Provide list of applications
Submitted by Mike Massonnet
Wnck allows to get the list of windows and build widgets like tasklists, and everything around windows. Given the fact that it eases this a lot it can be extended to provide the list of applications.
Currently it is only possible to retrieve the application name/icon if at least one window is present. Is it possible to add a function like wnck_screen_get_applications? The problem comes from graphical applications with status icons that hide their main window when clicking on the status icon.
If I run the command "xwininfo -root -tree" I see those applications listed with their window id, and with this information it is possible to lookup their icon/name with the command "xprop -id