I know I haven't been the only one complaining that the Window List applets didn't shrink as more windows opened, but instead pushed the Menu out of the way.
After reading up on the Cinnamon blog, I realised that this only happens when the applet is in the middle section of the panel. If you put it in the left hand side section then it works properly, even if it's on the right-hand end. It's still a bug, but a completely avoidable one.
I hope this might help others who were finding it as annoying as I was.
If your problem is that the Window List is centred, rather than left-aligned, then the same solution will fix the problem - if an item is in the middle section it will centre.
Last edited by SallyK
on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:36 am, edited 1 time in total.