I'm using Awesome WM and I want my telegram to start minimized. Unfortunately there is no option within the application, so I have to manually quit it (which puts it into tray).

I want to minimize it right after startup, or send the exit signal (sending it to tray).

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  • I am running the latest skypeforlinux Ubuntu build, though for some time I have been using the setting to start minimised. It is under Tools -> Settings in the START-UP AND CLOSE section with the label Launch Skype in the background. I don't know what the German label would be.
    – AFH
    May 13, 2018 at 13:35
  • @DavidPostill I made a mistake. It's Telegram. I'm using skype at work, so I confused it. Also: I was asking more generally about how to minimize applications on startup in awesome.
    – ziggystar
    May 13, 2018 at 14:26

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e.g.: awful.spawn.with_shell("telegram-desktop -startintray")

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