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How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray?

So I'm messing around with Natty a little, and I noticed that all the apps that would normally use the system tray (or "notification area"?) aren't displaying there. Is that a bug, or is that the way ...
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Upgraded to 13.10 now clock settings are all disabled and clock does not display

I've upgraded to 13.10 and now I don't have the standard menu clock, which I need for work. I checked and 'indicator-datetime' is installed. I even uninstalled/reinstalled that applet with no luck. ...
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How can I get the Skype notification back in the system tray?

I am running 11.04. I have Skype running but it does not show up in the notification tray. It was working until I added Skype to auto-start when I log in. Does anyone know how to make it reappear?
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No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working: I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell ...
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How do I whitelist Truecrypt to show in the indicator area?

Truecrypt installs and runs but is unable to use the Unity system tray for the program running in the background. If one exits the main program can not be restarted to unmount the encrypted volume(s). ...
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Pidgin status icon in 13.04 / Raring Ringtail

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Looks great, but the Pidgin status icon does not appear in the upper right corner. How can I fix this?
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 12.10 panel!

The volume control icon is missing from the panel. The n/w and battery icons are shown. When I try to edit the Notification Area from the Panel preferences I see the volume is not available as a known ...
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Can I be notified about blocked connection attempts?

My computer is running Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to know if there is a firewall that actively informs me when a certain program is trying to access the internet or when a connection attempt is ...
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Xfce: some notifications not disappearing

Some of my notifications on XFCE are not disapearing (especially those from jupiter) automatically. Timeout is set to 5 seconds and I can manually close them. What's happening? I'm using Xubuntu ...
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How can I disable gnome-shell's notification area?

I want to disable the notification area in gnome-shell because it causes alot of graphical glitches for my computer. I use tint2 for my system tray. Is there a way to do this?
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Is there a Unity alternative?

I've been using natty since it came out now. I'm a developer and unity doesn't fit my workflow. I figured out how to disable unity (from the login screen) a week ago, but everything seems to be ...
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Gnome 3 change system notification to be as unity?

the notification area in the bottom of screen is annoying, can i change the place and look of it to be as in unity? "at the right top and disappears when hover over it"? and also is there an ...
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Disable removable device notification for hard drives

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with two hard drives. The second drive is set to mount to /home/myuser/DATA and it mounts OK. However gnome shows a 'Removable Devices' item in notification area which lists my ...
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Always visible notifications in gnome3

I've installed Gnome3 on Ubuntu 11.04 via the ppa and it mostly works fine. However I am a bit unhappy about the notification panel being invisible. I understand the general concept of notifications ...
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Monochrome Pidgin tray icons

Can anyone point me towards monochrome Pidgin tray icons, and tell me how to install them? (I know I should be using the Messaging Menu indicator applet or whatever it's called, but at the moment I ...
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Teamviewer in notification area only

I was wondering if there was a simple way to close Teamviewer to the notification area like I would close Skype? EDIT: Just to clarify my initial post, I want to enable Teamviewer in the ...
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How to start deluge minimised, only with a tray (notification area) icon?

I would like Deluge to start upon each startup, so I put deluge-gtk in Startup Applications. Now there is the window appearing each time, and I would like that it starts minimised, only with the ...
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how to enable systray pidgin icon in notification area in 12.04 and nouveau?

The suggested solution: run dconf-editor open desktop -> unity -> panel set systray-whitelist to "['all']" doesn't work for nouveau. Where I have nvidia propetriary driver icon appeared ...
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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. i have setup global menu i found here enter link description here this is what i m getting and this is wat i want it to look ...
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All applications to indicator-applet?

Are all programs goining to indicator-applet in unity ubuntu 11.04 and the notification area is going to be removed completly? Like deluge, network manager and so? Now You can't remove notification ...
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1answer
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“listen” notification area icon is somehow green-ish

I installed the beautiful application "Listen" this morning, however when I started it, its applet within the indicator menue was somehow shown green-ish. My first thought was that well, maybe the ...
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1answer
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Putting Chromium back into Gnome Shell notifications

So I'm loving Gnome Shell under 11.10 on my HP Mini 100-3000, but I've removed Chromium from the background tasks that would show on the bottom notification display. Simple question: How do I put ...
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Is there a simple way to create stacked notifications in GNOME Shell?

For example notify-send will create a new notification icon in the tray every time it's executed. I haven't been able to find an easy, preferably scriptable, way of creating these.
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How do I enable the libreoffice quickstarter in unity?

I would like to get my quickstarter to show in unity, or replace it with an indicator. Is this possible?. I tried Unity 2D, and to my shock, it works there, but refuses to work in unity proper.
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How can I get rid of the “En” icon in the notification area? [duplicate]

How can I get rid of the keyboard indicator icon in the Notification area? I am running Ubuntu 13.10
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3answers
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How to edit whitelisted apps in the notification area in gnome fallback session?

