Soon after installing Xubuntu, I moved the default dock from the bottom of the screen to the left, and added a regular panel in the bottom with the window list.

However, as I open windows, the window list doesn't show them in order. I expected them to be sorted from left to right, newer ones on the right, but this doesn't happen.

How can I make the panel sort the windows correctly?


Do this: right-click on the panel, navigate to Panel > Panel Preferences..., then change to the Items tab, and select the Window Buttons item. Click the settings button, and in the dialog that opens, change the Sorting order dropdown menu to "Timestamp". That should fix it.

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    Thanks for this! Also, I like the "None, Allow Drag and Drop" option (which is more like Lucid). – snapfractalpop Jan 15 '13 at 15:30
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    Yes, and that option seems to use the timestamp by default, do it's win-win :D – waldyrious Jan 15 '13 at 16:29
  • Great man! Thanks! I was suffering from this issue about half of year! – mindsupport Aug 28 '19 at 19:05

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