KMail systray icon & Kontact

Thomas McGuire thomasmg at
Tue Jan 4 15:15:52 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 04 January 2005 08:06, Andy Teijelo PĂ©rez wrote:
> I recently chose the systray icon option in KMail and I found it cool
> and useful. I always use KMail from inside Kontact and the systray icon
> has brought me a problem. When I close Kontact, the systray icon
> remains there and an instance of kontact keeps running, although the
> window is not shown. If I click the icon on the systray, Kontact, as
> expected, appears almost immediately. So far so good. But if I
> accidentally try to open another instance of Kontact (e.g. by clicking
> my Kontact button on kicker) it shows me a dialog telling that another
> instance of Kontact is already running and gives me two options:
> "Continue" or "Exit". If I choose "Exit" both instances of Kontact
> close, and I end up with no Kontact running, and if I choose "Continue"
> another instance of Kontact starts and I get two icons for KMail in the
> system tray. In that situation, if I close any Kontact instance, all
> the other ones close too, and shortly after that, a KCrash "black bomb"
> window opens. Has anyone seen a similar behaviour?
> I'm using Kontact 1.0.1, KMail 1.7.1 in KDE 3.3.1, in Debian
The behavior on my computer is different: If I accidentally start Kontact 
a second time, my normal Kontact instance is just brought to the 
foreground. There is only one KMail icon in the Systray. I am using KDE 


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