Keyboard control of system tray

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at
Sat Apr 5 22:48:27 BST 2008

Op zaterdag 05 april 2008, schreef Dotan Cohen:


> How can a program that is docked in the system tray be brought to the
> forefront? For instance, applications such as Ktorrent and Amarok can
> run with icons in the system tray but no entry in the taskbar. As they
> do not appear in the taskbar, Ctrl-Tab will not bring them forward.
> How is this done, then?

Normally this isn't possible, unless the application itself supports it. With 
Amarok, for example, you can assign a shortcut to show/hide the player 
window. For me this is Win+P, but I can't remember if this was default, you 
should check that in the shortcut settings.

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (

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