The space where individual program icons or system icons are used as status indicators, notifying the user of changes and allowing quick access to key functions of the program/system tool.

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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 to re-enable tray icons for applications in Ubuntu?

Unfortunately in Ubuntu 13.10 there is no tray icon and whitelisting is removed. The older solutions do not work for me, e.g. I get the message: No such schema 'com.canonical.Unity.Panel' when I try ...
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How to prevent Java applications from creating tray icon?

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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XChat disappearing after minimize to tray

When I click to close the XChat window, it asks whether to "Quit", "Cancel" or "Minimize to Tray". If I select "Minimize to tray" then the XChat disappears and I am not able to see the application ...
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How to get copy.com notification icon on Unity on Trusty to work?

Do you guys know how to get Copy's systray icon to work? That's an old question and the old fix doesn't work no more.. I've already tried: sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 and the other: ...
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-for-skypepidgin-icon-missing-from-ubuntu-15-...
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After upgrade: what's this envelope systray icon, and how do I get rid of it?

I've just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and everything seems to be running fine. I have a couple new icons in my systray, though, and one of them -- the envelope icon -- is a mystery to me: It looks ...
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Some system tray icons invisible in Gnome Classic 12.04

Tried all possible ways to give visibility to tray icons in Ubuntu 12.04 but no luck :( Dconf-editor -> Navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel -> change the value of systray-whitelist to "all" ...
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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Missing tray icon indicator in recent Spotify versions?

I installed the latest Spotify version 1.0.14.124.g4dfabc51. I noticed that version => 1.0 no longer seem to show a tray icon indicator, and thus their windows cannot be minimised. Is there a way ...
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How can I move the panel from the top to the bottom?

I am coming from Windows 8 and want to test new Ubuntu 12.xx. How can i change the position of the panel from top to bottom?
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“no system tray detected on this system.”

"no system tray detected on this system." Appears starting Gnome and Cinnamon in Oneiric 11.10; starting with Gnome Classic and Unity no problem at all. How to solve?
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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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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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How do I start skype in the system tray?

I have skype version 4 is set as one of my startup programs. Whenever skype starts, it pops up in it's full window mode. I would preferably like it to start as just an icon in the system tray.
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System tray icons and dconf-editor in 14.04

In 12.04 I could use dconf-editor to edit the icons that were visible in the system tray as well as whitelist any applications that I wanted to be up there (such as XChat, Bomgar, Shutter). This ...
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How to use notification area (system tray) over indicators in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu has both notification area (system tray) and indicators. I prefer the first one, as it allows me to hide items. Is there any way to force the apps that support both (e.g. Tomboy, Dropbox etc) ...
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System Tray icons not showing [closed]

After installing a fresh 14.04 install and then installing google-chrome-unstable (Version 36.0.1933.0 dev aura) from the google repository, neither the google chrome icon nor the 'Google Now' ...
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Dropbox disappearing from system tray after unplugging from second monitor

I am running kubuntu 14.04. Dropbox works fine, and there the icon (with sync status) appears in the system tray. I have a second monitor, which also has a kde panel on it (no system tray in this ...
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What is “load” in System Load Indicator?

System Load Indicator displays plots of CPU activity, memory use, hard drive i/o, etc. There's also a "Load" graph, but I don't know what it means. What exactly is this "Load"?
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Gnome 3: No Indicators are Shown on top Panel

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome with Gnome 3 running on it. I have installed various programs on it which in Unity would have a little icon which would go on the right on the Unity panel, such ...
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How can I get a messaging menu indicator with unread count of my new Gmail emails?

Back in Ubuntu 12.04, installing the gm-notify application allowed did these things: Shoe me the number of unread messages in my inbox Show me a blue envelope when an email was received Show me a ...
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Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3?

Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3? For example, the name of the icon of Audacious is audacious, for Dropbox it's dropbox... I need their ...
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Dropbox indicator icon dissapears right after login

Even though Dropbox's app indicator dissapearing from the tray area seems like a recurrent enough problem, my issue is a litte different. When I login, I can see the app panel populating, and the ...
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System Tray and Ibus

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Recently I have installed an input-method in the internet which is (Robo-iBus). I depicted figure below, icon bogo above English (US). Later, I removed it from my ...
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What component is responsible for tray and how to manipulate it using C++?

My goal is to write a desktop gui application that will utilize these commands found in http://askubuntu.com/a/14083/18330 pacmd list-sinks to list name or index number of possible sinks pacmd set-...
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How to minimize to tray Thunderbird in KDE Plasma 5.2?

