[Goodies-dev] Show desktop showing only one virtual desktop

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Thu Nov 23 21:17:50 CET 2006

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Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Bruno Jesus XFCE wrote:
>> Hello, goodies list!
>> I have a question regarding show desktop plugin. I use 4 virtual
>> desktops (workspaces), one with thunderbird, another with firefox,
>> another with 4 xterms and another for gkrellm, xmms and other stuff.
>> Sometimes I open to much "other stuff" and use the show desktop to
>> iconify everything and open more stuff =)
>> Unfortunatelly Show Desktop iconfies every window from every virtual
>> desktop, is there anyway for it to iconify only the windows from the
>> current virtual desktop?
>> I've searched the list and the site but did not find the answer for
>> this question. The site says it's only hides windows from the current
>> workspace but that's not happening in the svn xfce version.
>> http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-showdesktop-plugin
> Well, I'm not 100% sure for Xfce 4.2, but for the upcoming 4.4 all the 
> plugin does is send a request to the window manager. Olvier, did 
> anything change recently or has it always been this way?
> I don't really have an opinion on what would be the best behavior here. 
> I do see that the button stays pushed in when you change virtual 
> desktop, so that is at least consistent :)

The doc is wrong, show desktop is applied to all desktop, it's not a per
desktop setting, and it's well like that...

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