Ubuntu – How to see a list of all open windows in a panel in Unity


Is there any reason why this is missing from Unity? It's a really helpful thing to have when you have a lot of windows open.

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I have developed an application indicator which shows a list of open windows. To keep with the Unity one-panel style, windows are accessed from an icon on the indicator panel.


Category: Other, Window Management

Window-list displays a list of current open desktop windows. Windows can be activated by selecting them from the menu list.

window-list light theme window-list dark theme

Window-List is available for all versions of Ubuntu running Unity.

install via ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jwigley/window-list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install window-list

deb package is also available from the launchpad repository.

run application by:


Once installed, open a window in the list by a right click.

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