Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Is the tray icon supposed to work?
I'm just guessing that steam linux was thought around regular ubuntu, using unity. Is it supposed to minimize properly into a tray icon on other desktop environments? I'm using xfce and when I try closing it it just minimizes, but not into the icon.
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It's a glitch. On gnome-panel, it goes to the tray fine, but minimizes the window instead of closing it, then closing the window with right-click -> close makes the entire application terminate.

If you run a Steam game without opening Steam itself, it goes to the tray without a Steam window, but once you open a Steam window it's there forever. They didn't quite think it through, but I imagine it will be fixed soon.
Thanks. I hope they fix it.
blackout24 Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
With KDE 4.10 it also behaves as expected.
Max Otto von S Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
kde 4.10, gentoo => no tray icon
ThOR27 Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
On unity minimize instead of "close to tray" works out ok. But I still think that all this should be configurable:

Show tray icon? yes OR no
When click close button: MInimize Steam window OR close steam window OR completely close steam

So people would be able to make steam works as he prefer, for me at least, in unity, I would use NO to show tray icon and Minimize Steam window when click close button.
blackout24 Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
Originally posted by pashazz:
kde 4.10, gentoo => no tray icon

That is strange. Now that they ship STEAM_RUNTIME everyone should have it. It depends on libappindicator and is now part of Steam. Before they did that I had to install lib32-libappindicator from the Arch Linux User Repo. Now I uninstalled my local libappindicator library because I don't need it anymore. Steam starts with STEAM_RUNTIME by default and I have my icon and also flash. When I start "STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam" it is gone as expected.
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Date Posted: Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:33am
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