[SOLVED] - CentOS 8 application on the task bar

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[SOLVED] - CentOS 8 application on the task bar

Post by warron.french » 2020/02/14 04:40:07

So in CentOS 7 and older when you opened multiple applications in a given user session you would see a little task button for each of the applications running.

In CentOS 8, however, I am only ever seeing a single task button on the 'task bar.' If I have Google Chrome open and a terminal window open, I can only ever see a button for Google Chrome, or for Terminal, never both.

Am I missing something? Is there a new learning curve?

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Re: CentOS 8 application on the task bar

Post by sml » 2020/02/14 09:55:19

Probably not quite the same, but there's gnome-shell-extension-window-list in the AppStream repo. Besides, there's Window List Mod and maybe others on the GNOME Shell Extensions website.

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Re: CentOS 8 application on the task bar

Post by warron.french » 2020/02/15 07:08:16

OK, thanks sml.

I guess it is simply the new look with a big learning curve. I too found the Gnome Shell Extensions, and added them. I even found one for Stock Share monitoring; Stock Extensions.

Problem solved, thankks.
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Re: [SOLVED] - CentOS 8 application on the task bar

Post by KernelOops » 2020/02/15 08:56:52

You are probably using gnome3 by default, which is a horrible desktop environment and you'll have all sorts of problems like that. Eventually most problems are solved by adding 5-6 extensions, to make things usable.

There are two alternatives that you may want to consider:

1) at the login screen, you can choose the "gnome classic" option. Gnome Classic is a more usable desktop with proper task bars.

2) use an alternative desktop environment, for example Cinnamon is based on gnome but its actually quite impressive, usable and modern.

On a final thought, you may want to consider using Fedora, which is better suited as a desktop, than CentOS.
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