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## Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

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kendog819
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Joined: August 4th, 2011, 7:30 pm

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

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
Ok, i did this, it created a rainmeter icon, but when opening the shortcut i get an error "Unknown !bang !TrayMenu"

I'm getting closer

Thanks,

Ken
poiru
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Joined: April 17th, 2009, 12:18 pm

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

kendog819 wrote:Ok, i did this, it created a rainmeter icon, but when opening the shortcut i get an error "Unknown !bang !TrayMenu"

I'm getting closer

Thanks,
Ken
kendog819
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Joined: August 4th, 2011, 7:30 pm

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Awesome, thank you very much!!, does exactly what i want it to do!

Ken
UrLordAndMaster
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Joined: March 20th, 2012, 9:43 pm

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Poiru,

I know this is a slightly old thread, but I have followed this exactly. It works great! But i would like to open the manage window when this is clicked. Currently it only opens the right click menu (like the right click menu when you right click a skin).

This is very nice, but as i said, i would love to have the "manage" window pop up instead.

I am currently useing RainMeter 2.2.0 r1116 64-bit.
Brian
Developer
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Joined: November 24th, 2011, 1:42 am
Location: Utah

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Try the !Manage bang.

For example: In a skin you would use:
RightMouseUpAction=!Manage

If you are sending a command to Rainmeter, use this as the command:
"C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe" !Manage

-Brian
Klexur
Posts: 45
Joined: May 4th, 2009, 2:05 am

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

poiru wrote:The !TrayMenu bang is what you probably are looking for. You can execute "Path\to\Rainmeter.exe !TrayMenu" to open the menu.
I've been using this bang since I first found this thread, but why isn't it listed in the Docs?
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Kaelri
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Joined: July 25th, 2009, 4:47 am

### Re: Shortcut to rainmeter's system tray icon

Klexur wrote:I've been using this bang since I first found this thread, but why isn't it listed in the Docs?
Fixed. Thanks for letting us know about the oversight. :)