Full-fledged menu bar mode

app:desktop

#1

Right now, the desktop app window can be minimized into the menu bar, but it’d be nice to expand this into a full-fledged menu bar mode where the app can live fully in the menu bar—giving the convenience of the browser extension when a browser window isn’t open.

  • Clicking the menu bar icon opens a popover next to the icon, just like the browser extension
  • App icon is not shown in the Dock
  • Preference can be set as to whether to use menu bar mode or standard window mode


#2

The current “Hide to Tray” option is mostly useless, at least on the mac. Not to mention that “Tray” has no meaning in macOS, should be “Menu Bar”. 1Password has a very nice implementation of this.


#3

Right—I should have specified this is a macOS request; I haven’t used BW on Windows.

Yeah, ‘Enable Tray Icon’ is especially not useful on Mac because the Menu Bar icon can’t re-open the application if the main window has been closed. Seems like the main point of a menu bar icon would be not having to keep the window open.