I’ve spent a few hours reviewing what seems to be a common complaint… the sort order of the task bar.
OpenSuSE 11.2, which appears to have kde 4.3.5, groups programs in the taskbar, and sorts the groups by name. It is easy to ungroup the tasks (with a right click), but I have not found anyone who has reported how to sort them chronologically or manually.
I would like my new window to have its task added to the end of the list… you know, old school. I’m not the only one. I have a hard time believing that the ability to do this would have been thrown away. Anyone know how to do this?
First, a few keywords to help people find this article: howto solution.
So, I found my own solution…
If you attempt to change the sort order when you have a full taskbar, you will fail. Even if you click on that little bit of space after your last task, you will see an option for Panel Settings, but not the taskbar.
Close some applications if you need to, so that you can expose some empty taskbar space.
Right click on the empty taskbar space.
Select Task Manager Settings.
You should now see the setting in the General section.
If anyone with power over the panel design reads this, how about presenting this option when a user clicks on a little bit of space as well? :\