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  1. Save and restore window groups

    Provide a way to save and restore "sessions" similar to firefox / chrome. This would allow you to launch and group a list of processes after restarting or by clicking some kind of shortcut

    278 votes
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      planned  ·  24 comments  ·  Admin →
    • WT on Win7 takes over a program's jumplist

      I'd like to disable the behaviour of WT on the taskbar. At the moment, it adds a WT symbol to the bottom right corner of the icon of the app and the icon is effectively for the WT shell, not the original application.
      This means that the jumplist is replaced with the one for WT.
      Please add a config option to disable the taskbar grouping / icon switch.

      153 votes
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        planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Admin →
      • Good concept but I am beginning to realize not great product

        Maurice,
        I purchased WindowTabs a few weeks ago and I had hoped it would be a great product and solve some of my productivity and window management issues however I am deeply disappointed.

        WindowTabs is based on a good concept however, that alone is not enough to make it a great product. These are some major issues related to this product and I hope you will address them promptly for your and users' sake.
        - You don't acknowledge and respond to VOC. I suggested some enhancements but there is no response from you and I feel like my feedback has…

        130 votes
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          planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Admin →
        • 127 votes
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          • A couple of issues

            Firstly, I would like to say that WindowTabs is great. I noticed a couple of issues. They are:
            - When WindowTabs is enabled on a group of windows and all windows are maximized, show desktop (button) is unable to minimize windows and show the desktop
            - When I move a window that has a tab to my second monitor, the auto hide option is grayed out
            - When I start WindowTabs, the screen and mouse freeze for 10-15 seconds before WindowTabs application window is shown

            A couple of suggestions:
            - If I have many windows with tabs for instance MS…

            113 votes
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            • No works aero shake windows or thumbnail view in windows 8

              Working with windows 8. I installed window tab and have noted, first, that the thumbnails in the taskbar, not working properly, since it does not appear well positioned to preview them (an icon). Besides Windows 8 Aero Shake does not work when I try to hide any window you are using tab window.

              107 votes
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                planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
              • Empty Tab to access desktop?

                Just thowing this one out there. Would it be good to have the ability to open an empty tab that let's one access no window, which would let you access the Desktop, perhaps to open a program, or access desktop gadgets?

                This special tab could be small. not full width. Having 4 screens, minimizing to the taskbar is not always convenient.

                This opens up the idea of "special tabs" - that, well, I have no other ideas for :-)

                104 votes
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                • Show the taskbar icon for top window in group (like in WindowTabs v650)

                  Instead of showing a group of icons, show the actual icon for the top window so that it can be docked with other windows of the same type in the Windows 7 taskbar. This is the same behavior as existed in WindowTabs v650. For example:

                  Bbehavior of WindowTabs v650
                  http://windowtabs.com/uv/wtold.png

                  Behavior of current WindowTabs
                  http://windowtabs.com/uv/wtnew.png

                  87 votes
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                    planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Admin →
                  • Progress updates...

                    Progress updates...
                    now we are in the dark about progress and wich features are actually implemented into a new version.
                    It would be nice if we can read about progress and wich features are when implemented.

                    72 votes
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                      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                    • 66 votes
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                      • Issue with Auto Hide option with Skype

                        When you share your screen (desktop), a red border is placed around the perimeter of the screen.

                        If you enable the auto hide option for a group, moving the mouse back up to the top edge of the screen may or may not show the hidden tabs; you have to move the mouse in another area where the hidden tabs are and then it may re-appear.

                        57 votes
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                          planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Admin →
                        • Duplicate tab with right-click

                          Not sure if this is possible, but it would be nice to be able to right-click on a tab and choose to create a new duplicate of that tab in the same group.

                          48 votes
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                            This is possible and a good idea. We would be able to launch a new instance of the process (based on the command line) and then pull in any windows created by that process.

                          • Allow removing repetitive text from tab titles

                            In Excel 2010 the tab names are including the application name: "Microsoft Excel..." before the actual file name and when I have a number of Excel Sheets open the tabs aren't big enough to show me the file name. So, all I see is tab after tab of "Microsoft Excel..." and the first letter of the file name obviously not helping me very much to know what file the tab is representing.

                            How do you get rid of the "Microsoft Excel..." and just show the file name?

                            44 votes
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                              planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow programs to be part of a group but only grouped by program on taskbar

                              Allow only like-programs to be grouped in the taskbar. For example, in a group I have 4 Putty windows, an SFTP window, and a MySQL Tools window. By setting this group to "combine similar", the on the taskbar I'd see 3 buttons, one for the Putty windows, one for SFTP and one for MySQL Tools - but they are all grouped in one single WT group.

                              It could be optional per group, or a setting to a program as in - if this program is present in a group, apply to group.

                              39 votes
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                              • 36 votes
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                                  planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                                • "always on top" window groups

                                  I am using some 3rd party apps to sometimes set e.g. a customer chat window "always on top" so it floats above any other window.

                                  However these apps interferes with window tabs e.g splitting the group apart. So it would be great if a keyboard shortcut could be configurable for this and have it bundled in windowtabs.

                                  29 votes
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                                    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                                  • 24 votes
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                                    • Set auto hide per-application in addition to per group, and save the settings

                                      when restarting application autohide is automatically turned on again.

                                      Now we have to turn on autohide by hand again when we start an application.

                                      22 votes
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                                        planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
                                      • 20 votes
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                                        • Add a way to save notes per window

                                          Provide a little text area where you can enter notes attached to a window. The notes would be saved based on the window title.

                                          19 votes
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