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    Question Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    OK, sometimes I lose control of my mouse because I have arthritis, carpal tunnel or whatever. Then I have accidents. Usually, I can recover from accidents, but I can't figure out this one.

    At the moment, I have two app icons for Quanta on the sys tray:



    I figure it's as easy as removing the icons from the sys tray entries:


    But I don't see them. I'm sure this is something simple. Could someone please tell me how to remove the Quanta Icons?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    Right click them and shut them down?

    Some apps just seem to like to go to system tray You probably have 2 instances running just not active on desktop

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    Question Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Right click them and shut them down?

    Some apps just seem to like to go to system tray You probably have 2 instances running just not active on desktop
    When I right click on either of them, I get a pop up menu for two actions:


    • Icon settings
    • Panel options


    Under icon settings, there's an application tab, but nothing talks about removing the icon from sys tray.

    Under Panel options, I only see panel options that have nothing to do with removing the Quanta Icon (except to remove the sys tray!)

    When I run top from the terminal, there's no quanta app active. I'm stuck.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    On 10/07/2014 06:16 PM, HealingMindNOS wrote:
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    > gogalthorp;2668342 Wrote:
    >> Right click them and shut them down?
    >>
    >> Some apps just seem to like to go to system tray You probably have 2
    >> instances running just not active on desktop

    >
    > When I right click on either of them, I get a pop up menu for two
    > actions:
    >
    >
    >
    > - Icon settings
    > - Panel options
    >
    >
    > Under icon settings, there's an application tab, but nothing talks about
    > removing the icon from sys tray.
    >
    > Under Panel options, I only see panel options that have nothing to do
    > with removing the Quanta Icon (except to remove the sys tray!)
    >
    > When I run top from the terminal, there's no quanta app active. I'm
    > stuck.
    >
    >


    Try restarting plasma-desktop and see if the icons go away. If they do
    then its probably a bug...

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    run

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    ps -A | grep quanta
    That should return the PID ( process ID)
    You can use the PID to kill the process(s)

    you can kill it there. But you may have it starting automatically somewhere so it may return after a reboot

    where did you get it and how was it installed is this the kde-quanta package? I just tried it it appear to be a KDE3 program and it did not set itself to the system tray here. I wonder how you managed that???

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    On 2014-10-08 00:16, HealingMindNOS wrote:

    > Under Panel options, I only see panel options that have nothing to do
    > with removing the Quanta Icon (except to remove the sys tray!)


    I don't know about your case, but in other desktops where that happened
    to me, it means that you are rightclicking on the panel, not on the
    applet you want. Or that the click goes to the panel, anyway.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    Quote Originally Posted by alanbortu View Post

    Try restarting plasma-desktop and see if the icons go away. If they do
    then its probably a bug...

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    I hit alt F2 and entered plasma-desktop in the window, but nothing changed. What other way do I restart plasma-desktop?

    I don't think it was a bug. I think it was me spazzing out.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    run

    Code:
    ps -A | grep quanta
    That should return the PID ( process ID)
    You can use the PID to kill the process(s)

    you can kill it there. But you may have it starting automatically somewhere so it may return after a reboot

    where did you get it and how was it installed is this the kde-quanta package? I just tried it it appear to be a KDE3 program and it did not set itself to the system tray here. I wonder how you managed that???
    Actually, those are shortcuts to Quanta, the same as the shortcut I have on my desktop. The icon for the active running app also has the pathway.

    I managed this by spazzing out with the mouse in my hand. First, I started with writer's cramp from decades ago, then I sprained my wrist doing plumbing, then I self induced carpal tunnel syndrome with this mouse. It all went down hill from there.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    When I right click on these shortcut icons in sys tray, it's different than when I right click on the icon in the desktop folder which gives me a long list of options - one of which is to delete the icon. My spaz attacks caused something very different to happen with these Quanta shortcuts in sys tray.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-10-08 00:16, HealingMindNOS wrote:

    > Under Panel options, I only see panel options that have nothing to do
    > with removing the Quanta Icon (except to remove the sys tray!)


    I don't know about your case, but in other desktops where that happened
    to me, it means that you are rightclicking on the panel, not on the
    applet you want. Or that the click goes to the panel, anyway.

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    Default Re: Unintended App Icons on System Tray

    If they are just short cuts then right click desktop-unlock widgets click cashew on right side of panel put mouse over short cut you should get a X popup and you should be able to remove the icon by clicking the X

    If it is not a short cut then you won't get the X popup

    Be sure to clock the widgets again so you don't accidentally change things

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