XFwm4 shade + notification area

Auke Kok sofar at foo-projects.org
Tue Dec 22 19:11:21 CET 2009

Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> 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).

and this is a very bad trick, which breaks a lot of things

applications like skype and pidgin should minimize to the taskbar 
instead. think about it: what happens when you don't have a notification 


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