Start Minimized

Asked by MathUHenry on 2009-04-25

Related to "KAlarm Autostart at Login"

When I set KAlarm to autostart at login, it automatically opens in a new window. I want it to start minimized, but cannot find an option for doing so.

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2009-04-28
Last query:
2009-04-28
Last reply:
2009-04-27
MathUHenry (mathuhenry) said : #2

It seems that the option I'm looking for is not available with Kalarm. The reason I asked is that this is a key feature of Alarm-Clock (http://www.alarm-clock.54.pl) that made it practical for my purposes in Ubuntu 8.10. Since Ubuntu 9.04 cannot run alarm-clock, I'm looking for an alternative.

I'm not sure now how to mark this: My problem is not solved, but my question is answered and a solution is not expected. Should I mark "solved" anyway?

MathUHenry (mathuhenry) said : #3

I can launch and close kalarm with the script:

#!/bin/sh
cd /usr/bin
kalarm
killall QUIT kalarm

However, I don't know the command for minimize, and can't seem to find it in the forums. Is there a command I can use to minimize kalarm or to "click" on the x?

could try:

sudo apt-get install alltray

then have the startup item execute:

alltray kalarm

alltray can put ANY app in the system tray except terminal and konsole)

MathUHenry (mathuhenry) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

MathUHenry (mathuhenry) said : #6

Excellent! Thank you.

Last time I tried alltray I didn't know I could use it this way.