Konch is a highly-configurable KDE system tray applet that acts as a proxy to ordinary scripts written in bash, Perl, etc. You can change the icon shown in the tray; colorize it; use a GIF or MNG animation; and make the icon blinking or invisible. You can also create menus, set the tooltip that is shown when the mouse hovers over the icon, and make Konch display a popup message.
You control Konch via command line parameters, DCOP, or your script's STDOUT.
When an event such as a click, double-click, or right-click occurs, Konch relays this to your script via command-line parameters (in Standard mode) or STDIN (in Hosted mode). Your script can respond by simply printing out appropriate lines (such as a menu listing), or executing a certain function or program.
Here are some key features of "Konch":
· Use a custom icon
· Use a custom movie (animated icon, MNG/GIF)
· Set the tooltip
· Colorize the icon
· Create a menu
· Create submenus
· Blink the icon
· Set a "poll" time
· Pop-up a passive notification
· Hide/show the icon
· Control via DCOP or the script's STDOUT