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nolanoro
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PortableApps.com Platform minimize to tray

Is there a setting that will allow the platform to close instead of minimizing to the systray?

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Hide taskbar icon

Open up Options and select the Advanced tab. Check off "Hide taskbar icon (takes effect on next launch)". After you close and reopen the platform, it will only appear in the system tray.

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Thanks.

Thanks.

I saw that, but I think it would be helpful if that phrase wasn't so vague...changed to something more specific/definitive, like "minimize to tray", or something similar that one would commonly expect. No big deal, but hiding the icon doesn't mean closing the app.

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Both Icons

Minimize to tray generally implies that an app is in the taskbar by default and will then minimize to the try. It doesn't really minimize to tray since such a thing isn't technically possible, it's more a nomenclature some apps and users use. The PA.c Platform is in the taskbar and the system tray by default and "minimizes" to both.

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Just for the sake of

Just for the sake of conversation, if you select "hide the taskbar icon", to me, that is not an indication for the average user that the app will be closed when you close the interface. I think a more appropriate example is the one chosen, i.e., by the Syncback file backup app., whose icon appears in that taskbar area: in preferences, a checkbox next to the term "minimize on close", which, if left unchecked, will allow the app to fully close.

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