In order to edit which whitelisted apps are visible in the notification area, I normally could use dconf editor and edit from the unity panel entry as shown here. The thing is, I have gnome fallback ...
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2answers
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Key icon in system tray; what does it mean?

I just had ubuntu installed on my laptop last week. last night I noticed an icon of a key pop up in my system tray for just a short period of time. when I clicked on it, it said something about ...
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How to show icon Googsystray?

I have upgrade my ubuntu from maverick to natty, and my problem is Googlesystray not show in panel. but the app is work. how to show icon notification in unity panel?
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2answers
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How do I install a nice notification indicator for the keyboard layout?

I am used to changing often my keyboard layout. Therefore I can easily use the indicator in the notification area. However it does not look very nice, because of its colors. Is there a mean to ...
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How make all programs close to the notification-area like rhythmbox does?

I say "close", not "minimise". I dont want minimise to tray like some programs do, I want to close to tray, like Rhythmbox does. When I close the window I want the program to remain running but be ...
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3answers
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Hide Artha Dictionary Icon from Notification Area in Classic Interface?

I'm using Artha Dictionary, and all I want to do is hide its icon from the notification area without loosing its functionality (i.e. Ctrl+W to bring up the meaning of selected word and show the same ...
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1answer
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How can I see a list of all the systray icons that are not whitelisted?

I've learned that Unity does not support systray icons, and that it is possible to grant exceptions for (whitelist) certain applications. As far as I can tell, there is no general error message ...
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In the Gnome Shell extension Icon Manager, how do I move the “Removable Devices” from the tray to the top panel?

In other words, what icon name do I have to put in dconf-editor/org/gnome/shell/extensions/icon-manager -> top-bar to get rid of the Removable Devices (and Ubuntu One) from sys tray?
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How to fix the Google desktop logo in the notification area?

Related: Google desktop logo looks bad In my previous question I was helped to solve this appearance problem, thought this is solved: I still don't really like how it looks since the white ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...
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1answer
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How to configure gmail integration to monitor only the inbox

The new web application integration feature on 12.10 is able to link Gmail to the standard notification tray widget. It's a cool feature, but it's usefulness is diminished because it is activated ...
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Hide mail icon from top bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove that envelope icon from the menu bar? I don't have a use for the mail icon because this machine does not touch the internet. How can I hide that icon?
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How to control order of startup items in Gnome?

How would you control the order of startup items in Gnome? For example on my system I have a program called Tilda that requires that Compiz be loaded so that transparency will work, otherwise if it ...
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How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area?

In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it ...
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No keyboard layout indicator (text) in the notification area

This question seems to have a long history, but I was somehow unable to find a straightforward answer to it. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with two or three keyboard layouts (US, RU, DE). When I first added ...
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How can I change/customize the icons in my notification area?

Currently, I can change themes and icons through the Appearance dialog, but this leaves things like the Skype, Dropbox, and Firestarter icons in the notification area unchanged. Where are these ...
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1answer
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Can't see notifications on notifications bar

I have messed up with my notification bar such that its not showing time and battery status. How can i get them back? I am using gnome-classic for now. Here is the screenshot.
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Can I open email by clicking on notification?

On Ubuntu 12.04, using Thunderbird, everything up to date. Whenever mail arrives, I get notification in right hand top part of the screen. The notification is somewhat similar to what outlook shows ...
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Thunderbird occasionally does not display notifications on new mail arrival.

Hi Im using Ubuntu 11. I am using thunderbird as my email client. When I have a new email received, ubuntu gives me email notification which appears on my screen. But sometimes, there is no email ...
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How do I get the computertemp applet working?

This is a little different than the common Natty temperature applet question. I've given Unity a shot and have reverted back to Ubuntu Classic. The one thing that is still not working is the ...
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2answers
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How will the gnome2 notification area removal affect apps on Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indicator applet-less applications? If I understood it correctly the plan is to remove the notification area from the gnome2 applet, blocking notifications from all apps ...
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How To keep web apps running in messaging menu?

Ubuntu 12.10 introduced all sort of web apps, and some of them get added to the messaging menu. My question however is the following. These web apps must remain open in a tab, for the messaging menu ...
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No Empathy notifications with Gnome Shell 3.2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable Empathy chat room notifications? I installed the Gnome shell 3.2. when I run empathy there is no icon in the notification area (bottom-right) and there's ...
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Kill the notification area so I can use the awn-notification-area?

This is what I get when I try to start an awn-notification-area applet in Unity: There is already another notification area running on this screen! Please remove the existing notification area ...
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How to get Update-Notifications when using Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

one of my friends is using Gnome Fallback ( activated by installing gnome-panel ). Problem is that he does not get notifications about updates anymore. Well, we could set up automatic updates in the ...