Window-List Application Indicator

Some people love Unity, others hate it. Personally I’m in the lovers camp, but one thing that I do miss at times is having a list of all current open windows available to me. I know that you have the Unity Launcher that tells you which applications are open by the use of white triangular markers by the Launcher icons. But this doesn’t always work as well as I would like it to – especially when I have multiple windows of the same application open or if I have my Launcher hidden.

Enter Window-List- It’s a really useful widget that sits in your system tray along with your other icons like networking, sound and messaging. All you need to do is click on the Window-List icon and you can immediately see a full list of all currently open windows on your machine. What is really great about Window-List is that it doesn’t group applications together. So, if you have Music, Documents and your Home folder open, you won’t just see a singular grouped icon for ‘File Manager’, you will see separate icons for each windows. This makes switching between windows extremely easy.

Window-List showing multiple open windows

If you want to try Window-List out, all you need to do is run the terminal commands below. From there, click on the Dash icon and search for ‘Window’, you will then see Window-List in the results. Click on the Window-List icon and it will then load (you will see the icon appear in your system tray). By default, Window-List is set to load automatically in boot, if you want to disable this, select the ‘Window-List’ menu at the bottom of the Window-List popup and un-check ‘Run at startup’.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jwigley/window-list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install window-list

Window-List Application Indicator
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