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I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome classic. Pidgin's tray icon doesn't show up. The settings is ok ("Always").

For any case, I've also added it in dconf-editor as per How to enable notification area (systray) for Pidgin although that's probably only for unity.

Also I've reinstalled and restarted Pidgin. But still no success - no trayicon anywhere.

I wanted to check whether I have the taskbar in the UI, but I have no idea how to set up panels in Gnome classic. Right-click on panel doesn't work.

Any ideas?

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See here : askubuntu.com/questions/136733/… It worked for me. –  user100446 Oct 24 '12 at 10:21
    
OMG, Alt + Win + Right click to manage panel? #UsabilityFail –  Ondra Žižka Oct 24 '12 at 21:36
    
@volant, if you form it as an answer with the 2 steps, I'll accept. –  Ondra Žižka Oct 24 '12 at 21:48
    
BTW I filed a bug/RFE to add Notification Area by default. –  Ondra Žižka Oct 24 '12 at 21:49

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