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Minimize Any Application to the System Tray May 24, 2006

Posted by Carthik in applications, ubuntu.
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The other day I wanted to minimize the gnome-terminal to the system tray. Why? Because I thought I should be able to, if I wanted to.

Some apps, such as gaim, the instant messenger already support minimizing to the system tray. So if you click the close button in gaim when you are logged in, the app disappears from the list of windows, and an icon appears in the system tray, which you can then click to bring the main window back to life.

Turns out, with AllTray, you can minimize any app to the system tray. To install, you can use this repository that is linked-to from the alltray homepage. This is probably one of the few cases when the software I wanted wasn’t already in the Ubuntu reporsitories.

Alltray in GNOME

The above screenshot from the AllTray website shows it working in GNOME. Don’t you love it?

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1. Bram Bonné - May 24, 2006

Thank you sooo much for this!

2. ericsk 的 Ubuntu Linux 筆記 - May 24, 2006

將程式縮至工具列…

今天看到 Ubuntu blog 時看到這篇文章,發現只要安裝 alltray 這個軟體,就能夠把所有的應用程式縮到工具列圖示喔!…

3. metalsam - May 24, 2006

what torrent client do you use ? i struggled to find one for linux.

Rahul Prasad - October 14, 2010

ktorrent
Transmission
KGet
Vuge

4. Tim Alexander - May 24, 2006

That’s really cool! I’ve tried others, but they were all really buggy, or only for KDE.

Also, YAY! You’re back!

5. ubuntonista - May 24, 2006

Yeah Tim,

It’s hard to find quality stuff to share with everyone 🙂
Metalsam, I don’t use torrent anymore, I used to use Azureus once upon a time, or just the commandline torrent utility.

6. senki - May 25, 2006

can i automatize the minimizing with alltray?

Mark A. Davis - June 5, 2010

alltray -l (whatever application you’d like to minimize at startup)

7. Woland - May 25, 2006

Goreat app! Thanks!

8. ubuntonista - May 25, 2006

senki,

I wouldn’t know how one would automate the process. I am kind of lost here, since one certainly wouldn’t want all apps to be minimized to the tray?

9. siaosiao1 - May 26, 2006

i cant get BMP or XMMS to work with alltray… argh…. X..-(

10. manuel - May 26, 2006

thanks for this one!

11. Sionide - May 26, 2006

ubuntu blog strikes again! keep up the awesome work my friend..

12. DaviBlog » Blog Archive » Aplicación muy interesante - August 9, 2006

[…] Ayer encontré aquí una aplicación muy útil. Lo que hace es minimizar en el área de notificación cualquier aplicación que se elija. Su uso es muy sencillo. Aplicaciones > Accesiorios > AllTray y click en la ventana que se vaya a minimizar. […]

13. George - October 23, 2006

I’m new to Ubuntu… how do I get this all tray… I’m a windows user but have Ubuntu 6.06 installed and want this all tray… so how do I get it?

14. FC5 rocks « Me & 3M - November 15, 2006

[…] I was just wondering if that was possible. Minimize Any Application to the System Tray gave me the lead to AllTray and rpm for my FC5 could be found at alltray-0.69-1.fc5.i386.rpm […]

15. KBM - April 20, 2007

My new personal hero! ;o) Thx a bunch man

16. Fabian - May 20, 2007

Awesome!!, thanks.

17. cldx - January 13, 2009

Awesome, thanks a bunch this is just Perfect for Netbooks like my Acer

18. Ronaldo Nunez - May 17, 2009

Thie is really amazing!! Thanks a lot! Fedora Repositories have this eXcellent app..

19. bobbiescap - June 9, 2009

Thanks heaps, I was looking to put a couple of things out of the way and am not a big fan of multiple desktops, this is so easy and was in the Jaunty repostiories, though I am not sure which one.

20. Dougle - October 6, 2009

Alltray is a good app for starting stuff when you log in too.

sh -c “sleep 20 && alltray –sticky –no-alltray evolution –component=mail”

This is what i use to start my email client after a 20 second delay to give the system time to settle.

21. Hamlet D'Arcy - June 18, 2010

AllTray is in the Ubunu standard repo as of 10.4

Thanks!

22. porno sikiş - September 27, 2010

Metalsam, I don’t use torrent anymore, I used to use Azureus once upon a time, or just the commandline torrent utility.

23. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

It’s hard to find quality stuff to share with everyone 🙂
Metalsam, I don’t use torrent anymore, I used to use Azureus once upon a time, or just the commandline torrent utility.

24. Leandro Rosa - March 11, 2011

that’s i’m looking for! thanks


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