I recently did a fresh install of Arch on my work machine. Everything is working great except the window list does not populate. I have tried deleting and adding the window list back to the panel as well as reinstalling gnome-panels and gnome-utils but this didn't help. In a last ditch effort for me I deleted all the .gnome subdirectories but still have this issue.
Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
Hurray! i was able to fix the problem and I am kinda embarrassed about it. But for the sake of helping others that might have this problem I will keep the thread open and post the solution.
open the preferences of Window List
click on the Size tab
edit maximum size - helps if this setting is not 0!!! (doh!!!)