Rearrange icons in the System Tray

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Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by Captain Brillo » Tue May 22, 2018 4:20 pm

Is this possible? They aren't movable manually in there.
Is there somewhere to set the order these icons load into the System tray?

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Re: Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by Captain Brillo » Wed May 23, 2018 12:38 am

This is purely cosmetic: looking for the aesthetically pleasing colour configuration for that corner of the desktop.
I notice that every time I restart, these particular icons are loaded in a different order. How is this order determined by the system?
Surely this can't be as randomly assigned as it looks?
(ulp)

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Re: Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by smurphos » Wed May 23, 2018 12:53 am

Sorry I'm not aware of any method to control the order of icons in the stock system tray. I'm guessing the tray populates in the order that applications start after boot which isn't guaranteed.

If you install the third party applet Collapsible SysTray available via the downloads tab of the Applet Settings module - you can get a bit more control - it has an option to sort by application name and tweaking the active/inactive settings can further refine the order. Plus you get the option to 'collapse' the system tray entirely..

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/265

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Re: Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by Captain Brillo » Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 am

Thanks for that.
I'll check it out.

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Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by andreyswit » Sat May 26, 2018 11:33 pm

XP will hide system tray icons after a while if the program isnt being used. If someone is closing the program on you, tell them to rainbows off when you leave it downloading stuff.

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Re: Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by phd21 » Sun May 27, 2018 12:21 am

Hi "Captain Brillo",

It would help to know more about your system setup like which version of Linux Mint Cinnamon you have. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
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Re: Rearrange icons in the System Tray

Post by Captain Brillo » Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 am

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inxi -Fxzd

System:    Host: MainBox Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1497
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: J01 v02.15 date: 11/10/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2600 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27138
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1599 MHz 2: 1745 MHz 3: 2694 MHz
           4: 2697 MHz 5: 1723 MHz 6: 1599 MHz 7: 1655 MHz 8: 2696 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3000.6GB (23.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HUA72202 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: hp DVD A  DH16ABSH
           rev: YHDD dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 40x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 148G used: 12G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 762G used: 635G (88%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 310 Uptime: 2 days Memory: 3395.2/15933.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
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lsusb

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:5c12 Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 6700
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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