I like the Gnote is a great application but unfortunately has no app icon, I would like to know if there is any alternative to Gnote working in the systray of Unity.

Note: Tomboy is not an option

  • Why is not Tomboy an option? – FredN Nov 11 '11 at 16:21
  • I'm cleaning my ubuntu from mono apps... The next distro is clean of mono apps. – JoZ3 Nov 11 '11 at 21:34

Try Zim Install zim. It's more of a wiki type application, but it's great for taking notes, and will work with Unity's appindicators.

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  • Looks nice, I installed the last version, I like that work with Unity's appindicators but is very slow when I click on systray icon to create a new note (fast notes) :( – JoZ3 Nov 11 '11 at 15:54
  • @JoZ3 that's odd. Zim is normally very quick. – RolandiXor Nov 11 '11 at 16:14
  • +1, good suggestion Roland, the Latex feature in this application is superb. quite speedy on my 10.1 Ubuntu, do not know what JoZ3's problem is. – Sabacon Nov 11 '11 at 20:45
  • Yes is very quick when I open normally but when I click on the systray icon is very slow to response – JoZ3 Nov 11 '11 at 21:25
  • Solved, now Zim opens quickly, in preferences, extensions, I checked the first option in the configuration from systray icon extension – JoZ3 Nov 12 '11 at 1:50

You can use use Gnote and enable its systray icon. Here's how you do it, run this in the terminal:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'gnote']"

In the future, any other app you want to have a systray icon for in Unity, run the same command, just add your app onto the end like so:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'gnote', 'YOUR_APPLICATION']"

Every app in there will be whitelisted to show its systray icon. You can get the current whitelist entries with the following command:

gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist
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  • Thanks I know this, the problems is that Gnote dont have system icon, only have systray icon like a panel addon in gnome 2 – JoZ3 Nov 11 '11 at 15:20

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