alltray man page

AllTray — Dock any program into the system tray.


alltray [program] [options]


With AllTray you can dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, Thunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the "close" button will minimize back to system tray. It works well with Gnome, KDE, XFCE 4*, Fluxbox* and WindowMaker*. Xmms is supported in particular.

Click-Mode: Only run alltray and click on the window you would like to dock.  (Abort with <c>)


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help

Show summary of options.

-v --version

Show version of program.

-d --debug

Show debug messages.

-s --show

Do not hide window after start.

-i --icon

Use a PNG image as an icon.

-l --large_icons

allow large icons (> 24x24).

-st --sticky

visible on all workspaces.

-stask --skip-taskbar

not visible in taskbar.

-x --borderless

remove border, title, frame (if not supported native).

-m --menu

Add entry "menu text:command" to popdown menu.

-t --title

Show title change for <sec> seconds. Probably most useful for xmms.

-g --geometry

initial position. see man X.

-k --key [Modifier:]Key

create a keyboard shortcut.
Modifier -> "Shift", "Control", "Alt", "AltGr"
Key      -> "a", "F1", "End" ...
or "Keycode" (Number) returned by the program "xev"

-nt --notray

display no tray icon (useful only with the "--key" option).

-nm --nominimize

click on window close button: do not minimize back to system tray, close.

-conf --configure

show KDE configuration dialog.



This manual page was written by Carlos C Soto <> for the GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

AllTray (C) 2005, Jochen Baier <>


2010-02-07 Version 0.71 AllTray Manual Page