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Old 08-02-2017, 12:23 PM   #1
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Can an application's process icon be excluded from the KDE Titlebar?


C++/Qt programmer here, relatively new to Linux (SUSE 11.0 with KDE 4.3.5 "release 0").

Is there any way to specify in code that a program should run without putting an icon in the KDE titlebar?

I'm looking at a situation I've inherited, where two applications are fired up together by a 3rd initialising agent process. One is a full-screen application for air traffic control tracking, and the other is a separate application which fixes a small, undecorated dialog in the upper left corner of the screen, always on top in relation to the full-screen program. This displays a complicated set of status indicators for which information is channelled in both from the full-screen program, and at least one other program source.

As these are two separate processes, they produce two icons in the KDE title bar, like so:

|---------------------|------------------|
| FullScreenProcess | dialog-process |
|---------------------|------------------|

I'm facing a request to make the "dialog-process" icon disappear from the title bar. The only way I can see to make that happen is to take everything related to the status-monitoring application and "somehow" fold it into the framework of the full-screen program, so that they become one process/application. This threatening to be a beast of a job, I need to find out if there's any sort of KDE configuration through code or script, which I might be able to use, to do it. Not optimistic based on several hours' searching, but have to try.

If this isn't the right sub-forum for this, please advise.
 
Old 08-02-2017, 04:47 PM   #2
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I'm sure there is a way. But I think you'd be better off with the KDE mailing lists: https://www.kde.org/support/mailinglists/
 
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:03 PM   #3
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It should be possible. KDE is known for how tweakable it is. I know this is done in lxde via the ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml via setting skip_taskbar=yes for the application. I'm sure KDE has made it more simple than that though


EDIT: Have a look here
 
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