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 Banshee has an icon. How can I get the tray-icon to work in a classic session?

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You can add the notification applet to the gnome-panel as shown in the picture.

To add, ALT+Win and right-click the gnome-panel to add the notification applet.

However, banshee is fully integrated in the sound-indicator, to perhaps the use of the notification icon is not required.

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  • Thx. Before I was think, that this applet already installed, because skype had icon. Now all right, banshee has icon too.
    – faiwer
    Apr 13, 2012 at 2:05
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    it's curious, not work for me (ubuntu 13.04). i'm interesting to show "add to panel" windows; how to?
    – Unknown
    May 2, 2013 at 11:28
  • This worked perfectly for me. Thank you for putting the effort in to post clear and concise instructions! Jun 22, 2014 at 17:57
  • One more thing, Once adding the Notification panel, one might want to restart their apps so that they succesfully register their app icons to be shown in Notification. This worked for me for skype. Thanks
    – Arunkumar
    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:25

Install package: banshee-extension-appindicator

sudo apt-get install banshee-extension-appindicator

This package provides integration for Banshee with Application Indicators, which is a replacement for the notification area in Ubuntu, as a way to add menus in the panel.

REMEMBER to enable it as extension from banshee's preferences.


Open Banshee UI. Go to Menu Edit > Preferences > Extensions.

There are several groups like communityExtensions,ContextPane...

Go to Utilies group. Notification Area sound Menu integration are the required options.

On my laptop these 2 options are exclusive. Notification Area gives a banshee icon in notification area. But has only one option to seek the play bar by hovering the mouse over the icon.

All other options are present in the menu on left click.

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