It would be nice if the application supported a command line argument that would suppress the creation of the system tray icon for the application, maybe a flag like -notray
I'm running an Acer Aspire R3700 so to minimize unnecessary resource consumption I had registry keys to launch the applications that I needed to have running (e.g. XBMC, Pinnacle, etc...) and also execute a command to close explorer.exe. While pinnacle can run just fine without explorer running, explorer must be running when it starts up otherwise it will fail when it creates the entry in the system tray.
To work around this I have a bat file that runs instead of using registry keys. The bat file launches pinnacle and then uses the sleep utility in Server 2003 Resource Kit to wait for 40 seconds before killing explorer and launching XBMC. It would be nice to eliminate the wait and needing to have the server tools installed.
Well, I would consider adding something like this maybe... however, there are some inherent issues with that... seeing as there is no "clean" way to shut PGP down without that system tray icon. I suppose as long as you understand there is no way other than to shutdown Windows that PGP would get the signal that it was time to close...
Absolutely, I know that it would require terminating the process to kill the program. Basically, the Acer is a little arcade platform, it doesn't even run the windows shell, it just runs pinnacle and XBMC, from which emulators and old school PC games can be launched from and played with via wireless xbox 360 controllers. I tell my wife that in turns of troubleshooting, just reboot it, which you can do from within XBMC.
I would envision this feature/flag only really being useful to other people who run it like a little arcade, and not on their general gaming machines, so I can see why you might be hesitant to add a feature that most people would probably nerf themselves with if they tried it. That is why a command line argument, versus a preferences setting would probably be the way to go, so that they can't use the feature on accident as easily.
Ok, I will see about getting this in an upcoming release.
Has this been implemented yet ? I would also really like to have this feature from my htpc!
Has anything like this been implemented yet? I'm trying to run XBMC as my shell instead of explorer but pinnacle won't launch without the system tray.