STiAT Apr 8, 2013 @ 6:40am
[Steam] Exit to System Tray.
1. Give us the oportunity to have the behaviour of Windows - Closing minimizes to the tray icon and removes the taskbar entry.
2. It is already only in tray when I start Steam in the BigPicture mode, an exit the BigPicture mode lateron. Though, if I reopen the window, I get the taskbar entry again.
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instabilis Apr 8, 2013 @ 7:15am 
Which desktop environment are you using?
STiAT Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
At the moment KDE, but as long as they've implemented the standards, it shouldn't be of any concern which DE I'm using.
barsanuphe le sec Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Cheogh Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
Run steam with "STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1 steam"
blackout24 Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Yes that works. I prefer the default setting, since the tray menu taks 1-2 seconds to load each time before it pops up. I'm also on KDE 4.10.2.
[LINUX]Letik Mar 9 @ 5:12pm 
For the ones (like me) who are trying to make this happening on a launcher, just go to the properties and add that before everything in the command line
env STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1
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Fibbles Mar 9 @ 6:46pm 
Or you can add this to the end of your .profile in your home folder:

export STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1
Ooodst Jul 6 @ 11:58am 
Originally posted by LINUXLetik:
For the ones (like me) who are trying to make this happening on a launcher, just go to the properties and add that before everything in the command line
env STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=1

Awsome! This works for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon confirmed!
|NAC²| D.Cent Jul 7 @ 1:37pm 
What I still dislike about this is that if you have e.g. Steam and a single chat window open and you press Alt+F4 to close the chat window, Steam shuts down completely :/

Also I kind of don't like their politics to support Ubuntu's own desktop (which they don't even use for SteamOS), but at least there are things to work around issues like the STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE variable.
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