3.4. The Window List Panel
Figure 3.3. Fedora Window List
The window list panel has three components:
The Show Desktop button
The Workspace Switcher
The Trash icon
Clicking on the show desktop button hides all open windows and
shows the desktop area. This is useful when the number of open
applications windows becomes cluttered. The windows are minimized
and can be displayed by clicking on the minimized window in the
window list panel.
Open applications appear as button icons in the middle part of the
window list panel; these are the
The application window that has
as a depressed button. Usually, this is the application whose
window is on top of all the others on the screen. Switch from one
running application to another by clicking on the desired
application's button in the window list.
|Use the key combination [Alt]+[Tab] to switch between open windows.
Holding down the
while you tap the
allows you to cycle through all open applications.
The workspace switcher is situated on the far right. Workspaces
have long been a feature of UNIX and Linux desktop environments.
Each workspace provides a separate desktop where applications can
be organized. The workspace switcher allows you to switch from one
workspace to another. Each workspace has separate desktop areas
with a matching window list panel. However, the menu panel and
background image is the same on all desktops.
icon on the right end of the window
list panel works the same as the
in the desktop area.