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Hm? Where has the windows entry in the menu gone? 

Its kinda hard to find minimized window now if no shelf is placed  :P

Actually its impossible...

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Try to go to modules and under Core tab check Windows switcher and under settings tab window manipulation and window remembers

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Hm? Where has the windows entry in the menu gone? 

Its kinda hard to find minimized window now if no shelf is placed  :P

Actually its impossible...

 

 

Well @###**%!! it is gone on my test VM hmm

 

anyways never say impossible unless of course it is. In this case it is possible but maybe not ideal. I too use the menu item Windows. But regardless, you can list all open windows and the windows ID with:

enlightenment_remote -window-list

For the sake of an example with a few windows open, the command gives:

$ enlightenment_remote -window-list
Window -- ID
pcmanfm 29360131
main 31457282
midori4 33554436
epad 35651586

we can focus a particular window say pcmanfm minimized or not with

 enlightenment_remote -window-focus 29360131

there are other ways but enlightenment_remote is 'built-in'.

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Ok now that I am awake  and working on my second cup of coffee I looked thru the code and apparently that has been removed from moksha (lines 223 -237):
 

 

/* Commented out to remove clutter from the main menu
   subm = e_int_menus_desktops_new();
   dat->desktops = subm;
   mi = e_menu_item_new(m);
   e_menu_item_label_set(mi, _("Desktop"));
   e_util_menu_item_theme_icon_set(mi, "preferences-desktop");
   e_menu_item_submenu_set(mi, subm);
   subm = e_int_menus_clients_new();
   dat->clients = subm;
   mi = e_menu_item_new(m);
   e_menu_item_label_set(mi, _("Windows"));
   e_util_menu_item_theme_icon_set(mi, "preferences-system-windows");
   e_menu_item_submenu_set(mi, subm);
   e_object_data_set(E_OBJECT(subm), dat); */

 

 

 

Clutter, hmmm .... you are gonna have to talk to Jeff about that one or uncomment the code above and recompile :(

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This is a menu entry most people have no need for so it was removed. If someone wants to pack it up as a third party module that would be OK to include in the repos.

 

You can create key bindings for showing a current window list or just use a taskbar like a normal person :P

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While you are right with that i fear to grow old and grumpy till anyone made it as module. 

Wait, i am grumpy.

 

I totally forgot that i can set a keybinding for this list...

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I liked the 'recover windows' function or w/e it's called because once in a while I'd be doing something stupid and one of my windows would just disappear and no longer be on the desktop or be easily reachable and that feature would re-center the windows with a quick click and bring it back.  Taskbars couldn't do that.  I've also never found that entry to be in the way in the menu.

 

I think it would be a good idea to have it as something you could enable/disable kinda like the favorites menu listing.

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I think it would be a good idea to have it as something you could enable/disable kinda like the favorites menu listing.

 

Great. Like I said - feel free to turn it into an external module to load / unload.

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I saw mention of keybinding to rectify this request. When I check mouse bindings and look at the middle mouse button it is bound to a function called Show Clients Menu under the Menu heading. Is that the function that is felt to be missing? If so, I stumbled upon the middle mouse keybinding by accident when I had set up a shelf without the IBar(?).

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