[Lazarus] How to minimize/restore lazarus (Ubuntu)?

ik idokan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 16:22:15 CEST 2011

2011/4/11 Flávio Etrusco <flavio.etrusco at gmail.com>

> >> (...)
> >> When doing this I had to look at files from the test application and
> >> then code back and forth. But it was very annoying that it seems not
> >> to be possible to minimize Lazarus and then clicking the Lazarus icon
> >> on the task bar to bring it all back up.
> >> There are a whole bunch of buttons on the task bar all having the
> >> Lazarus icon and when I click them I only get a single window of the
> >> IDE visible each time. So I have to click them in turn one by one.
> >>
> >> Why is this so (at least in Ubuntu 10)?
> These are the default behaviors of the platforms. Unfortunately
> there's no Window Manager for Linux/X that can automatically group
> windows of a process :-(

Sure you have. I have it on my KDE (that I do not use it, but it's there),
and I'm sure others also have it.

> >> Compare to Delphi7 where there is a single minimize to use to get rid
> >> of all Delphi windows and a single Delphi task bar button to restore
> >> *all* buttons.....
> >
> > You can tell Lazarus to display one button only in the Lazarus IDE
> options.
> > The default are multi windows, but you can change it for single button.
> This is currently your best shot (other than the dock, maybe), it's a
> hack that we implemented in Lazarus. Unfortunately it doesn't work
> perfectly, some windows are not hidden/restored correctly. Also,
> re-activating the application without minimizing doesn't restore
> windows (none but the main one).
> > You can also use docking manager that you can install and make Lazarus
> support docking.
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Docking
> Best regards,
> Flávio
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