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Is it still possible to enable the Parcellite indicator in Ubuntu 12.04? I've noticed that the indicator no longer shows up when I launch Parcellite. Is there a workaround for this?

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In the latest releases Parcellite claims to support Unity. Debian packages without an application indicator are available from the project's home page. There we also have an announcement for a ppa that is supposed to contain the application indiciator once it is populated.

Alterantively you may install its fork ClipIt Install clipit instead.

Install via the software center

In case you do for any reason need to further run Parcellite you may whitelist its panel icon by running dconf-editor (from dconf-tools Install dconf-tools) Desktop -> Unity -> panel or from the command line

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['parcellite']"  
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Is it possible that Unity will eventually become backwards-compatible with applications that are now compatible with GNOME 2, but not Unity (such as Parcellite)? – Anderson Green Jul 15 '12 at 20:13
You can also whitelist ['all'] for all legacy status icons. ClipIt is based on Parcellite. – Takkat Jul 15 '12 at 20:22
Also, the Cinnamon desktop appears to be compatible with applications that do not yet work with Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment. – Anderson Green Oct 24 '12 at 22:14

Actually, Parcellite is maintained, and I just released an appindicator .deb for it. Check out the web page for Parcellite. I only have an AMD64 machine with libappindicator, so that's the only deb for Unity I built.

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Can you setup a PPA for it? Then you'll have 32 and 64 bit versions. – James Jan 17 '13 at 3:40
The deb files are there for download. But you're right, a ppa would solve my build problems. – rickyrockrat Jan 17 '13 at 9:38
Life is never easy. Finally got the ppa working: The non-appindicator ppa builds are here: – rickyrockrat Jan 25 '13 at 18:19

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