is there a way to remove steam from dock but leave it minimized system tray? Found a topic on it however he didnt explain how he did it https://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/steam-x-button-minimizes-to-both-dock-and-the-top-panel.204/

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Yes, it is possible.

You'll need to set the $STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE environment variable before run Steam. There's a couple ways to do that. The easiest I found is to add the following to the end of ~/.profile:


Then end your session and log in again. That should do the trick.

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