System Tray Collapsible 1.1.3

UUID: systray-collapsible@koutch
Score: 47

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Firstly, apologize for my poor englishblush

Too many icons in sytem tray ?

This is a fork of the original Cinnamon System Tray applet, but Expandable/Collapsible . It allow to :

  • chose display duration ( Cinnamon settings API)
  • chose icons to show/hide ( Context menu )
  • save auto/manual icons configuration ( Cinnamon settings API)
  • chose icons for expand/collapse button ( Cinnamon settings API)
  • fix the bug : icons are replaced by grey icons after dragging

Thanks for use it, suggestions and comments smiley

The git repository :

Changelog 1.1.3 (2014.06.15) :

  • Add option to expand the tray on hovering the expand button instead of clicking ( thanks to mank319 )

Changelog 1.1.2 (2014.06.03) :

  • Fix the bug with Cinnamon 2.2
  • Add option to show hidden players

Changelog 1.1.1 (2013.11.18) :

  • Add option to enable/disable the hover effect

Changelog 1.1 (2013.09.10) :

Store the list of hidden icons in the settings API (proposed by dalcde)

  • Hide the expand/collapse button when no icon is hidden (asked by dalcde)
  • Add background/border style via stylesheet.css to keep applet clickable without expand/collapse button (proposed by clem). Switchable between gradient background or border in the settings API
  • Sort the icons in order of addition in system tray and context menu. And replace switch button by cross button for "Previous Icons" in context menu
  • Format the applet code with spaces (asked by dalcde, I hope it is cleaner now ^^)

Changelog 1.0 (2013.08.26) :

  • initial upload


  1. Feuerfuchs says:

    3 months ago

    Since this applet seems to have been abandonded, I just wanted to advertise my new applet that aims to be a working replacement of this one: Feel free to post suggestions, feedback, and so on. :)

  2. mreams says:

    6 months ago

    I love it! This is exactly what I needed :D I had a little trouble getting my mouse pointer in just the right place to get the context menu for the system tray instead of the context menu for an app in the tray, but I got it eventually.

  3. DBDB says:

    8 months ago

    Confirm - doesn't work with Mint 17.3 v1.1.3

  4. akwala says:

    11 months ago

    After upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 (Cinnamon 2.8), the applet does not recognize/list/include most apps in the system tray.

  5. mmmm_cake says:

    1 year ago

    Doesn't seem to be working with Cinnamon 2.6. There is a slim box where the system tray is supposed to be, but it's not being populated with any icons.

  6. JoBrad says:

    1 year ago

    Is there a way to have the system sound, removable drives, battery status, etc also be included in this applet?

  7. jtflynnz says:

    1 year ago

    Never mind, some updates came through the the applets page, and now rechecking some options seemed to get it to work!

  8. jtflynnz says:

    1 year ago

    Having issues with this applet in Cinnamon 2.4.8, icon won't display, no way to expand or collapse it seems. I can get the border to respond on hover, but that is about it at the moment...

  9. mank319 says:

    2 years ago

    I added the option to expand the tray on hovering the expand button instead of clicking which is more convenient for certain use cases, in my opinion :-)

  10. zagortenay333 says:

    2 years ago

    Yep works now. Btw, could you try to improve the look of the hover icon for the expand icon? Right now the icon has a fixed size and doesn´t seem to expand together with the panel the way the other applets do.

  11. Losted says:

    2 years ago

    Often crashes Cinnamon on expand right after system boot in Cinnamon 2.2

  12. koutch says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks for report zagortenay333, it must work now :)

  13. zagortenay333 says:

    2 years ago

    Doesn´t seem to work in cinna 2.2.The right click menu only shows "configure applet" and "remove applet".

  14. koutch says:

    2 years ago

    hello, I hadn't time to code this last month, but I'll continue to develop my applets as soon as it possible ^^ @Enkouyami I'll work on it.Thanks for all your comments, rating and suggestions

  15. biffster says:

    2 years ago

    This spice is amazing! The official system tray should be replaced with System Tray Collapsible. Excellent job!

  16. Enkouyami says:

    2 years ago

    I would love to be able to reorder the items in the tray though.

  17. Enkouyami says:

    2 years ago

    That applet is amazing :D

  18. wfogl says:

    3 years ago


  19. koutch says:

    3 years ago

    Thanks for comment and rating, I don't had time to code last month. now I work on Sound with apps volume. I'll work on this applet juste after. I plan to add option to enable/disable the hover effect, but for the flickering I think it will be hard because I can't redisplay only one icon but the all icons at the same time. i'll try anyway ^^

  20. zagortenay333 says:

    3 years ago

    My bad the hover effect can be set in the cinnamon theme.So you don´t need to bother with it!There are only 2 things that are a tad annoying. The transition effect when opening closing the tray.It is flickering and not very nice.I suppose you know it already, and hopefully you ´ll improve it a bit.

  21. electrostorm says:

    3 years ago

    I love this applet, thanks

  22. koutch says:

    3 years ago

    thanks for comment and rating zagortenay, I will, at least, add an option to enable/disable the hover effect if I can't do something better ^^

  23. zagortenay333 says:

    3 years ago

    Honestly this is amazing, and the only thing that is annoying is the hover effect when you hover over an icon in the systray.I wonder if it is possible to get rid of that or to customize it?If so then this would be perfect!

  24. brinamuc says:

    3 years ago

  25. dalcde says:

    3 years ago

    @koutch: you English looks fine! (as long as you capitalize your "I"s :) Really just come and chat. Most likely no one is chatting when you get in, but just type a "hi" and see if anyone is around. If no one responds you can just leave the window there and someone will talk. Eventually.

  26. koutch says:

    3 years ago

    @ dalcde : thanks for comment and serious comment ;). 1) I should have thought about it before :D 2) lol sorry i'm a little developer and i used to code just for myself ^^' i'll try to do something better 3) i'll think about it and clem's suggestion to keep the applet clickable. @ clem : thanks too for comments and congrats ^^ I'd be glad if some of my applets' features is add to cinnamon . about IRC i'm afraid that my level of english makes it difficult, but there is a first for everything. :)

  27. clem says:

    3 years ago

    Definitely "awesome". You need to show something so people can click the applet and access it when nothing is hidden... with that said I'd agree with dalcde on the fact that the arrow might not be ideal for this when nothing's hidden. Maybe the entire systray zone could be visible, as if it was an object (I tink KDE does that), with a border and all, so you could always click the border. Other than that, I'm planning on adding some of the features you developed into Cinnamon itself and to learn from what you've done (congrats on the sound with apps volume applet too btw). Don't hesitate to join us on IRC, I'd love to chat with you about all this. In the meantime, 5 stars and big congrats from me ;)

  28. dalcde says:

    3 years ago

    Okay time for serious comments :) 1) You can store the list of icons hidden with the settings API (I think) 2) Format your code!!!!!! (without using tabs, of course) 3) Don't show the expand/collapse when no icon is hidden.

  29. dalcde says:

    3 years ago

    This. Is Awesome. (Well I haven't tried but it sounds great :)