Feature request for panel workspace switcher: Show Miniature Views and Name (Button Text)
Hi! I'm happily using XFCE for many years now :). One of its main strengths is the easy management of multiple workspaces. I recently had to assign new keyboard shortcuts to access the individual workspaces, still learning the new shortcuts. So now the big question for me: Use miniature views (easier quick overview) or buttons (easier to memorize the workspace names)?
However I thought why not have both? Having a small label on each desktop would make it easy to figure out which workspace contains which windows and accordingly press keyboard shortcuts. Did this idea ever come up?
- Displayed workspace names are hints for keyboard shortcuts:
- Using 10 or more workspaces in a single row: it is hard to know which is the 5th or the 6th desktop without counting from right to left or left to right. A small number would quickly idicate the desktop number (or desktop name)
I'd also be willing to try to add this functionality - however I've no idea where to start looking for that in the source, any hints appreciated :)
As a second suggestion that also kind of solves the problem of counting: a color coding could be of use, e.g. to visually group 3 desktops together, making it easy to visually "count" which desktop shortcut you're looking to switch to. A colored background or frame would help for example. (even a identical colored frame for all groups would work)
here how I imagined it approximately: