Is there any way we can have Firefox the way we can have terminal with Tilda or Guake?

  • I would love to see this answered – Robobenklein Jan 23 '15 at 18:06
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    I doubt there is a version currently available that can make firefox drop down, but it would be nice to have something so it can run in the background when closed... (EDIT: for that, the MinimizeToTrayRevived extension works, requires some fiddling has to be done in settings first :). – Wilf Jan 23 '15 at 19:02
  • @Wilf thanks Wilf. I wish you had sent this as the answer – Yar Jan 26 '15 at 16:12

I doubt there is a version currently available that can make Firefox drop down, as that would require a patch or rather large amount of work on the extension.

However, an alternative that so you can open Firefox quicker would be to use the MinimizedToTrayRevived extension. This means that instead of closing Firefox minimizes to tray instead. In Gnome 3 this in the message tray - you have to click on this, as using the default launcher will launch a new instance of firefox:

You may have to some fiddling in the settings first:

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    Combined with the TopIcons GNOME Shell extension, is how I get Thunderbird to stay out of my way. – muru Jan 26 '15 at 16:28
  • Hmm probably should move back to thunderbird cos Evolution is always in my way (won't check in background) :( – Wilf Jan 26 '15 at 16:29

You could make your Firefox window sticky and then use the xdotool command and write a script that hides your window (move it all the way off screen) and shows it when you press a key. Or minimizes the window when you press a key.

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