Running in the background

am I too dumb to find out how to put the app in the background? I hate having it taking up a large amount of screen when all I want is to use my active fonts. FontExplorer could be automatically activated on start up and then run in the background until I wanted to change something.

Hello @erikspiekermann, thank you for the post, sorry for the delay and welcome to the forum:)
If you mean minimising FontBase, then just clicking the “_” icon in the top bar (near the “close” and “maximise” buttons) should do the trick.
If you mean hiding the app to the tray without having it hang in the toolbar, then use the toggle in Settings → App behavior → Hide to tray on close.
Hope this helps,
FontBase Dev Team