#35 Minimize to system tray

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Gtk2 GUI (6)
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2007-04-20
2006-07-10
Sean
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Would be ideal if when recording starts, the xvidcap
toolbar is automatically minimized to the notification
area or system tray, as a single pause icon, which when
clicked on, stops recording and brings the toolbar back
into focus. That way you don't have to minimize the
xvidcap toolbar while recording (which you then have to
edit out of the finished product--one more step).

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  • Jesse Litton
    Jesse Litton
    2006-09-02

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    I'd like to second this suggestion. Istanbul does this, and
    has all of it's options available as a right-click menu.
    It's very convenient.

     
  • Jesse Litton
    Jesse Litton
    2007-04-13

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    Any chance of this feature getting implemented now that you have the known bugs stamped out? This would definitely be a nice improvement to the application.

     
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    yes, we will have that after 1.1.5, though.
    Originally I did not want to do that because I was planning to move xvidcap to the tray altogether as a nifty context-sensitive button. However, there does not seem to be enought space in the system tray for a decent button due to the border, there is no way to create a tray icon with libglade (at least v.2) and many more things which make my original plans hardly implementable.
    That's why minimize to system tray is exactly the path I'm going to follow.

    Karl.

     
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    committed initial version for this feature to svn

     
  • Jesse Litton
    Jesse Litton
    2007-05-16

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    Looking good! Seems to work well here, on Gutsy Gibbon.

    But, it would be nice if you could minimize it to the tray even when a capture was not in progress. Basically, I'd like to be able to activate all the functions (start, pause, stop, etc...) from a right click menu.

    You may already have this in mind, and just haven't put it in yet. I which case I will shut up and sit down now. :)

    Thanks!
    -J

     
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    please don't :)

    the current functionality is intended as a quick-fix. More would require enough effort to justify aligning that with an overall usability redesign of the GUI. My original plan (part of it laid out here, part of it in RFE # 835698) does not seem to work out.
    And because I don't know enough about how people out there use xvidcap, I want to get much more feedback (maybe even a discussion) before embarking on any such quest.

     
  • Jesse Litton
    Jesse Litton
    2007-05-16

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    I would like to be able to have it always running in the system tray (as part of my saved KDE session) from bootup to shutdown. I like to compile bleeding-edge builds of different packages, and it would be handy to be able to capture demos of particular bugs without ever having to bring the main application window to the foreground.

    Istanbul (hate to keep mentioning it) has this ability (http://dev.gentoo.org/~zaheerm/screencasts/istanbul-screencasting-itself-annotated.ogg), but xvidcap smokes Istanbul in the arena of supported formats and options.