For some reason a few updates ago the behaviour of Steam changed in my Manjaro XFCE install, the Steam Client would simply minimize to the taskbar instead of the notification area.
To fix this, edit
/usr/bin/steam and switch line 8 from:
Here’s a shell one-liner to do it:
sudo sed -i '8s/=0/=1/' /usr/bin/steam
sed to look at line 8 and replace the
=0 text with
You may have to re-set this on future updates of Steam.
Keep in mind the warning in the comment text:
# default to minimize on close, so we never have a running steam process # in the background because of a broken Tray Icon on some desktops/WM