Fedora notes

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Minimize windows to system tray

Sometimes you might want certain program to be able to minimize to the system tray while they simply don't provide this feature. I just found under KDE a nice tool, ksystraycmd, can do so.

1. choose a keyword in the window title, e.g. you want to hide firefox, and the keyword could be 'Mozilla Firefox'.
2. issue the command: ksystraycmd --window 'keyword'

you will get a default icon of the app in systray where you can show/hide your app. cool right? :)

(Update 2005-11-03): it looks like ksystraycmd has some encoding problem when using --window argument. if you pass a Chinese window title, it cannot find any. therefore, the solution is to use another argument for finding windows, i.e. --wid, before you can do it, you can use xwininfo to obtain the window id of what you want to hide.


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