System Tray Apple frame

Andras Mantia amantia at
Wed Jun 25 20:13:46 BST 2003

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On Wednesday 2003 June 25 22:04, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 June 2003 11:23, Andras Mantia wrote:
> >   I've noticed that the frame from the system tray has disappeared in CVS
> > HEAD and it's not possible to restore (at least from the GUI).
> well, theoretically one could add ShowPanelFrame=true to the General group
> of $KDEHOME/share/config/systemtray_panelappletrc)
> > Personally I
> > don't like it without the frame as now I can't really tell what's on the
> > System Tray and what is on the Quick Launcher. See the screenshot.
> the "problem" is that you have turned on the non-standard/default "Fade out
> kicker handles".
> one of the nicest things, IMHO, about having no frames around all the
> applets is that it makes the applet handles actually provide a useful
> visual function rather than simply be an eyesore.. i've turned on the
> applet handles here (used to have them faded out as well) after the
> no-frame options became available since they actually look decent again now
> that they aren't competing with frames everywhere... personal taste, of
> course.
> perhaps the system tray should check to see if panel applets are faded out
> and if so show the frame?

Actually I don't mind the missing frames in other places (were they present? I 
don't remember), but for System Tray it get's confusing. E.g. the Klipper 
icon is _NOT_ on the tray, but you can't tell this. Of course turning on the 
Fade out applet handles solves the problem somewhat. But if the applet 
handles are not shown (and we have an option to not show them) you(I) have 
the problem. I'm happy also with the solution that the System Tray detects 
the applet handle state, and shows the frame if they are hidden. Or the 
System Tray may have the frame always on. Does it disturb somebody?


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