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From what I can tell, a decision was made to remove the systray from 13.04/13.10. I managed to get it re-enabled on my upgrade for now. What I am not able to find, is the replacement solution for that functionality. Is it just gone, or is there some new solution / application to obtain that functionality?


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Does anyone know what the plan is to replace the functionality of the system tray? Seems like a silly thing to remove the functionality and have no means of replacing it? How does one know whether Skype / IM is running or not, status etc.? – Michael Dundas Nov 15 '13 at 14:12

I've installed cairo-dock (sudo apt-get install cairo-dock). It has an add-in called "Notification Area Old" which seems to work fairly well.

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