Ubuntu – How to hover over icons in Ubuntu Dock to see all windows of one application

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I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3. How can I show all open windows of a certain application using the sidebar (aka Ubuntu Dock)? Right now I have to right-click and select "all windows" to see my other open windows.

Is there a quicker way to do this?

Best Answer

  • I am not aware of any window-preview-on-mouse-hover feature, but you can activate previews of open windows on

    • Primary mouse button click by running

      gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'previews'
      
    • shift+click by running

      gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock shift-click-action 'previews'
      
    • Middle mouse button click by running

      gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock middle-click-action 'previews'
      
    • shift+middle mouse button click by running

      gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock shift-middle-click-action 'previews'
      

    (To find out all possible options for an action, run

    gsettings range org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action
    

    and so.)


    As a side note, a GNOME extension called Dash to Panel puts the application icons to the top bar (and provides an option to move top bar to bottom):
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    It also provides the window-preview-on-mouse-hover feature:
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    (source: official GitHub page)