Looking through the list of application indicators, I see screenshots that appear to have a Shutter indicator. Where can I find & install this?


Until they get perl bindings for app indicator, you can whitelist Shutter systray as per the one-line command posted in this question,

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "$(gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist | sed -e "s/]$/, 'shutter']/")"

GUI Editor method

  1. Install dconf-toolsInstall dconf-tools

  2. Open dconf-editor

    Run Command Alt+F2 and type dconf-editor

  3. Navigate to desktop => unity => panel

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  4. Add the text ,'shutter' to the end of the list (inside the square bracket).

  5. Close dconf-editor and restart Unity (Run Command Alt+F2 and type unity)

  • It would be the application executable name, test in Terminal. So dropbox and pidgin would be as is. You could alternatively replace the list with just ['all'] – Cas May 4 '11 at 14:53
  • I ultimately just put in ['all']. Now I get my blinking pidgin systray back :) Thanks for the tip. – Dustin May 5 '11 at 16:44
  • Is it necessary to restart Unity after this change? – Nathan Osman May 11 '11 at 0:19

Shutter doesn't have an indicator because there are no indicator bindings for Perl.

Instead I keep shutter on my launcher and just use the quicklists to do take fast screenshots:

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Andrei from WebUpd8 has written an application indicator for Shutter. It isn't perfect, but you should find it satisfactory. It works in 11.04 and 11.10.

To install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-shutter


  • Add ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 to your software sources.
  • Refresh the sources.
  • Install indicator-shutterInstall indicator-shutter <--- by clicking on this icon or running

    sudo apt-get install indicator-shutter

Instructions taken from here.


There is - at least - an official solution with Shutter 0.89, available in Shutter PPA.

To get the official Shutter indicator, you will need to add and upgrade/install from the official stable Shutter PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter

Check this article for details: Shutter Screenshot App Finally Adds an App Indicator

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – fossfreedom Aug 2 '12 at 22:09
  • This is the best solution, because it will be the official indicator for Shutter, so will be mantained in future releases. – Stefano Nov 20 '12 at 12:22

I had to install the following additional packages before shutter would appear in the launcher. Even then, it disappears without warning, so you must lock it to the launcher as soon as the app is up:

sudo apt-get install libnet-dropbox-api-perl    # Dropbox support
sudo apt-get install libnet-dbus-glib-perl      # UbuntuOne required?

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