I just tried Kubuntu 15.04. I installed Thunderbird with minimizetotray addon. But window disappears instead of minimize to tray. How can I fix it?
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Pidgin icon not showing up in system tray

I uninstalled indicator-messages because I'd rather have separate icons for my programs. The problem I have now is that pidgin icon won't show up (while others do, like empathy, skype and so on). Or ...
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Xubuntu start up screen…but I'm running normal Ubuntu

I was interested in playing around with XFCE. I made a liveCD and played around with it a bit and really liked it. I thought that instead of installing Xubuntu itself I would just install the ...
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Tray Icons in Unity in 13.04

In Ubuntu 13.04 there is no Tray Icon and Whiteliting is removed. I Installed Gnome 3.8 but there is no tray there too!! How can I get tray icons back (for applications that put icon in tray like Vuze,...
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unity and the tray are not displayed after login

When I'm Log in the Tray bar works. After the correct login it disappear , also the unity bar doesn't appear. so I can not even start a terminal session for making changes, since it does not work the ...
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Missing panel icons at top right

I have been using 11.10 for a month or two, and I always had these icons at the top right (mail/messenger, battery state, volume control): After upgrading to 12.04, I lost all of these tray entries ...
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Telegram at Startup?

I've installed the latest Telegram App (v 0.8.32) On my Ubuntu 14.04. I want Telegram to run minimized at startup in Tray and show me new messages but I can't because In the app settings there isn't ...
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How do I get BOINC's icon to show up in the system tray?

I installed Berkeley's BOINC software in Windows and I loved it, however I'm having some problems using it in Ubuntu 12.04: One of then is that the software doesn't appear in the systray, only in the ...
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Eclipse is invisible in system tray

I just installed Eclipse, but I got a problem, after I minimize the Eclipse than it's not visible on system tray. I also check the ALT+Tab but there also isn't visible. I had to kill the process and ...
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Muon update manager icon in system tray not updating

Kubuntu 15.10. Muon update manager system tray icon indicating updates available. Click on icon, click on update, manager downloads and installs updates successfully and indicates that system is up to ...
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Wine application in system tray

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Somehow I managed to minimize one Wine application into system tray from where it cannot be restored - it does not respond neither to double-click nor to right-click nor ...
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Hide app from tray in LXDE (Lubuntu)

In XFCE it is possible to hide app from tray, using tray settings (for example set steam not to appear in tray, using xfce settings). I need such a feature in Lubuntu, however LXPanel doesn't seem to ...
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Window resize area, Firefox automaximizes and Giant Ubuntu Bar

everybody Yesterday (Feb 07, 2014) I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 and now I'm feeling I'm going postal! The ubuntu bar changed its size for the comfortable 24px I had set to 20457px or something ...
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Indicator synapse in tint2

I'm using Openbox with Tint2 in Ubuntu 13.04 Is there a way to make indicator synapse (indicator-synapse) to appear in the systray area? I don't know why it appears in Unity but here it doesn't, ...
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Network icon disappears from tray

I got 12.04 LTS but it happened in 11.10 too. The thing is that the network icon disappears from tray without any warning. I've noticed it happens when the connection is weak and unstable, but I know ...
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autostart thunderbird on the tray in Lubuntu

I want to have thunerbird minimized when I turn on the laptops. when I do this: vi /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart and added @thunderbird every time I turned it on a popup apear say that ...
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network icon problem in lxpanel in lubuntu

I have recently installed lubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 12.04. In the lxpanel I have a network icon which shows my current network connection status. I have a wired connection [ethernet] which connects ...
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WICD system tray icon doesn't show up

I've tried several solutions, all of which do not work: Using dconf to add 'wicd' and 'wicd-client.py' to the whitelist in com > canonical > unity-gtk-module (14.04 does not have unity > desktop > ...
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Get back the old tray in Xubuntu

Is there a way to go back to toggle the visibility of tray icons in Xubuntu just as it was prior to 14.04 since now Unity indicators replaced the classic tray which I very much dislike because now one ...
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How to scale indicator icons

Anyone knows if Unity has a way to scale down all indicator icons to have the same height? This big icons are very annoying. EXAMPLE:
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How can I show all non-minimized windows?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with Unity. It has some great keyboard combos for navigating about my various windows. Super + W shows all open windows. Alt + Tab lets me scroll through ...
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How do I minimize stuff to the System Tray?

In 13.04, How do I make applications (specifically, pidgin, nicotine+, lifeograph, evolution etc..and more) to the indicator area as icons? I need them to be running but need to clear the space in the ...
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Cannot see user desktop (Applications, Places, System…) when I log in

I am very new to Ubuntu. I recently got a new laptop running Windows 7. I am using Virtual Box and just installed the Ubuntu 12.10 ISO as a new Virtual Machine within Virtual Box. Everything seemed to ...