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    Default command option: launch an application minimized & add to system tray

    1. Is there a command option to launch an application minimized?

    i.e. in terminal

    firefox -minimized "http://www.google.com/"

    That opens firefox but does not minimize...

    2. Also, is there a command option to add the application to the system tray?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: command option: launch an application minimized & add to system tray

    Adding the '--help' option from the terminal will usually give you a list of options. Unfortunately, I don't see an option for window size in Firefox.

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    Default Re: command option: launch an application minimized & add to systemtray

    Quote Originally Posted by osoem
    1. Is there a command option to launch an application minimized?

    i.e. in terminal

    firefox -minimized "http://www.google.com/"

    That opens firefox but does not minimize...

    2. Also, is there a command option to add the application to the system
    tray?

    Thanks!

    Hi
    1 - What Desktop are you using Gnome, KDE?
    2 - Install the add-on 'MinimizeToTray Plus'
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2831/

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    Default Re: command option: launch an application minimized & add to systemtray

    In KDE KWin can do things like that. Bring Firefox window to the front, then hit Alt+F3 and on the menu select 'Advanced' > 'Special Window Settings'. At least here you could make it so that (certain) Firefox windows are initially minimized.

    And for the System Tray, you need to create/modifiy an application starter, where the option "Place in System Tray" is checked. In 'kmenuedit', for instance.

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