Bug 387835 - Ability to manually create groups in task manager
Summary: Ability to manually create groups in task manager
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Task Manager and Icons-Only Task Manager (show other bugs)
Version: master
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Eike Hein
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Reported: 2017-12-12 17:21 UTC by john
Modified: 2020-07-14 16:01 UTC (History)
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Description john 2017-12-12 17:21:13 UTC
Plasma once had a feature that allowed a user to manually create groups (by drag and drop) with any applications desired (not just group by name or by application).

Would be good to have this back!
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2020-07-12 04:32:42 UTC
What's the use case, out of curiosity?
Comment 2 john 2020-07-13 11:33:33 UTC
It's just a question of organizing work.

Use case is: I would like to be able to group all windows/programs related to a determined work in one (named) group on the taskbar, avoiding the use of Virtual Desktops or activities and keeping it clean.

I understand there are other ways to accomplish this, but i find this more "intuitive" and easy to work with.
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2020-07-13 21:23:39 UTC
I was about to say, "well, you could just use Virtual Desktops or Activities", but then you said:

> i find this more "intuitive" and easy to work with.
...Which to me is an adequate justification, because people conceptualize abstract things differently. :)
Comment 4 john 2020-07-14 12:27:57 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #3)
> I was about to say, "well, you could just use Virtual Desktops or
> Activities", but then you said:
> 
> > i find this more "intuitive" and easy to work with.
> ...Which to me is an adequate justification, because people conceptualize
> abstract things differently. :)


(this is a bit off-topic and has nothing to with you agreeing with my reply to the bug report, but more with the way you think)

You know... it would be great to have people like you (and others from KDE) on other communities. "Human" people! Not "machine" people.

You do good for this community. A good example. Thank you.
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2020-07-14 16:01:43 UTC
You're very welcome. :)