Library for Python applications that run in the background
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Library for Python applications that run in the background. The idea is to let those programs run unobtrusive tray icons and global hotkeys to interface with the user once in a while.

Windows support only for the moment.

Tray Icon

tray allows the creation of a tray icon, with name, icon, menu and left/right click handlers.


notify displays a balloon notification over the created tray icon (or creates one if necessary). Has handlers for click and fade events.

Global Hotkeys

register_hotkey and register_many_hotkeys allows creates global hotkeys that invoke the supplied callbacks. Keys can be entered as keycode, character value and descriptive string ("enter").


Get and set clipboard contents. Allows to retrieve the files the user has copied, too.