With the 2.6.2 version of the Surfshark app, you may have noticed that the app Mini mode is no longer available. That is because our Windows developers did their best and created a fully functional System Tray app of the Surfshark. From now on you can use it instead of the mini mode and it will be even more convenient.
If you're not sure what the system tray on your Windows is, it's the small box at the end of your desktop toolbar where various items can be stored in order to give quick access.
You can open the system tray by clicking a white arrow at the end of the toolbar. Likely you will see Wi-Fi, anti-virus and some other icons stored there. Here is an example of the system tray on Windows:
At first, in order to see the Surfshark in the system tray, you will need to start the Surfshark app. Once the Surfshark is running, you can close the main app. Gray Surfshark icon will show up in the system tray.
If you wish, you can click and drag it to the toolbar. This way it will be accessible even quicker:
If you right-click once on this icon, the minimized Surfshark app will show up.
By default, you will only see the button to connect to the fastest server. However, below you will find an option to personalize this minimized app. Click the Personalize.
Now you will see a list of settings/features that you can be imported to the minimized version of the app. You can choose which ones you want to import and see on the system tray app.
For example, we can import the list of recent locations, also the Kill Switch and Auto-connect features.
Our chosen features (Recent locations, Kill Switch and the CleanWeb) are successfully imported and now can be quickly accessed on the minimized app.
When you connect to one of our servers, the Surfshark icon will turn green, this way indicating that you have successfully connected.
If you click this, the app will be minimized to the system tray again.
If you click this, you will open the full-size Surfshark app.
Lastly, if you click the X, the app will be completely closed and will stop running.
If you will have any further questions regarding our new system tray app, feel free to contact our Customer Success Sharks anytime and they will help you out!