idea: make systray behavior standard

February 22nd, 2007

I have akregator and amarok in the systray. Both are minimized, and when restored one covers the other because they occupy the same area on the screen.

  1. I'm looking at my desktop when I click on akregator, it appears.
  2. I click on amarok, it appears on top.
  3. I click on akregator, it appears on top.
  4. I click on akregator, it gets minimized, amarok appears.
  5. I click on amarok, it gets minimized, showing my desktop.

Akregator and amarok respond the same way to a single click, this makes them easy to use interchangeably, I can go from one to the other and both do the same thing. But not all applications behave like this, for instance some require double clicking to appear. If that's the case, I have to remember which one uses a click and which uses a double click.

Wouldn't it be nice if all applications had the same systray behavior? KDE and Gnome could set up the wiring and provide a default for this. Then an application could override this if it really needed to. :)

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4 Responses to "idea: make systray behavior standard"

  1. erik says:

    Ten bucks in it for you if you can make it happen before the end of the week. That, or if you can fix my keyboard properly. :D

  2. Jack says:

    Skype, Kopete, the battery have the same behaviour as Akregator and AmaroK. Azureus is a wanker :D and it doesn't get minimized by clicking the sys tray icon, you have to click the close button to minimize it.

  3. Graham says:

    @Jack: That's why you use uTorrent :) I've yet to find a better torrent client for Linux.

  4. Jack says:

    I already found a better client, it's called Azureus