#67 "Close to tray" and "minimize to tray" options

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2015-10-16
2014-04-07
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In my opinion, the place to put the options "Minimize to tray" and "close to tray" isn't context menu, but preferences.

Best regards.

Discussion

  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2014-04-07

    I had it in Preferences in NixNote 1.x, but people kept shooting themselves in the foot. They would say "minimize to tray" an "start minimized" but they would be running a window manager that didn't support the tray icon. When they did that the program would start and essentially vanish causing confusion. This way, they can't cause this problem if they can't see the tray icon.

    Until I can find a better way around it, this is the safest way to handle it.

     
  • Marcos Alano

    Marcos Alano - 2014-04-07

    Can you show the options only if window manager supports tray icon?

     
  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2014-04-07

    There is a call to ask the window manager if it supports tray icons, but not every window manager reports that it is supported correctly. For example, at one point it was saying that Unity supported the tray icon, but for some reason the tray icon wouldn't appear (although in later versions it was corrected by Ubuntu).

    How about this, I add a command line option to override it in case people get into trouble. I can then move it to the preferences dialog. Acceptable?

     
  • Marcos Alano

    Marcos Alano - 2014-04-07

    I guess it is. Best regards.

     
  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2015-10-16
    • status: open --> closed
     

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