This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer.

So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere.

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As you can see there is a very annoying icon of viber on the top left, that is on top of the exit symbol "x" of the other applications. Is it possible to remove that thing completely, or to move it at the place where the skype or the dropbox is?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop edition installed.

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    I posted an answer that works ^ there: askubuntu.com/a/551816/36315
    – blade19899
    Nov 20, 2014 at 13:06
  • Just because he didn't accept one doesn't mean one doesn't work.
    – Tim
    Nov 20, 2014 at 22:13

2 Answers 2


This has already been fixed, Install the following wrapper via PPA:

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

Alternatively download the deb file, and install it manually:

After installation it will look like you want it:

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  • This app is good, especially because the indicator is colorless; but it prevents Viber to remember last opened conversation.
    – AliN
    Dec 9, 2014 at 23:30
  • Thanks @blade19899. However, when I start viberwrapper, both viberwrapper'ss AND viber's icons show, with the viber's icon being at the left top corner again... So this does not work for me at all. Do you know why is that, or how I can fix that?
    – Jim Blum
    May 31, 2015 at 8:36

To put in the right position:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-$(lsb_release -sc)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Log out and log in.
And it's working.

  • Excellent! As a sort of offtopic, how to make the same for the Skype icon? It's not showing in the tray now.
    – Yasen
    Nov 14, 2014 at 7:22
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    I was using this option, and it worked. Now, viber is at the left top corner again, and these commands do not any longer work for me. Do you know why?
    – Jim Blum
    May 31, 2015 at 8:37
  • ppa doesnt work aymore
    – Giannis
    Jul 26, 2015 at 10:55

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