Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Spitfire Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:33am
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.
Spitfire Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
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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