Window-List Indicator – Display List of Open Windows on Panel

December 19, 2013 — 3 Comments

Windows-List indicator


Window-List is an application indicator to display a list of all current open windows. Each window can be activated by selecting from the list.

This indicator applet works on Gnome Classic, Unity, Xfce. Here are the screenshots:

window-list on unity panel

window-list on unity panel

screen-list on Xfce panel

screen-list on Xfce panel

window-list on Gnome Classic panel

window-list on Gnome Classic panel

Install Window-List indicator:

This applet can be installed from PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run command below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jwigley/window-list

Then update package lists and install the applet via 2 commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install window-list

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3 responses to Window-List Indicator – Display List of Open Windows on Panel

  1. can Window-List Indicator be installed on 14.04 LTS? i miss it.

    • The PPA does not support Ubuntu 14.04 yet, but you can install the 13.10′s package on 14.04 and it works! Download and install the window-list_0.05~saucy_all.deb from the drop-down list of “window-list – 0.05~saucy” at the PPA packages page.

  2. wow thanks brother, flawless install. i can feel my sanity coming back. that’s sanity NOT sobriety.

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