Space-saving: dockable window list items
Submitted by Alexander “weej” Jones
Among a couple of ideas for the GNOME desktop, the one I think would be most handy would be to be able to (for the sake of example) middle-click an item in the window list and have it change to a single icon with no text and jump to the far right hand side of the window list. I always have a terminal open and it seems to be just wasting space on the taskbar. Rather than rely on each application supporting the ability to dock to the notification area like rhythmbox and Gaim (I'm not sure if that's really a good idea anyway... but that's another discussion) I think it would be a good idea to integrate this feature into the window list.
Current (# = program icon):
[ # xterm ] [ # Epiphany ] [ # Buddy List ]
Proposed (with a middle-click (or similar) of the xterm item):
[ # Epiphany ] [ # Buddy List ] [ # ]