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tray icons take a lot of space. is there a solution that is similar to windows 7, where the tray icons are grouped together and hidden?

any other way to reduce the number of tray icons? one way i can think of is to make a seperate panel that auto-hides.

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You could always switch to KDE. The KDE panel tray/notification thingy allows you to hide icons. – Ryan Thompson Feb 27 '11 at 21:58

The auto-hiding panel seems to be the one most people use. Reducing the number of tray icon is quite similar to using GTD to clean your to-do list. Just look for icons you don't really need and find a way to get rid of them.

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