I'm hiding the task/system tray. How can I stop the client from minimizing?

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Important: This is an unofficial hack and may not continue to work in the future!

Some organizations use a GPO to hide the task tray, this can cause issues when students close the blanace window. The issue is there is no way for the student to open the balance window back up.

There is a hacky way of disabling task tray intergration and reverting the client application to a standard application window. By renaming the file [install-path]/client/win/lib/tray.dll to tray.xdll the tray functionality will be not be able to run.

Things to note:

  • If you have a local installed version you will need change this in every instance
  • If you are running the zero install method you will need remove the file from the local cache on each workstation. C:/Cache/pc-client*
  • This file will need to be renamed after every PaperCut upgrade as the file will be replaced.
  • Consider automating the .dll rename process. For example, do this in your log on script before the client starts.

Categories: Tips & Tricks, Configuration


Keywords: system tray, tray, balance window

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Article last modified on September 07, 2012, at 02:27 AM
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