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HaveAnUpvote 2 points ago +2 / -0

I believe you can do it with existing cinnamon applets, so linux mint maybe?

Something like this? https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/169

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yeldarb1983 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Huh... this might actually be worth looking into. Which is funny, because I was thinking about trying out cinnamon anyway. (KDE plasma is nice, and way better than aero/metro/whateverwindowstenuses, but every bit of resources I can save will make me happy).

thank you.

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DennJW 2 points ago +2 / -0

I thought KDE's system tray did this, or something similar, the last time I used it. But I just use Lxqt now, and I only ever really have 3 icons. Klipper, Kmix, and Kde-Connect. Often just two.

Good hunting!

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yeldarb1983 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

sort of it's a lot less elegant and takes up a lot more on-screen real-estate. I hate having to praise windows for anything, even a feature that was done away with, but this worked a bit more subtly and a lot more cleanly.

In KDE, there IS an arrow between the icons and the clock that points up, which lets you see some hidden icons, but it brings them up in a menu that (at my laptop's "native" resolution of 1366 x 768) takes up a chunk roughly 273 x 460 of the screen area.

Appreciate the words of encouragement, though, maybe I will find what I'm looking for, and if not, as Thomas Sowell says, "There are no solutions, only tradeoffs." =)

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DennJW 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're welcome!

Yeah. The bar/panels in general have always bedeviled me. I spent way too long trying to find a way to have the entire bar hidden, and not respond to the mouse, and only popup when a key (meta/windows) was pressed... I never got that working. I was so disappointed.

But uh, yeah. Let us know if you find something.

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yeldarb1983 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

If I was in any way, shape or form good at coding, I'd do it myself and cut out the middleman.