System tray icons

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at
Sat Aug 28 08:34:14 BST 2010

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 03:11, James Colby <jcolby at> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:
>> James Colby posted on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:57:15 -0400 as excerpted:
>>> I am running KDE 4.5.0 compiled locally using the kdesrc-build scripts,
>>> and I am having a problem with the system tray applet.  When I quit a
>>> KDE application the system tray icon for that application does not get
>>> removed from the system tray.  This happens with amarok, kmix,
>>> kwalletmanager.  It is only happening with KDE apps though.  If I have a
>>> GTK app that uses the system tray, and I exit the app it's icon is also
>>> removed.  Any ideas as to what may be causing this?
>> Are you sure you are quitting the app, or are you simply hitting the
>> window-manager's close button, so the app minimizes to the tray, with the
>> settings set so it remains shown there?
> I have tried quitting the applications three different ways, all with
> the same results.  1)  By clicking on the window manager 'X', 2) By
> choosing File -> Quit from within the application, 3) By right
> clicking on the system tray icon and choosing quit.  All methods leave
> the same phantom icon in the system tray.

As far as Amarok is concerned, method 1) does not quit it at all, and
of course the icon will stay in the SysTray.

Both 2) and 3) close correctly, and the SysTray icon for Amarok is
gone here, using KDE 4.5 on Kubuntu 10.04, using all system defaults.

Regards, Myriam.

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