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Alltray - Docks all apps into tray

   0.51  

KDE Other Utility

Score 81%
Alltray - Docks all apps into tray
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Link:  http://
Minimum required   KDE 3.x
Downloads:  2704
Submitted:  May 11 2005
Updated:  May 14 2005

Description:

With AllTray you can dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, Thunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the "close" button will minimize back to system tray. It works well with Gnome, KDE, XFCE 4, Fluxbox and WindowMaker.

It is a handy utility to save lot of space and to hide some application window in the sysetem tray applet ;)

To Dock An Application Run:

alltray

e.g.,
alltray kwrite
alltray gedit
alltray kdevelop
alltray ymessenger




Changelog:

Apr, 19, 2005: Jochen Baier
- bug fix release: do not show balloon message if mouse left icon (already)
- set version to 0.51

Apr, 18, 2005: Jochen Baier
- xmms support:

-no window decoration
-minimize to tray
-nice icon
-Play, Pause, Next menu

- add "--title " option. display title change (for example: next song)
- balloon shaped tooltips
- add manpage (written by Carlos C Soto )
- set version to 0.50

Apr, 4, 2005: Jochen Baier
- hide window before it is docked/reparent with use of XMap function preloading
(avoid ugly window appearing for half a second, do not work with all apps)
- removed "--hide_window" option
- aterm support (bug reported by Ciprian Popovici)
- broke xmms and ding support ;) (temporary)
- split code to more files
- set version to 0.43 (dev snap)

Mar, 18, 2005: Jochen Baier
- fixed segfault. could arise if program to dock is not in standard path
(e.g. /usr/local/bin/thunderbird/thunderbird)
bug reported by Kristoffer Järleby
- set version to 0.42

Mar, 1, 2005: Jochen Baier
- added "--menu" option. add own menu entries to popdown menu to
execute commands. example: --menu "Sync:/bin/sync".
- set version to 0.41

Feb, 23, 2005: Jochen Baier
- alltray works now with Fluxbox and WindowMaker
(wmaker with "docker" dockapp)
- added "--borderless" option, requested by Jesus Garcia Crespo,
usefull for borderless Eterm, xmms...
- prevent child moving inside parent
- resize tray icon if system tray/panel change size
- added "--large_icons" option to allow icons greater than 24x24
- suppress "appicon" in WindowMaker
- set input hint on parent to False for correct focus handling
- identify/detect/filter windows like a window manager
- internal tray icon improvements
- detect workspace switch correct
- bug fixes
- set version to 0.40

Jan, 27, 2005: Jochen Baier
- use process group ID to identify windows (usefull for programs
with own child processes like thunderbird,
alltray /home/user/thunderbird/thunderbird works now)
thanks to Kai for the bug report
- remove path and arguments from command before compare with
wm_class
- check if the size of the child window have changed before docking
(usefull for "ding, Dictionary Lookup" program)
thanks to Poly for the bug report
- added "--debug" command line option
- check for unknown/wrong options
- set version to 0.35




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 kstart

 
 by wismerhill on: May 15 2005
 
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You can also do that with kstart.


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 Re: kstart

 
 by JabberWokky on: May 21 2005
 
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How so? I would like to get kate working in the same way that amaroK or Konversation works - always running, and viewable when I click on the system tray icon, and going away (gone from the Task Bar, but still running) when I click on the icon again.

With this I can run:

alltray kate

...and it works fine, with the proper icon and easy toggling of visibility. I played around with kstart quite a bit and could not get it to work. The following:

kstart --tosystray kate

Causes a huge garbled box to appear in the system tray as kate tries to run inside it, and the application frame opens up without an editor. I have to killall kate to get it to go away.

I'd certainly like to have this in a Qt/KDE app - the popup menus don't match the rest of the popups on my system tray, but that's a purely asthetic issue and very minor.

(Oh, and to the author: I verified that the deb package runs fine in Kubuntu).


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 beep-media-player

 
 by testerus on: May 17 2005
 
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Please support bmp as well.
http://beepmp.sf.net/


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 ksystraycmd

 
 by Enso on: Jun 11 2005
 
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Have you ever tried ksystraycmd (kdebase)?


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 bug

 
 by pip on: Jun 23 2005
 
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hmm, i think i've discover a bug.

i want to use evolution with alltray but when i do so, the drag&drop function between the folders doesn't work!!!
when i use ksystraycmd it works...


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 Re: bug

 
 by pulp on: Jul 7 2005
 
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drag n drop work with the 0.60 version
(Gnome and KDE)


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 kstart / ksystraycmd

 
 by pulp on: Jul 7 2005
 
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the main difference between alltray and
kstart/ksystraycmd is: if you click on the "close-button" the window will be minimized back to tray.
with kstart/ksys... the window will be really closed and the app quit.


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 Re: kstart / ksystraycmd

 
 by hagabaka on: Sep 28 2006
 
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You can use
ksystraycmd --startonshow --keeprunning ...
to make the Close button iconify the program.

However, I have to specify the icon for the program, or ksystray will display an "empty sheet" icon in the tray when the window is not shown, e.g.
ksystraycmd --icon /opt/kde/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/kcalc.svgz --startonshow --keeprunning kcalc

Also, with ksystraycmd, it takes very long for the program to reopen if I have it hidden for a while. That doesn't happen with KDE applications with native systray icons. I haven't been able to test whether alltray improves this, because it just crashes with Segmentation Fault...maybe I could try to troubleshoot it later.

If alltray could merge the advantages of ksystraycmd and improve it, that would be great.


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 Re: Re: kstart / ksy

 
 by N7DR on: Oct 22 2006
 
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That ksystraycmd command doesn't seem to work if one puts it into the K menu.

For example, I have sunbird in /home/n7dr/programs/sunbird, but if I put the command:

"ksystraycmd --startonshow --keeprunning home/n7dr/programs/sunbird/sunbird" as a menu item on the K menu, the command doesn't run (although it does run if I type it from a console window).

I've tried putting an explicit path in for the working directory, and also trying various combinations of the other checkboxes when creating the K menu item, but none of them seem to work with the ksystraycmd you describe. I don't know why.

Really, KDE should have a "minimize to tray" option on all main application windows. It seems, according to some threads I've seen, that this is being considered for the future.


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 Configuration segfau

 
 by cRoMo on: Oct 8 2007
 
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I get a sefault after the initial configuration. The preferences file constains only the 'left' word. This is when using Domino window decoration.
Excerpt from debug output:
valid
num: 1
return num is: 1
user_dir: /home/cromo/.alltray
filnename: /home/cromo/.alltray/prefs
Segmentation fault


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