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minimize to system tray #4098
Want git desktop to have option for tray icon in windows.
GitHub Desktop version: 1.0.13
OS version: windows 10
Steps to Reproduce
Expected behavior: github has option for a tray icon when minimized
Actual behavior: desktop does not have option for a tray icon when minimized
Reproduces how often: 100%
@shiftkey, when GitHub Desktop is in system tray and not in the taskbar, the application is still running and not clogging the taskbar. It might be useful when you have a lot of open programs - in that case any extra taskbar icon (layout) leads to shrinking the current icons.
Isn't what used to be called the "system tray" now the "notifications area"? From the Windows Design Guidelines:
Since GitHub Desktop is intended to have a desktop presence, the guidelines would seem to say we shouldn't use the notification area this way.