re-order the taskbar/windowlist?

Harald Judt h.judt at
Mon Sep 19 18:54:50 CEST 2011

Am 19.09.2011 18:47, schrieb Christoph Wickert:
> Am Montag, den 19.09.2011, 18:20 +0200 schrieb Harald Judt:
>> Am 19.09.2011 18:05, schrieb Christoph Wickert:
>>> Am Montag, den 19.09.2011, 17:52 +0200 schrieb Harald Judt:
>>>> Am 19.09.2011 17:26, schrieb Nick Schermer:
>>>>> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Dan Luedtke<maildanrl at>    wrote:
>>>>>> Hallo guys,
>>>>>> is it possible to re-order items in the windowlist?
>>>>>> I tried it using drag-n-drop (as known from gnome2), but it failed.
>>>>>> Is this possible, and if not, should I open a bug for feature request?
>>>>> Since xfce4-panel 4.8.5 it is, but you need to select the proper
>>>>> sorting mode in the preferences.
>>>>> Nick
>>>> It doesn't work as soon as there are grouped windows, though.
>>> I cannot confirm this. Once it is enabled in the preferences, it works
>>> even with two windows.
>> Strange. Whatever I try, it won't help. I've got two Thunderbird(2)
>> windows and one Firefox. If there are only one Thunderbird and one
>> Firefox, drag&drop works. Maybe I made some mistake. Could you try the
>> same settings as in the screenshot I attached? Maybe there is anything
>> wrong with my settings?
> I think we indeed found a bug here. I had set window grouping to
> 'Never'. I turned it on and found out that grouped windows cannot be
> ordered by drag&  drop, instead only the grouping folds down.
> Somehow I can understand this, but I cannot even drag a not-grouped
> window over a window group. I consider this a bug.
> Regards,
> Christoph

Ok, another thing: I have only two options in grouping-model: Always and 
never. A long time ago, there was another option called 'When space is 
limited'. This is not available here, though it is still listed in


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