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Old 11-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Give us options with the tray icon!

Please?

I am using Windows 7, and when I have Steam pinned to my taskbar, it just doesn't work well with the service closing to the tray. Give us the option to get rid of the tray icon entirely and just use the taskbar, which in Windows 7 works the same (or much better) than the tray icons anyways.

Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Why not just set Windows to hide the tray icon?
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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Yeah, I just hide my tray icon. It would be nice if they fixed the task bar icon though (doesn't stay "active" when the window is closed).
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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When you say that the taskbar works better in Win7 than the System Tray, are you talking about the thing where you lift-click something on the taskbar, move the mouse up and get a list? Those are called Jump Lists. Just pointing that out to help with clarity.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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When you say that the taskbar works better in Win7 than the System Tray, are you talking about the thing where you lift-click something on the taskbar, move the mouse up and get a list? ...
Or you could just right click on the task bar icon just like the tray icon.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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That left-click drag thing is so pointless and weird... Right-click makes way more sense.

Also, I concur with the OP.
I have the icon hidden, but I'd still rather not have it at all, since it clutters the hidden systray icons panel unnecessarily.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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That left-click drag thing is so pointless and weird...
Looks cooler than right-clicking.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:14 AM   #8
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It's pretty hard to right-click a tablet PC
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #9
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I'm just saying, it really stands out because it's the only thing you interact with like that in Windows. At least, I don't know of any other click+drag switches. And that's for good reason, it's bad design to use an analog action (dragging) for a binary result (Turning a menu on/off).
I can only assume they did it for finger touch users (Most styluses have a right-click button on them), but even then, most UI's imitate a right click by combining a click with a keystroke, or with a held click...
But this is pretty off topic, back to getting rid of the Steam icon!
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:42 PM   #10
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To hide and un-hide program from the system tray

1) Click the little up arrow at the bottom where the system tray is.
2) Click Customize.
3) Go down to where the program you want to change is.
- To Show the icon make sure the side option drop-down is on "Show icon and notifications"
- To Hide the icon make sure the side option drop-down is on "Hide icon and notifications"
4) Click ok and the icon should hide/un-hide depending on what option you chose


Sorry if this isn't exactly what you meant, it is just what i believe you were trying to say.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:51 PM   #11
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Steam should NO LONGER be in the system tray, at all. It doesn't belong there, and hiding it doesn't change the fact that it's there. It shouldn't be in there, anymore, period. If they can add jumplist functionality to Steam, they can add the option to 'remove' it from the system tray. Also when I minimize, i would like it to just minimize like every other app, not to tray. Winamp does it, it has options for one, the other, and both.

EDIT... ok, i just checked, and if I minimize it DOES go to the Taskbar, but it's still in the system tray... when I click X, which should be EXIT it minimizes to System Tray - but this isn't OSX, X should mean EXIT, not minimize or close-window.

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Old 01-05-2010, 10:05 PM   #12
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I agree. There should at least be an option to disable the system tray icon if we don't want it to be there.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #13
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I agree. There should at least be an option to disable the system tray icon if we don't want it to be there.
+1

I like to maintain a minimalist amount of tray icons, and with the Win7 taskbar being what it is and having a nice jumplist, the tray icon is just redundant and unused these days.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #14
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I think it's fine the way it is, I'd rather have them concentrate on more important features than cosmetic/OCD treatments.
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