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I wish Juk (& other players) would min to the system tray.

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While playing music with and when I minimize Juk, I would like to see a little control panel appear on the far right of the task bar. Also, when minimized and when I cycle through my open programs with alt+tab, it will not be there. I create large playlists to listen to while I do a lot of other things on my computer, and sometimes I alt+tab a lot. There may be times I am writing a perl script in Kate, viewing it in IceWeasel, and looking for errors in Konsole all while Juk (or other media player) is playing music in the background.

Before I wrote this, I went looking to see if I was the only one who wanted something like this. I found bug 86136 which was marked WONTFIX which is very similar to what I am looking for here. The part of the reason for the wontfix is Juk is "currently following the KDE style guide behavior". I know the bug is almost than 10 years old, so does the style guide behavior still hold as the reason this would continue to be a wontfix?

For now, my wish is for Juk (and other media players) to minimize to the system tray and not be in the task manager until restored. Am I asking too much? Is it in a higher version of Juk than I currently have (3.7.1)?
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In Juk's settings menu, ensure "Dock in System Tray" is checked. Closing it's window will then cause it to remain in the system tray (and continue to play music). Controls for forward/back will be offered when it changes between tracks in the form of a popup.


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Dock in system tray is checked, however, it continues to be on my task manager bar and in the alt+tab list.
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Notice that bcooksley said "closed" -- not minimized. Amarok works the same way; when you close the window, the application minimizes into the system tray. Minimize, and it just grays out in the panel.


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