Enhancement: Window Menu Applet (wnck-applet) Updates Contents if a Window's Name Changes while the List is Open

Hello everybody,

I should first start by saying that this is my first post to this mailing list, and if I happen to be submitting this message to the wrong crowd, I preemptively apologize.

For the past few weeks, I have been toying around with Gnome's Window Menu Applet, incrementally adding new features to it and what now; but I reached some development roadblocks and decided to submit just some small changes that I have made to it at this time.

This patch instructs the applet to make use of WNCK's "name_changed" signal when it connects to a window and renames the item in the menu, if the menu happens to be open. While this patch is more aesthetic than functional, I thought it would give the applet some needed polish. Under the following situation one may find this feature useful: suppose one starts loading a web page and clicks open the menu applet; the applet will then rename the item in the list to reflect a web page's new title, once it is loaded.

This patch has been filed at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=156439 for anyone who has interest.

As I said earlier, I have been doing some other work to this applet and expect to contribute some major enhancements in the near future. Although this web page and its content are out-dated, one can view some of the in-progress features at http://www.nerp.net/~khanreaper/window-menu-patch/. The things noted here will be submitted when they are "done."

On another note, I should mention that I am just an inexperienced, self-taught programmer; so if one finds any glaring bugs in this patch, please tell me.

Best of regards,

Matt T. Proud
http://process-of-elimination.net // http://www.wherearethewmd.org

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