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I am using Guake in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit ,is there any way i can put it on the Unity top Panel .

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ubuntu 12.04 - 12.10

To add Guake to the Unity system-tray, you need to add it to the system-whitelist

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Using dconf-editor (installed using the dconf-tools package), navigate as shown and add guake to the whitelist.

You then just start the app via guake & to make it appear in the system tray.

Make sure your guake properties (guake -p) has the system tray checkbox ticked:

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13.10 and later

The ability to whitelist applications has been removed from Unity.

The argument the developers have is that applications should have been updated to support Ubuntu indicators.

There isnt a direct method to-do this without adding an additional PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gun101/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guake-indicator

Search for "Guake indicator" in the dash to start the app-indicator

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Thanks , that worked. – atenz May 16 '12 at 19:02
On Ubuntu 12.10, I see no 'panel' under 'unity', only 'lenses' and 'runner' =/ – Diego Ponciano Dec 13 '12 at 17:21
On 12.10 in dconf , systray-whitelist is accessible at com > canonical > unity > panel. – user129654 Feb 9 '13 at 1:25
Any solutions for 14.10? – Jorge Sampayo Mar 3 '15 at 16:41
@Jorge - see the edit for a suggested solution – fossfreedom Mar 3 '15 at 16:50

You can only put launchers in the Unity launcher panel (left one).

Another idea would be to use the compiz "Commands" plugin and bind guake to the top of the screen. You'll have to click the top of your screen instead of an icon.

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I was trying to avoid compiz altogether, even though F12 is the shortcut for Guake , but since Synapse and Banshee have their Icons on the top panel bar upon installations , i was wondering it was possible without extra tweaks. .Then should it be, that i post this as suggestion to Guake developers for this feature in Unity Desktop. Thanks. – atenz May 16 '12 at 18:45

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