Alltray does not fully move apps to system tray

Bug #330323 reported by bigwebs on 2009-02-16
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Bug Description

When using alltray
        user@comp:~$ alltray terminal

Alltray puts the application icon in the system tray, but leaves the original terminal window open in the task bar. If I close the open task window, alltray removes the icon from the system tray. So essentially alltray only keeps icons in the system tray that have an open window (minimized or maximized)

Additionally, if try it with a different application (thunderbird) the terminal window i use to start all tray
         user@comp:~$ alltray thunderbird

the terminal cursor just continues to blink (the way it would if terminal was "thinking" but never returns to the command prompt.

Im using easypeasy 1.0 (8.10 Intrepid)


Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) wrote :

For the latter portion of the bug report, when you start AllTray, it will continue to run until the process it starts terminates. So, you won't get a terminal prompt back until such time as AllTray exits.

When you are running "alltray terminal", what terminal software is that?

Also, are you using GNOME and Metacity?

Changed in alltray:
status: New → Incomplete
Siela (info-siela) wrote :

I think the first part of his report is most important.

Alltray works nice when you start it like this:
alltray -na icedove > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Icon appears in tray, and not in taskbar. When u click on it it appears in taskbar either and window appear on screen. The problem is that it won`t never dissappear from taskbar. It just get title changed and that`s it.

I`m using debian squeeze + openbox

Stefan L. (stefanl.) wrote :

You can make the taskbar-entry disappear by clicking on the tray-icon.

In my opinion minimizing the window should leave the entry in the taskbar as is acually does.
pressing the close button and clicking on the tray-icon should both have the same effect:
the windows should completely disappear to the tray.
clicking on the tray-icon already does so.
the thing with the close button is bug 404564.

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