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Gnome Window Applets

Window Applets is a package that comes with two Gnome panel applets: Window Title and Window Buttons which are basically controls for windows that are placed on the Panel instead of the window. They provide a clever way to increase vertical screen space.

New features / changes in Window Applets 0.2.10:
  • Disabled applet hiding by default (it was causing confusion with new users)
  • Added option to override button orientation (automatic/default, horizontal and vertical)
  • Added option to reverse button order
  • Updated themes: Ambiance-Maverick, Radiance-Maverick (thank you Cierreics)
  • Saturate title icon and darken text on inactive
  • Select a more apropriate non-custom title text color
  • Added options to set both active and inactive font/color
  • Added experimental option to show window action menu on title right click. Warning: Overrides applet menu over title.

To install Window Applets 0.2.10 in Ubuntu, you can use the WebUpd8 PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-window-applets

Then, right click the Gnome Panel, select "Add to panel" and add "Window Title" and "Window Buttons".