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I have a Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) on which network Manager does not work.

I have replaced it with wicd, and accepted work·around.

With the traditioanl Gnome, the wicd connection would appear in the system tray on the panel.

It is not showing on Unity (11.10). How do I get this to appear?

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possible duplicate of WICD tray icon doesn't show – fossfreedom Dec 6 '11 at 20:37
Wicd in applies to 11.04. 11.10 apparently works differently. – keepitsimpleengineer Jan 16 '12 at 19:01
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Apparently this is a limitation of the Unity design. See this bug report.

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An example from my machine, you can add/remove things from or to it as Wicd only. Terminal: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'parcellite', 'Skype', 'hp-systray']"

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I've seen you post similar answers - please make your answer specific to the question - new users simply copying and pasting your answer will break stuff. – fossfreedom Dec 6 '11 at 20:04
they can simply add Wcid to this string, and remove other sysstray progs. would be:gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wcid']" in his case. – leoquant Dec 6 '11 at 20:07
... your comment should be part of the answer! Also - have you tested this in 11.10? Or is this a guess? – fossfreedom Dec 6 '11 at 20:08
11.04 tested, but I am a bot, you never know....:) but this not a guess! rather patronizing this comment... – leoquant Dec 6 '11 at 20:09
For explaining how to use gsettings for this & similar maybe better to show how to use the get command & then use that result to construct a new set command – doug Dec 6 '11 at 20:11

There is No issue having Wicd in the systray for unity-3d in 11.10, the methods as described in the linked answers work fine, ie 'add to systray whitelist'

As far as in unity-2d it can work but - you need an updated unity-2d, the Daily-build ppa has one for 11.10

Then you need to edit the whitelist to just 'all'

Related bug report

While having to use 'all' instead of individually specifying is a less than ideal solution, atm for unity-2d it does work as expected

Attaching screens for unity-2d, (Wicd & vlc in systray) & unity-3d (Wicd in systray

unity-2d* (5.2-0ubuntu1~bzr806); unity-3d (shows in both current 4.24 & proposed 4.28



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Those methods do not work for me, so it may not be an issue for you but it is pretty much a show stopper for Unity on my laptop. – keepitsimpleengineer Jan 23 '12 at 19:25
Works fine here, both with unity(3d) & unity-2d from the mentioned team unity ppa. Maybe you should note which unity you're using, what is in the whitelist, ect. – doug Jan 23 '12 at 22:34

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