[vbox-dev] seamless taskbar integration

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 09:32:59 PDT 2010

did some impl on windows guest and windows host, system tray icon works well, screenshot below
Since requirement on host is very minimal, Qt supports SysTray, so should be easy to implement it on Linux host.
The guest requirement is higher, need to find out how to hook and intercept those system tray events. so will take some efforts on Linux guests, vbox team can explore that.

--- On Mon, 7/19/10, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] seamless taskbar integration
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:18 AM

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This is a screenshot of the seamless taskbar. The last two buttons on taksbar are from apps running inside vm.
> http://www.vmlite.com/images/fbfiles/images/taskbar_integration.jpg
> will try to implement system tray icon integration, next step

Will be great !

Having system tray icon integration on Linux host is gonna be a PITA.
KDE and GNOME have different standards for alpha-channel icons for system tray.

What about standard menu integration?
VMlite has only specific guest applications integrated on host's menu,
not whole guest's menu.
VMware in their "Unity mode" have done a custom menu.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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