Is there a way to launch an app so that it's not shown on the taskbar
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right-click the desktop,select "run" from the context menu,type in the launch command (usually just the name in lowercase) ,and hit "enter".
open a terminal window <app_name>,and "enter".
you could also add the app to the menu manually with the menu editor.right-click the k-menu button to open the editor.
or run the menu updating tool to scan and add missing items.this may not always work,but if it's a gtk based app,most likely will.
I'm wondering the same for Fluxbox. Azureus has an option for displaying only an icon, which I deffinately prefer for specific applications (Gaim buddy list, Xmms, et cetera), but I'm trying to figure out how to arrange this on my own. If it can't be done on my end, I'm trying to find replacement programs that have such features.
piscikeeper, probably my English is so bad that you didn't understand my question. I know what is cmd. I don't need to launch apps which aren't in my main menu. I need the following: when you launch an app it is displayed on the taskbar [it is a panel, mostly at the bottom of the screen] as "icon + its name". I want an app to run without being shown on the taskbar...
...and please don't treat me as an idiot next time: taskbar and quick launch (or main menu) are different things...
never was my intention to treat you like an idiot,simply a matter of dyslexia kicking in.i thought you were trying to figure out how to launch an app that didn't show on the taskbar or menu.
re-reading it (slowly lol) i see what you want is a way to have an app run without it showing in the taskbar list (this is the same way i have gkrellm set to run).
....and your english is probably better than mine.
Again, this is a system status widget I wrote in C, and it doesn't have a configuration file (yet), and when it does I'd have to write in support for that to work.
I am looking for either a command to enter to eliminate the taskbar button (and preferably the titlebar also). I'm using X11 libraries if anyone knows how to do this in C, that will work, and probably be better.