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For my taskbar programs are displayed like:

(symbol of chromium)

I would like it as:

symbol of chromium [no titles]

imagemagick man page

Like in cinnamon or windows 7. No annoying long titles. Displaying whichever window by title whenever I click on the symbol.

I am running xfce xubuntu x64 tried a ton of different options in the settings manager, but cannot locate it, if it is there. How would I go about doing this so my desktop doesn't look like a complete mess?

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marked as duplicate by Warren Hill, Eric Carvalho, mikewhatever, belacqua, BuZZ-dEE Jan 26 '14 at 11:08

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Finally figured it out. Posted in case anyone has trouble with this.

Two solutions:

Right click panel> Panel Preferences> Mode> Deskbar

If horizontal mode is to be selected then go to the items section > Window Buttons and uncheck show button labels.

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