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I recently switched to Enlightenment WM, but I have a problem. I need a System Tray. I've been using the XFCE-panel, so that I can use it's system tray, but I don't particularly like that method, because there's a lot of extra crap on the XFCE panel that I don't need, but I also don't want to remove all that stuff from the panel, in case I decide to switch back to XFCE at some point.
I've also tried docker, and peksystray, but neither of them worked properly. I can't seem to find any others. I would really like one that's small and unobtrusive. Does anyone have and ideas?
Glad that works out. I remember doing that myself for while, back when I was pretty new to Linux, for the benefit of having an application directory there (while still being able to use a minimalistic wm).
Originally posted by beaucoup Glad that works out. I remember doing that myself for while, back when I was pretty new to Linux, for the benefit of having an application directory there (while still being able to use a minimalistic wm).
The app directory is nice, but not very necessary for me. I wrote a Python script to redo the desktop menu using the info from all the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. I'm actually trying out Window Maker now, and I was very easily able to convert my script for enlightenment to one for Window Maker to do the same thing. Mostly I just needed a system tray, so I could use kleds, as my keyboard doesn't have LEDs on it. I also prefer to have gaim docked into the system tray.
Useful...it's always bugged me that application directories arn't nearly dynamic enough. How exactly does /usr/share/applications get populated, though? I only seem to have a handful of applications there.
Originally posted by beaucoup How exactly does /usr/share/applications get populated, though? I only seem to have a handful of applications there.
For most of my programs, the .desktop files were part of the rpm. If they weren't (very few weren't), I'd simply make that file myself. Those files are how KDE and Gnome make their apps menus, so I figured that'd be an easy way thing to use to make the apps menus in Enlightenment and Window Maker.