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Old 05-13-2005, 05:48 AM   #1
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Is there a way to launch an app so that it's not shown on the taskbar


Is there?
(preferably for KDE)

Thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 06:05 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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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...
Thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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So, is there any solution for that problem?
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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Well, for GKrellM, you would use:

kstart --window gkrellm --alldesktops --ontop --skiptaskbar /usr/bin/gkrellm

to have an app. that appeared on all desktops, stayed on top, and wasn't listed in the taskbar.

Does that help?
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:57 AM   #8
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Thanks, oneandoneis2!
that is what I was looking for
 
Old 05-13-2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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or after launching,right-click on the krell,Configuration>General>Options and Properties
 
Old 05-14-2005, 06:08 AM   #10
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Anyone know how to do this on Gnome?
 
Old 05-14-2005, 07:54 AM   #11
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if gkrellm is the app you want to do this with,just do the same steps in the config menu.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 04:24 PM   #12
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No, it's a little system status monitor app that I wrote myself.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 02:41 AM   #13
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gkrellm uses the following lines to set the taskbar and pager display state:
skip_taskbar 1
skip_pager 1
you may need to add these or something similar to the configuration.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 10:38 PM   #14
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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.
 
  


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