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General => MusicBee Wishlist => Topic started by: Pseudo on July 11, 2013, 08:16:20 AM

Title: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: Pseudo on July 11, 2013, 08:16:20 AM
I would love to see a couple options implemented in the general settings, this shouldn't be a terribly difficult task.

1. Option to Close to Notification Tray
- Nice to have the option to prevent accidental closure. It can always be closed with right click in tray.
2. Option under Single Click and Double Click Menus to Minimize to Notification Tray.
- This is so its possible to open the main window and re-minimize it to the notification tray without using the task bar.


Thanks! I've been playing around with MusicBee and really love the speed and efficiency w/ just the right amount of stock features. :)
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: ChicksHateMe on June 11, 2017, 02:16:02 PM
I've been using MusicBee for a long time, and I still haven't gotten use to this One thing..... I constantly close the application by mistake, then have to re-open it, then minimize it the right way. Grrrr. I probably do it a few times a day when I am using it. Tough habit to break.

It's tough because a few other Audio or video programs I use just as often give me the option to set X to mimimize to systray.

If it's in there already, can someone tell me where to find it?

If not in there yet then I'd like to +1 on wishing for this option....

Thanks for an awesome player....
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: CritterMan on June 12, 2017, 01:06:35 AM
You can minimize it to the tray, that's on the top of the first tab in the preferences. Closing to the tray isn't closing, it's minimizing instead of closing. Personally, when I close an application I expect it to actually close, as do many users. Perhaps a "minimize to tray when closing" (or whatever wording other apps use) option could be on the Minimize To drop-down menu.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: ChicksHateMe on June 12, 2017, 06:43:23 AM
I understand what you're saying. "Most" apps you'd want to close when you click the "X".

But I have a few programs that continue to work as background tasks, and when I hit the "X" they minimize to the tray and NOT close. Monitoring programs like Anti-virus programs, Camera Recording programs, Downloaders, other music players, etc.... 

I love this program and seeing as I listen to music while I actually do other tasks, I thought it would be a great feature if this could "X"'d to the tray as well.

It's not a big deal. Yes, I can hit the minimize rather than the "X". In fact, after using this for over 10 years, I should know better by now.

And Yes, I can re-open it and have it set to start where it left off.

I just think it would be more convenient to "X" to the tray like I am use to for all my other programs I have running in the background.

Maybe I'm wrong, but would it really hurt to have the option? I can understand not having it if it's too hard to implement, and/or not really wanted or needed by many....

I wonder what others think....

Was just a Request, as this IS the wish list....
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: Bee-liever on June 12, 2017, 08:50:27 AM
+1
for "Close to notification area"

I already have MB set to auto-start with Windows and "minimise to Notification Tray" + "start minimised" options set.
This would complete the options  ;)

PS "Close Application" even already exists as a right-click option from the icon!
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: boroda on June 12, 2017, 10:58:34 AM
i think 'close window' (not application) wont close mb from icon menu if this wish is done, but Steven might add 'close mb' item to mb tray context menu.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: lux1o on September 29, 2018, 02:30:57 AM
i vote to have the close to tray option   :)

thanks
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: ChicksHateMe on October 01, 2018, 11:48:29 AM
i vote to have the close to tray option   :)

thanks

I Just had a ton of windows open and I closed it again by accident. Pisses me off...... >:(

It's REALLY frustrating when you work with as many windows as I do. I know it's ME, but it happens way too often. I'm just glad my anti-virus and VOIP don't close like that....

Wish Musicbee could do something, it's been a while since the request. Or explain why it's impossible...

Maybe a plug-in could do it?
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: phred on October 01, 2018, 12:34:30 PM
Wish Musicbee could do something, it's been a while since the request. Or explain why it's impossible...
New options/features are implemented by Steven (the only developer) based on a number of factors, including but not limited to, the number of people asking for the option, the ease of implementation, and how much time he has available.

From 2013 until your 2017 post there was no one who expressed interest. From your initial post until now there have only been two or three people who said they'd like it. Not an overwhelming response for a user base of tens of thousands.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: whismerhill on December 25, 2019, 07:38:28 AM
+1
not really what I'd call a critical issue
but would be great to have

particularly when coupled with the plugin "music bee remote" which allows control of music bee through phone
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: beefish on January 08, 2020, 07:11:44 PM
Ahoj - I'm the freshman.
I decided to switch to a new (more stable) musicplayer.

So literally the VERY FIRST feature I tried to figure out was the "minimize to tray on close" function.

Well I ended up here... and i have to say I'm quite a bit shocked to realize this feature hasn't been implemented for the past 7 years.
Though MusicBee is recommended and decsribed as nicely designed throughout the web... though it kills my well trained UX.

Yeah, if the dev could add a checkbox which swaps out the "X" function, that'd be nice. And definetly helps with the "Ah f**k man, sorry folks I accidentally closed the musicplayer ... AGAIN." - issue.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: MBisFantastic on January 09, 2020, 07:51:40 PM
+1 as well. Would be nice to have!
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: em0rt41 on March 11, 2020, 11:19:21 PM
+1 Same here! Bad habits die hard. Besides MusicBee being the best player and one which the most features available, it is a tad bit cumbersome in some of them, I guess it results from the wide range of input.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: navporky on March 24, 2020, 02:31:45 PM
Ahoj - I'm the freshman.
I decided to switch to a new (more stable) musicplayer.

So literally the VERY FIRST feature I tried to figure out was the "minimize to tray on close" function.

Well I ended up here... and i have to say I'm quite a bit shocked to realize this feature hasn't been implemented for the past 7 years.
Though MusicBee is recommended and decsribed as nicely designed throughout the web... though it kills my well trained UX.

Yeah, if the dev could add a checkbox which swaps out the "X" function, that'd be nice. And definetly helps with the "Ah f**k man, sorry folks I accidentally closed the musicplayer ... AGAIN." - issue.

Reurning to MusicBee after a while, This post reminds me of my earlier request for the same feature request here, way back in 2016: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=17841.msg106942#msg106942.

So, +1 definitely ... please.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: Apollyon on May 05, 2020, 04:32:53 AM
Win10 groove can't minimize to tray and found people recommending MusicBee saying that it can so I got it, the settings are a bit all over the place but don't really need to touch them once you set it up to the way you like it. Not having close to tray is a bit annoying tho with pretty much all the programs that you would often keep in the background (steam, discord, VPN, anti-virus, etc) have this function as default these days.

Put a shrink-to-compact button next to maximize would be nice too.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: EGraf on May 15, 2020, 10:15:01 PM
new to musicbee, it looks great but I also was searching if there was an option like the one asked. +1 from me.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: Thomk on May 19, 2020, 11:02:36 AM
I'd really like this feature too. +1 from me.
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: MegasXLR on September 14, 2020, 08:35:24 AM
Seeing how Spotify has this I'd love such an option for MusicBee as well. Just started using it a few days ago and it's an amazing player for my local mp3 files. Wish this would come too :)
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: hugmenot on September 16, 2020, 07:31:58 PM
Out of a dozen tray apps (Syncthing, Calibre, VoIP, Torrent, every Games Store), MusicBee is the only one that doesn't close to tray, and most annoying since I open it often.
The lack of votes is a selection bias, not everyone will register on the forum to complain, or will find another app.

- It's basically a service with DLNA running in the background, a warning "Are you Sure? Yes/No" would be nice.
- Without looking, it's quicker/easier to hit the close button instead of aiming for minimize.
- It's expected, every music player has the option close to tray.
- It's impossible:

I made an AutoHotKey (https://www.autohotkey.com/) script for those you can't live without:

Code
#NoEnv
#SingleInstance Force

; Close to Minimize
Classes := "WindowsForms10.Window.8.app.0.2bf8098_r7_ad1" ;
Loop, parse, Classes, `,
    GroupAdd, GroupName, ahk_class %A_LoopField%

SetTimer CheckMouse, -100
return

CheckMouse:
    CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
    MouseGetPos, mX, mY, WindowUnderMouse
    WinGetPos, wX, wY, wW, wH, ahk_id %WindowUnderMouse%
        CloseButton := (mY > wY and mY < wY+35 and (mX > wX + (wW-50) and mX < wX+wW))
    SetTimer CheckMouse, -100
return

#If (CloseButton)

    ~LButton::
    ~RButton::
        MouseGetPos,,, WindowUnderMouse
        WinGetClass, Class, ahk_id %WindowUnderMouse%
        If Class in %Classes%
        {
            WinMinimize, ahk_id %WindowUnderMouse%
        }
    return
Title: Re: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..
Post by: MegasXLR on September 19, 2020, 09:21:30 AM
I made an AutoHotKey (https://www.autohotkey.com/) script for those you can't live without:

You are awesome! Thanks so much for this. I tried many solutions found around the internet but they all worked on apps that are not made using WinForms so didn't work for MB. I tried editing the class part but still didn't work. This works perfectly the way I expect it to :) Right now I have to complete my bachelor's degree but when I find some free time I'll definitely try to create a plugin which enables this functionaility. Maybe with options to choose where to minimize it to - taskbar or tray. Again thanks so much :P