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Cross-Platform Desktop Applications: Using Node, Electron, and NW.js by Paul B. Jensen

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Chapter 8. Creating tray applications

This chapter covers

  • Building tray-based applications
  • Displaying application windows from the tray menu
  • Adding menu items to the tray menu

Some apps aren’t as beefy as others and focus on doing something specific and doing it well. They also focus on being accessible to the user without having to switch windows or switch focus from the current app that’s in front of them. As a result, app functionality is made available from the tray bar of the OS, which is located at the bottom of the Windows GUI, at the top of the screen on a Mac, and—depending on what flavor of distribution and graphical desktop environment you use—either the top or bottom on Linux (Gnome tends to be at the top, and KDE tends to ...

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