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Minimize\hide to tray on close
15. Dec 2022 at 11:03
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Hello all!

Please add the "Minimize\hide to tray on Close" feature. 

A Phoner is a program that often works in the "background", and during operation it is possible that the program may accidentally close unintentionally, the user may simply not notice what he closed, instead of minimizing.

Since the program can minimize to tray, it's good practice - run in background, when winow is closed.

By the way, other programs running in the background (skype, telegram, etc. have this feature and it's very convenient)

Thank you!
  
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Re: Minimize\hide to tray on close
Reply #1 - 15. Dec 2022 at 11:49
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I hat that feature. I won't implement this in PhonerLite. If the user wants to close the application - the x button can be used. If the application should be minimized - the minimize button should be used.
If you press the x button you should see a warning. If you suppress that warning, it was your decision.
  
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Re: Minimize\hide to tray on close
Reply #2 - 15. Dec 2022 at 12:35
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Thanks for clarifying!
Of course you are right, but the reality is that the user who sees that the application is available in the tray - expects that the application "can run in the background."

The expectation that the application will work in the background - also arises because the phoner is an application "that allows you to be in touch", and this type of application when closed usually does not lead to "losing connection". 
- this is how dialer applications work in smartphones,
- instant messengers. 
This is the expected behavior by many users.

In my opinion, the UX practice in this case is that, the application that is in the tray usually behaves like this -
- when you click "hide" - the window is minimized to the taskbar (when a you wants to continue working with the application, but wants to temporarily change context), and 
- when click "close" - when they say "I don't need to work with phoner right now, but I want to stay in touch and receive calls, but please do not occupy my taskbar"

This is the meaning of the "tray" - it does not replace the taskbar (as a place where minimized applications lie), but complements - as a place where running applications are visible, but not needed in the current context

In the current implementation of the Phoner - hide to tray, it is proposed as a replacement for the taskbar, which is contrary to generally tray purpose.

In my proposed feature - it should be optional - it would help to relay any scenario desired by the user - with or without the tray, satisfies all user groups.

I just wanted to clarify my suggestion. Of course, the decision on implementation is on your side
  
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Re: Minimize\hide to tray on close
Reply #3 - 15. Dec 2022 at 14:58
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By default the systray is not used by PhonerLite. This is just for users who like this.
You can give me as much reasons you want - I don't like that option and therefore I won't implement it. I hope you understand this.
  
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Re: Minimize\hide to tray on close
Reply #4 - 15. Dec 2022 at 15:22
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Sad, but thanks for the answer.
  
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