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Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

kendog819 » August 4th, 2011, 7:42 pm

Hey All,

Is there a way of me creating a shortcut to add to rocketdock, that will act as the rainmeter settings program icon that runs in the system tray?

It gets quite annoying having to unhide my taskbar, and go to the systray, and rightclick, and do 1 action everytime i want to change something in rainmeter.

I have googled "create shortcut to system tray program" with no avail.

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks,

Ken
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Kaelri
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Kaelri » August 4th, 2011, 8:09 pm

Apparently these two RocketDock addons allow you to access tray icons. I'm not a dock user, though, so I haven't tried them.
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

kendog819 » August 4th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Thanks for the reply,

I actually have the 1st program installed which just shows/hides your taskbar. and the other just lets u add a folder to show your whole system tray.

I just want to add one icon (rainmeter) to the dock so i can quickly access settings.
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

donutmtoazt » August 4th, 2011, 8:32 pm

I haven't tested it out, but this might be something close to what you want. Maybe.

Tray Popup
It's one of the tools that Santa_Ryan came out with, and I thought you might want I quick look at it. Other than this, I'm not too sure what to do about your issue.

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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

santa_ryan » August 4th, 2011, 8:52 pm

Hehe donut, just fyi, its not my program. It says so in the included documentation. :)
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

kendog819 » August 4th, 2011, 8:55 pm

Thanks for the link, that program does atleast remove a step or 2. Not exactly what I am looking for, but it will definitely save time and a couple steps, so i am thankful for that.

Hopefully someone else comes along with some more info. I would think it would be possible to create a shortcut somehow to a systray program, maybe not though.

Thanks Again,

Ken
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

donutmtoazt » August 4th, 2011, 9:06 pm

... Oops!! Sorry about that Santa_Ryan! Like I said, I just kinda skimmed all of that...

Point is, I was gonna make you famous!
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

poiru » August 4th, 2011, 9:35 pm

The !TrayMenu bang is what you probably are looking for. You can execute "Path\to\Rainmeter.exe !TrayMenu" to open the menu.
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

kendog819 » August 4th, 2011, 9:49 pm

poiru wrote:The !TrayMenu bang is what you probably are looking for. You can execute "Path\to\Rainmeter.exe !TrayMenu" to open the menu.
Where do i find this program? I see SE-Tray Menu on google..is that it?

Thanks
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Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Kaelri » August 4th, 2011, 10:48 pm

kendog819 wrote: Where do i find this program? I see SE-Tray Menu on google..is that it?

Thanks
This is a built-in Rainmeter feature. You can create a Windows shortcut with the following target:

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"C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe" !TrayMenu