42 CET 2011

Anyone have any info to share on this issue by any chance?  There's a 
ticket open for this on the bug tracker, btw:



On 02/03/2011 04:32 PM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> 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
> panel.
> 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?
> Thanks,
> DR

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