I have centos 7.1. At bottom panel opened windows (running applications) are represented (ex: openoffice, thunrderbird, terminal). Question one - How can I change the order of these opened windows (ex:terminal,openoffice, thunrderbird) as in centos 6 I did drag and drop but here I can't?

The strange thing is that I've noticed that their order suddenly changes when I lock the system and log in again. Question two - how can it be explained?

  • I can't reproduce that behavior (order changing) with gnome classic 3.16. Also, the order on the panel appears to be chronological (they show up in the order you open them). – don_crissti May 23 '15 at 21:17

The tabs work in a chronological order of opening and active and let's say you have 4 applications 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' launched in the same order. Gnome3 will display this as A-B-C-D.

Now if you access B again, the order of recently active changes and will change to A-C-D-B. To see this in action now, follow the steps below:

Press Alt + F2 and then type r, press enter.

Again to stress that this works purely chronologically, let the tabs which are alphabetically chosen as above be arranged on your panel as D-B-A-C and now you want them to be arranged as A-B-C-D. So maximise/open the apps in the same order (i.e. A-B-C-D) and

Press Alt + F2 and then type r, press enter.

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