System Tray Configuration

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Nov 29 18:43:29 GMT 2004

On Monday 29 November 2004 06:44, Martin Koller wrote:
> Hi list,
> in the systray configuration dialog, I can not for all systray embedded
> apps see the correct icon (instead I see the generic X11 icon).
> Specifically this is true for the klaptopdaemon, which is a kded module
> (... guessing: and therefore has no main window and no icon associated with
> it).
> As the systray applet gets the members and the icons somehow from
> kwin_module, is there also a way to get the icon which is currently shown
> in systray ?

we could take a screenshot of the contents of the systray, but that doesn't 
work well for hidden icons. it also looks horrible when you have a background 
or transparency turned on. look at what systrayv2 looks like doing this (e.g. 
not so great).

it also doesn't work out so well if the systray "icon" is larger than your 
typical icon, which does happen (i have the BR's to prove it ;)

the best thing is for the entries that don't have an icon to provide one. you 
don't need a main window AFAIK, just set the icon for the systray icon 

Aaron J. Seigo
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