Monday, January 24, 2011
Alltray - Minimize any application to the system tray
Alltray is a small but useful app that can minimize any other running application to the system tray as an icon, even if that application itself doesn't have an option to minimize to the system tray.
Alltray can work on both GNOME and KDE, and is available in most Linux distros' repos.
Install Alltray on Ubuntu
Below is an example of using Alltray to minimize Firefox to the system tray.
Here is Firefox running.
Click on Alltray in the panel and then click on the window of the application you want to minimise to the system tray (in this case Firefox).
After clicking on the Firefox window Firefox will minimise to the system tray as an icon.
By right-clicking on the Firefox icon in the system tray we get 3 options: Show/Hide which shows or hides the window of the minimised application, Undock which unminimises Firefox from the system tray, and Exit which closes Firefox.
Overall Alltray is a small but useful app. It can help you save space in your taskbar and save you time.