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What is the "kicker" in Linux?

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Posted: 20 Jan 2005

Q:
I often read / hear the word "kicker" in the Linux and KDE forums. What exactly does that mean?

A:
The "Kicker" Panel is the KDE equivalent of the windows "System Tray". It's a place where applications can be running in the background, but still provide easy access to start / stop / modify. In Gnome, the same thing is called the "Notification Area" and can be added to the panel via right-clicking on the panel -> Add To Panel -> Utility -> Notification Area

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