The Pidgin icon won't appear in the notification area. I have already checked if the "Show system tray icon option" is set to "Always" in the Pidgin Preferences. I didn't find an equivalent solution as those in the case of Unity.
You have to whitelist the applications if you want to allow them to access the system tray.
Firstly install dconf-tools from the software center ( or by clicking here)
Then Press Alt+F2 and enter
Now navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel.
Now change the value of systray-whitelist to
Pidgin won't show up in the systray, just in the messaging menu:
Now for any other application to show up in the systray run the following code in the terminal:
protected by Community♦ Aug 6 '11 at 22:25
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