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I am running Xubuntu with Xfce and today I accidentally removed an icon from the Notification Area that provided quick access to Thunderbird and Pidgin chats. Is there a way to restore that icon or to restore the whole Notification Area to default settings?

I marked the icon in question on the screenshot:

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Apparently, I lost the volume icon, too.

UPDATE: Apparently, I used the wrong nomenclature in my question. The icons I lost were not part of the Notification Area. They are a separate applet item called Indicator Plugin.

I found the icon on this very site

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Just reinstall the Xubuntu icons from the repositories and that will get your icons back.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xubuntu-icon-theme

I found this out by querying each of the icon folders with dpkg -S; for example:

dpkg -S /usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce

which returned the name of the package they came from:

xubuntu-icon-theme: /usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce

If you have any other problems regarding settings you can purge the xfce4-indicator-plugin and then reinstall it with

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xfce4-indicator-plugin 

If you have also removed the indicator from the Xfce panel, add it back again by right clicking the panel and clicking panel > add new items (see screenshot). Importantly, you will probably have to logout and login for the changes to take effect after reinstalling the icons.

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Thank you for help. I must have just removed the indicator from the main panel. –  Mike Sep 12 '12 at 11:28

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