LKBEN11132: How to open a program in the system tray.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

Open a program in the system tray

Cause

You want ot open a program in the system tray.

Solution

First you have to install the alltray packet. Open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get install alltray

Then hit <alt>+<f2> and type: alltray <name_of_software_to_open> ( the same goes for shortcuts).

This lets you open a program in system tray even if that software does not support it.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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