After some time an empty space appeared at my top panel


If I click on it, I see empty dropdown list, do you have any ideas of how can I get rid of it? I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

  • Do you have dropbox installed? There is a possibility that it could be related to askubuntu.com/questions/732967/… but I am not 100% sure. You might need to look also at all the startup items you have running and see what is missing that should be on the bar. – Terrance Feb 11 '18 at 14:35
  • Thank you for the reply. I have dropbox and its icon is the most left in the image, it works fine. This might be due to some other program I installed/uninstalled in the past. Startup I have is Plank,Dropbox,Skype,SSH Agent. Is there a list of all top panel programs to display? – Wagm Feb 11 '18 at 14:43
  • I haven't used Dropbox for a really long time, so I wasn't sure if that was it or not. That's beside the point. What Desktop Environment are you using? Xfce4, Unity, GNOME, etc? The only reason I ask this is that themes can change the way a DE looks and yours looks close to Xfce4 like what I am running, but I don't want to assume anything. This can change the answers for how the bar behaves. One that I can think of might be askubuntu.com/a/765744/231142 that deals with Unity. – Terrance Feb 11 '18 at 14:59

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