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Author Topic: Minimize any window to tray on *nix  (Read 3466 times)

Gothi[c]

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Minimize any window to tray on *nix
« on: March 06, 2008, 10:08:30 PM »
I've seen some mention of minimize-to-tray apps here on DC, I figured I would post this for the few fellow Linux users here who might want something like this:

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With AllTray you can dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, Thunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the "close" button will minimize back to system tray.  It works well with Gnome,  KDE,  XFCE 4*, Fluxbox* and WindowMaker*

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I have set up a key shortcut in fluxbox, so I only have to press one button and click the window i want to send to tray. Comes in handy! Especially useful for thunderbird.

http://alltray.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Minimize any window to tray on *nix
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 05:47:49 PM »
Nice!
I've seen this in Synaptic's software list, but never bothered to try it. I don't know that I have any apps I need to stay open all the time, and if I do, I usually keep them on an out-of-the-way virtual window.

I just wish Fluxbox's tray/taskbar wasn't so tiny. It'd make trayed items easier to get at if the size was customizable (i've looked, couldn't find a config item for it...).

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Re: Minimize any window to tray on *nix
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 12:44:36 AM »
in your style, just put:
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toolbar.height: 30px

(or some other value in pixels)
Works like a charm  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Minimize any window to tray on *nix
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 05:07:04 PM »
 :wallbash: