Author Topic: [Feature Request] Close to Notification Tray / Click Notification Tray Icon to..  (Read 14505 times)


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I registered just to agree with this and maybe elaborate for better understanding.

I have been using Musicbee since January 2021, and I love it, but this one feature (or lack thereof I guess) is so frustrating.

The missing feature is the ability to close to notification tray.

This means that minimizing the window will minimize it to the taskbar normally. If you are using the app, want to minimize it, but know you are going to come right back to it, its still right there in the taskbar next to all your other currently in use applications (bottom left).

What we all want is the ability to press the close button (X) and MusicBee will hide itself in the notification tray. This is nice to not clutter up the taskbar when many other things are open, but still keep the app running so I can listen to music while working on other things.

Currently, the feature to "Minimize to taskbar" exists, however this only affects usage of the minimize button, which means it is no longer possible to minimize MusicBee to the taskbar, so if I want to hide it, the only place it will go is to the tiny button in the bottom right, something I cannot quickly access with keyboard shortcuts (Windows Key + T > Tab > Arrow keys to select musicbee > Space to open it)

Also, even though the minimize to taskbar feature works, if we accidentally click the X, it exits the application, instead of minimizing it, pausing our music, and now we have to reopen it, play my music again.

Obviously we are all here to nitpick and be extreme about it. The feature is a very small addition, but I think it is a must-have for an application that runs in the background on my computer 24/7.

Applications that support this feature:
* Adobe Application Manager
* AutoHotKey
* Battle.Net
* Discord
* Epic Games Launcher
* EVGA Precision X
* Google Chrome (And all chromium based browsers)
* Logitech Options
* Microsoft Teams
* Microsoft Skype
* NVidia GeForce Experience
* OBS Studio
* Origin
* Rainmeter
* Rockstar Games Launcher
* Spotify
* Steam
* Tixati
* Ubisoft Connect
* Windows Bluetooth
* Windows Math Input Panel
* Zoom


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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.

Difficulty in understanding English/Russian kept some people from coming here to express the feature request,at least in Chinese forums.
(no Chinese language option and the Google translation is just much worse than you can imagine)
Some put up with it and unwilling to register.
Some are used to it.
Others came here to give the suggestion.
I guess that's why there are so few people for +1 in this post.

And +1 pls.
Since Steven has limited time,if this "optional function" is realized,I will greatly appreciate it,but if not ,I am also OK with that.

(I'd just known MB last night. I spent an hour reading the explanations and finishing the settings.I found the process a little annoying ,but later I just found MB is just as great to me as VSCode to a programmer ;D -------- Steven is my superhero lol !)
Last Edit: June 28, 2021, 07:43:33 PM by F0ksay
My English is not excellent so just tell me when you can't understand what I am talking about :'(
It's just fine :)
By the way Steven is my superhero ;D


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Honestly, I love that MB is now one of the "rare" programs now that actually close when I say FREAKING CLOSE. But "Close to Dock to tray" bas become quite the standard in many Windows application, so it wouldn't hurt to have that option.

I'm pretty sure some programs like uTorrent docks to the tray when you click 'Close' by default, but you can change an option to force it to actually close legacy style.

so I guess



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1. Option to Close to Notification Tray

yes, please!
(made an account just for this)
Last Edit: July 08, 2021, 08:37:43 AM by bad1080