Bug 303822 - "Breeze" Task Switcher should center the current window to always show prev and next window
Summary: "Breeze" Task Switcher should center the current window to always show prev a...
Alias: None
Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: tabbox (show other bugs)
Version: 4.8.4
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
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Blocks: extramile
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Reported: 2012-07-19 21:50 UTC by Nick Shaforostoff
Modified: 2017-11-30 02:46 UTC (History)
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Description Nick Shaforostoff 2012-07-19 21:50:17 UTC
i use alt+tab alot (i.e. quickly). the new window switcher shows only 3 windows (l have a netbook), that's ok except after i press tab for 3 times the list scrolls, and i cannot see anymore which windows are the next in the list. instead i can see two previous windows, which are of no interest to me.

being able to see which windows are ahead (i.e. will be activated if i continue pressing tab) is of more interest to me, because this way i can stop pressing tab exactly on the window i want. right now i'm pressing tab so quick that i often skip accedentally the window i want. this would not happen if i saw which windows are ahead (e,g, when working on win7 i never accidentaly skip the window i want).

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
i see icons of two previous windows in the list

Expected Results:  
i see icons of two next windows in the list, the currrent window icon is on the left side of the list of visible icons
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2017-11-30 02:46:02 UTC
Seems fixed in Plasma 5.

That said, if you have a really short screen, a horizontal task switcher like the Large Icons one may be a better use of your screen real estate.