Ubuntu – How to see which apps are running


How do I see which apps are running? I'd like to see what's running in the panel and not let go of the mouse to use a keyboard shortcut. Can Unity be configured?

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In Unity there are admittedly subtle but clearly visible indicators on the Launcher that show a running application, and the active window:

Screenshot showing launcher indicators

In addition, in 11.04 and above, when there are multiple windows for that app you will see multiple pips (2, or 3 for 3-or-more windows).

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