“kdocker” is a command-line tool that allows you to dock running applications to the system tray, which is the area on the desktop where notifications and status icons are displayed. It is also part of the KDE desktop environment, which is a popular open-source desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like operating systems.
The kdocker tool provides a simple way to minimize running applications to the system tray, rather than having them taking up space on the taskbar or in the application launcher. This can help to declutter the desktop and make it easier to access frequently used applications. Additionally, it also allows to undock the applications and bring it to the front when needed.
It is useful for users who want to keep their desktop clean and organized, as well as for developers who want to create scripts that automatically dock or undock applications. This can be useful for keeping certain applications running in the background without cluttering the taskbar.
kdocker Command Examples
1. Display a cursor to send a window to the system tray when pressing the left mouse button (press any other mouse button to cancel):
2. Open an application and send it to the system tray:
# kdocker application
3. Send focused window to the system tray:
# kdocker -f
4. Display a cursor to send a window to the system tray with a custom icon when pressing the left mouse button:
# kdocker -i /path/to/icon
5. Open an application, send it to the system tray and if focus is lost, minimize it:
# kdocker -l application
6. Print version:
# kdocker --version