Small bit of functionality lost in 4.8 upgrade?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Wed Feb 9 18:07:05 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose at> wrote:
> Anyone have any info to share on this issue by any chance?  There's a ticket
> open for this on the bug tracker, btw:
> Thanks,
> DR
> 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?

It's being worked on but for me not a priority issue (mostly because I
think you should use workspaces if you want to group windows). The
solution will be another sort option that acts like timetamp storting
but with dnd.


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