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I'm trying to get the Wicd (replacement for non-functional Network Manager) icon to show up in my laptop's systray/notification area. The solution that worked for 11.04 Ubuntu/Unity does not work for 11.10 Ubuntu/Unity.

Apparently the whitelist is ignored, as Skype shows up in the systray but is not in the whitelist.

This is a showstopper for Ubuntu on this laptop.

Update: I am running 3d and the whitelist is ignored.

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Works fine here in both 11.10 & 12.04 - are you sure you're using unity-3d? For unity-2d to get systray icons you may need to use 'all' instead of specific whitelist entries.(depends on unity-2d version. If on unity 3d run this command & edit in the results exactly as shown. gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist – doug Jan 16 '12 at 20:25
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Not fixable and no workaround.

Only way out is to dump unity and go to Gnome classic.

See the bug report.

Update: Now marked "Fix released" but still doesn't work.

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I have upgraded the laptop to 12.04 LTS, dropped Wicd and am now using Network Manager. I must say 12.04 Gnome Classic is great! – keepitsimpleengineer May 6 '12 at 20:22

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