XFwm4 shade + notification area

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Sat Dec 19 22:12:04 CET 2009

Stefan Stuhr wrote:
> On 19-12-2009 17:32, J. Anthony Limon wrote:
>> Well the panel plugin is called the notification area. Apps such as
>> Pidgin, Rhythmbox, etc use it to be minimized to an icon sometimes.
>> Typically to minimize applications to the notification area you can just
>> click the icon (as with Pidgin).
> The window manager does not control the icons in the notification area; 
> the applications do. Pidgin controls what happens when one clicks on the 
> pidgin icon, Rhythmbox when one clicks on the Rhythmbox icon, etc.
>> But if you shade the window first and then try to minimize to the
>> notification area, nothing happens.
> Looking at the Rhythmbox source code, it appears that when one clicks 
> the notification icon, it decides whether to show or hide the window by 
> checking the window state flags like so:
>> - J
> Stefan
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Ah so it's up to the application itself to govern? Interesting.. perhaps 
I need to file some feature requests with apps I use. ;)

- J

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