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Old 02-19-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
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minimizing gaim

u know how on windows, when u close MSN, it goes to an icon beside your volume button at the bottom right of your screen? how do i do that with gaim on mandrake ?

i tried everything i can, but it just won't go there, when i minimize, it only goes to the tool bar at the bottom of my screen (the center part), but doesn't become a small icon and stays on the right side like the volume button does.
Old 02-19-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
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straight from the FAQ on gaims site :

Is there a Gaim tray icon, or docklet, or gnome applet, or panel icon, or something?

Yeah, Gaim supports what is called a system tray icon that conforms to the standards at This tray icon is supported by Windows, KDE 3.1, Gnome 2.2, and Red Hat Gnome 2.0. All you have to do is load the "System Tray Icon" plugin by going to Preferences and then Plugins.

If you're using Gnome you need to make sure that your panel has a Notification Area on it. To add one, right click on the panel, select Add To Panel->Utility->Notification Area. Gaim will insert the tray icon in any System Tray implementation that conforms to these standards, so feel free to write one for your window manager of choice.
Old 02-19-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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yea, it more depends on what window manager you got (if it suports it i mean), or some other program that hanels the minimizing when the app want or is told to minimize (or iconify, same thing i think )
Old 02-19-2004, 08:26 PM   #4
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ok, thank guyz


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