Icons for minimized windows
Backstep is a program that draws icons for minimized windows on your desktop. It doesn't depend on the window manager or on a desktop-drawing program (for example, I use it with Nautilus). It is meant to work with window managers that are EWHM compliant. However, I only know for sure that it works with Metacity and Xfwm4. And I know that it doesn't work with Fluxbox and that it only partially works with Kwin (hopefully this will be corrected soon). I haven't yet tested it with other window managers.
Drawing icons for minimized windows on the desktop might be considered a step backwards by many people (hence the name), but I find it useful to identify minimized windows by position rather than by name.
- Simple to use. You don't have to configure anything - just run 'backstep'.
- Session management support - at least to the extent that backstep adds itself to the session so that it will be started automatically the next time you log in to your desktop environment.
- Grouping. Windows can be grouped together (by right clicking on their icons and selecting a group) so that when one window from the group is shown or hidden, all windows in the group are shown or hidden.
- Configurable. You can make some adjustments to the way the icons look. This is done through a simple configuration dialog launched by right-clicking on an icon.