System Tray Settings -- Jaunty

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Mon Apr 20 19:48:51 UTC 2009

2009/4/20 Nigel Ridley <nigel at>:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> I was playing with my 'Panel' and accidentally moved the 'System Tray' off the Panel onto the
>> desktop. Since I couldn't put back onto the Panel again I clicked the 'X' button and closed it. I
>> then added the 'System Tray' widget back onto the Panel (right click the Panel > Panel Options >
>> Add Widgets) but now it is too long! I only have 2 icons in it but it takes up enough space for 6
>> or 7 icons (the 2 icons are surrounded by long unnecessary black borders).
>> How do I get a 'short' 'System Tray' again?
>> Blessings,
>> Nigel
> Just wanted to add that the 'open window widget' (don't really know what it's called but it's the
> one that displays, including the title, what windows are open) is missing.
> I'm sure that would help squash the System Tray back to a normal size again. How does one enable it?

so i did another experiment after reading this, i added another task
manager to my top panel, and indeed, it forces the system tray to take
only the space it needs :)

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.

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