Will Close to Tray be avalible again?

Asked by Martín Fixman on 2010-04-19

In old versions of Alltray there was an option to make the close button on applications hide on tray instead of closing the Window (I even believe this was the default). Will this be implemented again?

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2010-04-19
Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) said : #1

On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 01:29 +0000, Martín Fixman wrote:
> In old versions of Alltray there was an option to make the close
> button on applications hide on tray instead of closing the Window (I
> even believe this was the default). Will this be implemented again?

Yes, it will. However, implementing it in a manner that works with all
systems that run X11, all window managers that run on X11, and with the
same network transparency as X11 is my goal. I am considering
implementing a stop-gap that is as functional as older versions of
AllTray, however I am still reading the X11 documentation to try to sort
it through. Unfortunately, it is taking me a _very_ long time to try to
sort it out.

I have tried to contact people who are developers of X11 and other
experts to try to make this a shorter process, however this has been to
no avail. It seems that the way that old AllTray did it relied on means
which only worked in the most common of situations (and I have run into
its limitations on a few different occassions). It may even be
impossible to do, and I may have to resort to using the same sort of
methods that old AllTray used. But I would like it very much to not
have to do that. Many things about old AllTray (such as X Drag and
Drop, or the dependence on LD_PRELOAD for implementing part of AllTray's
code) resulted in there being many situations where its use became more
of a hinder than a help.

 --- Mike

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