My question is about applications which typically start automatically and which you’d like to keep running. Think chat, file backup, etc…
When running Ubuntu this would work as follows: once the application window was open I could click the “x” button to close the window. This would close the window but NOT shutdown the program. Instead, the program icon would continue to appear in one of two locations: upper right or lower left of the screen. Hence the application would continue to run. In order to shutdown the application, you could right-click on the application icon or go to File > Quit. This was great for tools that should keep running without cluttering the usual “open applications” icons shown on the left-hand side of GNOME.
How can you get this effect in PureOS? When I click “x” on the application it will simply shutdown the application. Hence, I must click “-” to minimize it. But, this has the issue of cluttering the open application icons shown on the left-hand side. These are like background applications and so having a separate place for their icons and saying that “x” means close window and NOT shutdown application was nice.
Any advice on this?