XFwm4 shade + notification area

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 11:21:01 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 5:32 PM, J. Anthony Limon <j at flippo.net> 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).
> But if you shade the window first and then try to minimize to the
> notification area, nothing happens.

Actually, there is no such thing as "iconify to systray", it's a
trick, the application unmaps its window itself and adds its icon to
the systray (unlike real iconification which is standard, and managed
by the window manager).

When the window is shaded, the window manager sets the property
NET_WM_STATE_SHADED, unmaps the app window and displays only the title

Maybe that confuses the application because the app window itself is
unmapped when shaded, and therefore confuses the application logic for
iconify in systray.


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