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Stalonetray is a stand-alone and KDE system tray for the X Window System. It has full XEMBED support, minimal dependencies and works with virtually any EWMH-compliant window manager. Window managers that are reported to work well with stalonetray are: FVWM, Openbox, Enlightenment, Ion3, Compiz, Xmonad and awesome.


Install stalonetray from the official repositories. Once installed, copy the stalonetrayrc file to your home directory. Note that you should do this as a regular user.

$ cp /etc/stalonetrayrc ~/.stalonetrayrc



To run Stalonetray in Openbox, issue the command:

$ stalonetray --dockapp-mode simple

To run Stalonetray on start up, add the following to ~/.config/openbox/autostart:

stalonetray --dockapp-mode simple &

Alternatively, you can change the ~/.stalonetrayrc line:

# dockapp-mode none


# dockapp-mode simple

Openbox now treats the tray as the dock, and you can adjust its position by using the Openbox Configuration Tool. To run Stalonetray on start up, add the following to ~/.config/openbox/autostart:

stalonetray &

See also Stalonetray WM hints for OpenBox


To run Stalonetray in Ion3:

stalonetray --kludges=force_icons_size,fix_window_pos

To include stalonetray in the statusbar, add the following to your configuration file in ~/.ion3/:

See also Stalonetray WM hints for ion3


Icons don't have the desired size

To force the size of the icons to be equal to icon_size, launch stalonetray with the following arguments:

stalonetray --icon-size=16 --kludges=force_icons_size

This will force the size of all icons to 16×16 pixels.

Alternatively, one could add the following to the configuration file:

icon_size 16
kludges force_icons_size

See also