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I have a dock-style application in Ubuntu (Avant Window Navigator) that lets me cycle between Firefox windows with ALT-TAB.

However, ALT-TAB irritates my RSI pain.

Would there be any way to see the available open Firefox windows the way you can on Windows - in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen in Windows, you see the title from each of your open windows.

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Add the Window List or Window Selector applet to the Gnome panel by right-clicking on an empty portion of the panel and choosing "Add to Panel..". Windows Selector behaves like the Windows list of applications on the start bar. Windows List provides a dropdown list of windows that you can select from.

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Since you haven't indicated otherwise, I'm assuming you're running Gnome which is the Ubuntu default.

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Yes, this is Gnome. I tried Window List but the window titles were so squished and small that I couldn't tell one from the other. Thanks for the clear instructions though. – lipton Sep 27 '09 at 0:02
@lipton If you're already using Window List, you can choose to group similar windows when space is limited. This will automatically collapse all Firefox windows into one dropdown group, all Terminal windows into a second group and so on. You have to right-click on the left edge of the applet to bring up the Window List properties where you can choose this. – nagul Sep 27 '09 at 0:08
Oh wow. I didn't know you could set the preferences for the panel. Awesome - this works great! Thank you! – lipton Sep 27 '09 at 0:22

Looks like just what I want to consolidate the FireFox icons in the task bar. Tnx

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