A little over three weeks ago, on July 7th, Slack released 1.1.5 of their Windows App. One of the changes in that release disallowed minimizing the main window to the system tray. I was not a fan of that particular change. No sir, I did not like it one bit and so I dug into my bag of tricks and released my own software to force the app into the system tray – where I prefer it to live, when I’m not actively staring at it. [Read More]
Slack For Windows: Minimizing To The System Tray
...or, Introducing Headless Slacker!
Version 1.1.5 of Slack's Windows app no longer allows minimizing to the system tray. As long as Slack is running, its taskbar icon is visible. I didn't like that very much, so I wrote an application - dubbed Headless Slacker - that enables users to choose at their own discretion whether or not to show Slack's taskbar icon. [Read More]
Multiple Slack Teams With Chrome Application Shortcuts
Since Slack doesn't yet have a Windows desktop client, your best alternative is to use Chrome to create an application shortcut to pin your Slack team chat room to your taskbar. But what if you belong to more than one Slack team? [Read More]