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

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 18:07:43 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Hans-Peter Diettrich
<DrDiettrich1 at aol.com> wrote:
> Flávio Etrusco schrieb:
>>>> 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 :-(
> I've provided a solution long ago, that hides all but the main form when
> the application is minimized. On restore the hidden forms have to be
> made visible again, that's all. The current IDE fails to leave
> intenionally minimized windows minimized, when the main form is
> restored. There exists no reason why anything but the form visibility
> has to be changed, in order to hide forms from the taskbar.
> See examples/dockmanager/ide_demo...
> BTW, the minimize/restore part is independent from docking.
> DoDi

Sure, I saw it years ago. And yes, it's mainly a political problem,
not a technical one.


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