System tray



  • Hi,

    I have closed systray feature. How do I re-active it?



  • which systray feature?



  • like the whole bit



  • Do you mean the Status Bar? The default shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+S. Or you can show it in Settings, Appearance, Status Bar.



  • Hi. No, I mean the Widows' system tray feature, like a quick-loader and Vivaldi's task manager. It was feature added recently in an update.


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    @shamandgg Cannot figure out what you are talking about. It doesn't sound like a Vivaldi feature.

    Are you talking about some Windows Insider Edition feature or something?



  • Do you guys know what a system tray is? "The system tray usually refers to the little block of icons on the lower right corner of Microsoft windows operating systems, it is where the clock, volume control, etc are located."

    Some update ago a feature has been added, it included Vivaldi's quick-launcher and own task-manager running in the background within system tray. It allows to kill tasks and launch browser much quicker. If I have right click-ed it and closed it, how do I re-enable it?



  • If i'm not mistaken, the update notifier puts a little logo into the system tray when an update is available. and it's possible that right-clicking that gives you the usual fare of chromium shortcuts, like task manager etc.

    Is that perhaps what @shamandgg is talking about. If so, it will only appear after an update becomes available.

    Alternatively, I think that if you install some apps from the CWS ("chrome apps"?) the system can activate an app launcher, but its a while since I've seen it in action so I might be mistaken about that making a system tray entry. If you've lost that there should be an entry for it in the start menu under "vivaldi app launcher". If you're missing that you can re-create it using a shortcut for vivaldi and appending --show-apps-list to the shortcut target.


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    @shamandgg You keep saying a feature added in an update. Added in an update to WHAT? To Windows, or to Vivaldi? I'm an internal tester who gets daily developer updates of Vivaldi and I have never heard of such a feature.

    And how were you seeing this? Was exposed on the windows task bar, or did you have to click the little upward arrow at the left end of the systray to reveal it?


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    @lonm You may have something there. It's true that update notification does add an icon to the systray (I have to click the expander to see it), and if you hover it (or left-click it?) it offers you the option to install the next update. I have never right-clicked it - and am unfamiliar with chromium having shortcuts available that way. But as I say, perhaps you are onto something.

    Of course once you accept the update, the icon in the systray goes away.



  • @ayespy It was in the system-tray, not on taskbar. It basically controlled Vivaldi processes, and pre-loaded Vivaldi. I have right click it and exited it once. It never came back again.



  • @shamandgg said in System tray:

    It was in the system-tray, not on taskbar. It basically controlled Vivaldi processes, and pre-loaded Vivaldi

    I never saw this on a Vivaldi on Windows. Such launcher does not exist.

    But i guess it may have been the Vivaldi Auto-Updater icon which is shown when you should confirm a new Vivaldi update to install.



  • @ayespy it was added after Vivaldi's updated - to both to my private PC, and office PC. When I installed new Vivaldi clean on PC it was back. One would assume such pre-loader or whatever that was, was controlled from Vivaldi's preferences (to have a choice to start with windows or not). Instead, once it is closed, it can't be used again?



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  • @gwen-dragon I am not making this one up. This is now getting ridiculous.



  • @shamandgg you can only blame your lack of communication skills, nobody have a clue what you're talking about, the only thing Vivaldi ever shows in the systray is the update notification IF it's enabled in settings/updates.



  • @shamandgg said in System tray:

    ... > Some update ago a feature has been added, it included Vivaldi's quick-launcher and own task-manager running in the background within system tray. It allows to kill tasks and launch browser much quicker. ...

    I've run every stable Vivaldi version since they've first come out and most of the Snapshots from day #1, and I've never seen what you've described appearing in the system tray...ever. Something doesn't make sense here.


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    @shamandgg Do you have any software on your work and home PCs that in any way manipulates the features and UI of windows? And, BTW - you're on Win10, yes?


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    @shamandgg OK. With today's Snapshot update, I was finally able to get an icon in the systray for the update notifier. On right-click, I see every feature you mentioned except for anything resembling "quick launch" (which Vivaldi, not being stored in memory as a rule, does not have).

    But sure enough, task manager plus a number of settings, was there. When I clicked away to get a screen grab, I lost the item in the systray. But the Update Notifier icon does appear mostly as you described.



  • @ayespy Lovely, so it did include Vivaldi's own 'task manager', correct? By quick launch, I meant, I am assuming it speeds up opening Vivaldi when window is fully closed.


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