Gabber's status docklet allows users of the GNOME panel to have quick and easy access to hiding the main window, viewing the current status, preferences and more. In future revisions, Gabber will allow for viewing of waiting messages from the status docklet.
To add a Status Dock to the GNOME panel, simply right click on an existing panel, and select Status Dock from the Add to Panel menu. Whenever Gabber runs, it will place a small light bulb in the Status Dock. To hide and unhide the main Gabber window, simply left click on the light bulb. The following options are also available from the right click menu:
Presence - Allows quick access to change the current status.
Login... - If the user has not logged in yet, this menu item loads the Login dialog to allow the user to specify login information and to connect to the server.
Logout - If the user is already logged in, this item will allow the user to log off the server.
Preferences... - Loads the Preferences dialog to allow the user to customize Gabber.
About... - Shows basic information about Gabber.
Hide Main Window - Hides the display of the main Gabber window. Does not hide any conversations or sub-dialogs.
Show Main Window - Redisplays the main window after hiding it.
For more information about the Status Dock, see the Panel manual.