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I have tried allowing Skype to show up in the systray by running:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'scp-dbus-service', 'Update-notifier', 'Skype']"

I also attempted to do:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

Both of the times I restarted Skype afterwards. Any ideas?

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Oli Oct 23 '11 at 18:10

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I have experienced this problem on my laptop, and my solution was to simply reinstall Skype (i386) from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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Thanks, yes, reinstalling Skype fixed this issue for me. – Tom Oct 23 '11 at 13:30

Skype now has an app-indicator in Ubuntu 11.10, so you don't need to whitelist it. Maybe removing Skype from the systray whitelist will get the indicator to kick in?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

This resolved itself for me for no obvious reason.

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