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    Hi

    Does anyone know how to get rid of the icon that Google Chrome puts in the systray? I've tried everything I could find to do. You can see it in the image next to the HP icon.

    Cheers

    Fred

    Suse 13.2, KDE 4.14.8, Chrome 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)



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    Check to see if any of the chrome extensions you have are causing an icon to appear. I checked with KDE Plasma 5 and don't see an icon. Unfortunately, I don't have KDE 4 installed on here to see if this is normal.

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    Right click desktop select unlock widgets. A almond appears in the tray at the right click. hover over icon close it to remove right click desktop lock widgets

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Right click desktop select unlock widgets. A almond appears in the tray at the right click. hover over icon close it to remove right click desktop lock widgets
    Please don't!
    This will remove the whole system tray.

    You cannot remove single system tray icons (you'd have to tell the application to not show one in the first place), you can hide specific ones in the "System Tray Settings" though (right-click on the small up-arrow to reach them, the icon should be listed in the "Entries" page).
    Last edited by wolfi323; 23-Jun-2015 at 05:55.

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    OK, here's where I am just now:

    zen: Disabled all Chrome extensions; no change.

    gogalthorp: I actually did that previously, and as wolfi323 says, it's a bit overkill! :-)

    wolfi323: Yes, that also occurred to me. The difficulty is that Chrome doesn't appear as an entry in the list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fredsie View Post
    wolfi323: Yes, that also occurred to me. The difficulty is that Chrome doesn't appear as an entry in the list.
    It's probably that "ksystraycmd" entry.
    If that's the case, you seem to actually start it via ksystraycmd, and this creates the system tray icon (that's its purpose).
    So modifying the .desktop file/menu entry or the start script (not sure what applies, I don't have Chrome installed) to start Chrome directly without ksystraycmd should remove the icon completely.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 23-Jun-2015 at 06:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    It's probably that "ksystraycmd" entry.
    If that's the case, you seem to actually start it via ksystraycmd, and this creates the system tray icon (that's its purpose).
    Yes, so you'd think setting ksystraycmd to "hidden" would remove the icon, but it doesn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    So modifying the .desktop file/menu entry or the start script (not sure what applies, I don't have Chrome installed) to start Chrome directly without ksystraycmd should remove the icon completely.


    Hmm. Don't know where either of those things might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredsie View Post
    Yes, so you'd think setting ksystraycmd to "hidden" would remove the icon, but it doesn't.
    Yes, it should.
    Unless that's something different.

    The first reply in this thread seems to indicate that Chrome uses an old-style system tray icon (which are not supported in Plasma5 any more) though, I think those cannot be hidden as KDE's system tray does not have any control over such icons.

    Hmm. Don't know where either of those things might be.
    You could just use the menu editor, or right-click on the starter icon to modify its settings.
    If there's a start script it's probably in /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin/.

    But I found this meanwhile, maybe that helps?
    https://productforums.google.com/for...me/babyOtRtMuw
    We've just released a new version of Chrome, 36, which provides more options for managing Chrome Notifications. In summary:

    Chrome Desktop Notifications:
    We’ve updated your ability to manage which Chrome Notifications you receive and to hide or display the notifications icon. To learn more, please visit our help page here.

    To manage your notifications: Open Notifications, click on the gear icon and deselect websites and apps for which you don't want to receive notifications.
    To hide the notification icon in Windows: In your system tray, click the notification icon, Click Customize and Change the Google Chrome icon behavior to “Hide icon and notifications”. This will put the icon in the overflow area of the system tray.
    To hide the notification icon in Mac: Click Chrome in your top menu bar. Select “Hide Notifications Icon” from the drop-down menu.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 23-Jun-2015 at 07:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredsie View Post
    Yes, so you'd think setting ksystraycmd to "hidden" would remove the icon, but it doesn't.

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    Hmm. Don't know where either of those things might be.
    Just thought I would chime in here, because for me chrome definitely appears in the system tray list. The kicker is that setting them to "hidden" does not hide them. Instead, it seems to move them out of the system tray. Weird. I'm on on kde 4.14, opensuse 13.2.

    Edit: I say "them" because I also have the Hangouts plugin icon next to it.

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    That does not remove the tray just the icon which you place mouse over

    A tab pops with a wrench and a X press the X to remove the icon.

    If you do this over a bare part of the panel you can remove it but if you are over an icon the icon/short cut is removed

    If in the system tray then again unlock widgets press almond right click tray select system tray settings fix things there.

    Note that programs that put them selves in the tray will do so any time they startup. You must adjust things in the program's settings if any ae available.

    The pic look like it is just a short cut on the panel not in the system tray??

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