desktop differentiated icons

Rick Stevens ricks at
Wed Jan 20 18:00:11 UTC 2010

On 01/20/2010 09:34 AM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> I often have a lot of open windows,
>> mostly xterms and gvims.
>> When I have seventeen of them in the bottom bar,
>> it would be nice if they were color-coded or something by desktop.
>> Is there a way to do that?
>> I can color-code the desktop backgrounds themselves.
>> I'm running KDE and FC11.
> Does the lack of response mean that no one knows how?

Under Gnome with multiple desktops, the taskbar icons for open terminals
show up only when I select the desktop containing the terminals.

For example, desktop 4 has six open gterms, desktop 2 has none.  If I
select desktop 4, the bottom bar shows six gterm icons (plus an icon
for each app running on that desktop such as gkrellm).  If I select 
desktop 2, I see no gterm icons but icons for Firefox and Thunderbird
(the apps running on that desktop).
- Rick Stevens, Systems Engineer                      ricks at -
- AIM/Skype: therps2        ICQ: 22643734            Yahoo: origrps2 -
-                                                                    -
- "I was contemplating the immortal words of Socrates when he said,  -
- 'I drank what?'"                   -- Val Kilmer in "Real Genius"  -

More information about the users mailing list