I have a ubuntu 18.04 and configured dash to panel in it, also I've added the Applications Menu extension, to show me some categories.

It's beautiful and it's working smoothly, but I don't have a system tray anymore, some programs that I use, like Steam and Google Chrome (for chrome apps) are better accessed through the system tray icon.

Could you please show me the way to configure it, or to install/configure another taskbar with a category menu that might have the system tray?

Sorry but I dislike the the default menu that show everything at once (dash?), also I'm not fond of having two bars, one at the side and one at the top.

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    Dash to Panel should work nicely with appindicators. Check whether the Ubuntu Appindicators extension is active. Eventually, turn it of then on again. Also log out then back in before deciding it does not work. If it does not work, try disabling it and try another extension designed to show legacy tray icons.
    – vanadium
    Oct 30, 2018 at 11:56
  • I've noticed the same issue with KeePassX. App Indicators doesn't fix it. Dec 18, 2018 at 0:39

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Did the Steam tray icon actually not showing or it shows an icon but not showing a menu when clicked?

If the tray icon is showing but its menu not showing when clicked, then try configure Dash to Panel (via Gnome Tweak Tool) to move the panel to TOP. I hope this is the case.

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