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Bug 596602 - Having a pager for workspaces
Having a pager for workspaces
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: extensions
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-28 13:04 UTC by Lionel Dricot
Modified: 2011-02-19 20:41 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Lionel Dricot 2009-09-28 13:04:47 UTC

I really like the way Gnome-shell is working but I miss something essential for my personnal workflow : a pager that display a miniature of the existing workspaces.

Having such a pager implies that, in a way or another, you can fix once for all the number of workspaces and their geometry (3x3, 4x2, …), which is, AFAIK, not possible currently in gnome-shell.

I'm currently using, with traditionnal gnome-panel, gpager, a little pager using libwnck ( ) and I would like to see the same in gnome-shell.

To fix this bug, there should be, IMHO :

- pager with miniature of all workspaces
- ability to drag-n-drop pager from one desktop to another
- ability to fix the number and the geometry of workspaces.

I would like to know if such a pager would be compatible with the intended gnome-shell workflow and, if yes, how we could implement it as I'm ready to contribute.
Comment 1 Jeremy Nickurak 2009-10-05 17:48:40 UTC
Maybe a zoomed-out image, including the clutter diagrams of each workspace?
Comment 2 Dan Winship 2010-01-20 22:15:50 UTC
(bugzilla spam: populating the new "extensions" component with bugs discussing features that are not part of the core spec, but could be implemented externally once the extension system is done.)
Comment 3 Giovanni Campagna 2011-02-19 20:41:14 UTC
Gnome-shell has now a workspace view that is mostly like a pager, and this bug is more than year old, so I'm tentatively closing this as Obsolete.