#85 Minimize to tray as clock

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nobody
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2010-06-03
2010-06-03
oOarthurOo
No

Osmo currently supports being minimized to the tray, where it is represented by an icon of a small man compiled into the binary. It would be useful if the user could choose to minimize to the tray as a clock instead, thus acting as both a clock utility that resides in the tray, and which opens to a calendar / pim application. The rationale being if the user is choosing to have osmo running on the desktop, the notification/tray icon may as well provide some useful information while running. This would allow the user to remove any other clock apps that are running, either in the tray, the task bar, or the desktop, if they so choose.

At present, I am unaware of any other application that provides such functionality, that is desktop indenpendent. Meaning, gnome has its clock integrated with evolution, xfce has its clock integrated with orage, and kde has some applications as well, I presume. Users who wish to switch, or who are running a more minimal setup (e.g., fluxbox) therefore face the choice of either pulling in many desktop-related dependencies in order to have a clock/pim application, or of running a pim and a clock as separate processes.

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