I have a problem with steam that the app indicator in the unity panel doesn't show anything, where it should show my recent games, friends and settings, etc. It only shows a blank black vertical bar. Although everything works perfectly, i.e. launching games, playing etc., but it's just a small hitch that becomes annoying after some time. I am posting two screenshots that will make clear of what i am saying.

Here's the terminal output: http://imgur.com/a/xpPZP

and here is the snap of the application indicator http://imgur.com/a/5EZwE

Any help would be appreciated as i have been searching for a solution for days and couldn't find one.

  • Silly question, not using steam, but is there anything it should do or show? – Jacob Vlijm Feb 5 '17 at 7:43
  • yes it should, because when i click the icon i get nothing other that that blank black vertical bar whereas it should show my recent games and other stuff – Umar Feb 5 '17 at 8:52

I was having the same problem.

I found this open unity bug that has several suggestions.

For me, installing libdbusmenu-gtk4:i386 fixed it. Open up a terminal window, and type the following:

sudo apt-get install libdbusmenu-gtk4:i386

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