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Questions tagged [notification-area]

The notification area can have status menus for programs, known as application indicators and system status menus for messaging, sound, battery status, etc. The notification area is located on the right side of the Panel in the upper right corner of the desktop.

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No Chrome icon in system tray since update to 70

After update chrome-stable to latest version 70 there is no more Chrome icon in system tray on Ubuntu 16.04 and no convenient way to access installed Chrome Apps. Any ideas whether it is permanent ...
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Is it possible to view the notifications' history on Ubuntu 18.04?

Is there a way to see/display notifications' history on Ubuntu 18.04? EDIT: I installed indicator-notifications following this answer but, contrary to what was told in the answer, You will find ...
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Progress Bar Window / Bar in the notification area for a running shell script

I implemented some shell scripts to my dolphin context menue. Within the shells scripts i run some commands, which take some time. My question is: Is it possible to implement some code into the (a) ...
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Notification area crashes on launch - Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 [closed]

on Ubuntu Mate, the notification area crashes on launch. I am given the option to relaunch, which I do and then it's fine. Any ideas? Many thanks, David
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How to make chrome notification show as Ubuntu's 18.04 gnome native notification?

I'm trying to make chrome notification show as native notifications on Ubuntu 18.04 (which UI is based on Gnome). I tried enabling enable-native-notifications, but it didn't work. See screencap below....
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Notification area icons missing after removing indicator panel [Xubuntu 18.10]

I removed the Indicator Panel in order to restore the dropbox icon per this suggestion, which also needed me to then restore pulseaudio to get its own icon. However the only thing in the Notification ...
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Reduce size of application icons in Ubuntu 18.04 notification tray

Why is the top bar notification area icon size bigger than the system icon size? I tried to install topiconplus extension, but it doesn't help at all.
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How to restart indicator-notifications from command line?

I have indicator-notifications installed on ubuntu 16.04. How can I restart indicator-notifications from command line? I'm hoping the list will reset. Thanks.
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Ugly looking notifications in ubuntu 16.04

My notifications appear with this weird look. What caused this? $ uname -a Linux dev-pc 4.13.0-37-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 16:03:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ ...
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Bluetooth Broken

Bluetooth Icon has disappeared from the notification area. From the Settings menu, both "On/Off" and "Visibility" are grayed out and cannot be changed. "Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar" is ...
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Remove icon from notification panel in Ubuntu MATE

How can I remove these icons from Ubuntu MATE notification area? On right click it shows nothing to remove.
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DropBox tray icon/indicator on XUbuntu not working

DropBox icon replaced by a crossed red circle, but also no menu linked to it, it's a quite annoying problem. I am searching for a solution for this DropBox icon on XUbuntu for many months/years. None ...
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Chrome: Desktop Notification position

My Ubuntu version is 17.10 and now the desktop notification of Google Chrome position is in bar of system. Before are in on the lower left side. How do I make it in the lower left corner?
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Incorrect battery status

When using my laptop (always plugged in/charging), the battery status at the top-right displays for example 36% and when clicking on the "36%" status, it suddenly changes back to 100% (expected ...
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How do I change the menu clock formatting to say “Mon, 18 Dec” instead of “Mon Dec 18”?

I have found this instruction to install dconf-editor, but I do not know the %letter formatting to switch "Mon Dec 18" to "Mon, 18 Dec", nor do I see how to use dconf Editor to accomplish this task.
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Two power icons in Xubuntu

In Xubuntu 16.04.3 (and several previous versions aswell) it is not possible to have no power icon in the notification area. A power icon is displayed even though 'Show system tray icon' is unchecked ...
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Navigation with keyboard on the Panel notification area in Ubuntu 17.10

I can't navigate with keys (like in Unity) in the right Panel notification area in Ubuntu 17.10. I can do it with arrow keys in the message tray and in calendar, but not in the menu with volume and ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 notification icons not working

So I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 and everything seems to be working fine, but there is a little problem. When there is an app, that should have an app indicator, it is nowhere to be found. In previous ...
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How do I remove app icons from the top bar in 17.10?

Moving from Unity to GNOME with no experience. So, how do I remove those apps icons (Steam, VLC etc.) from the top bar? Here are the icons that I'm talking about:
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How to make notification panel popup tray transparent in GNOME 3

I've just installed Ubuntu 17.10. I am new in using GNOME Desktop Environment. Ubuntu is shipped with a slightly modified version of GNOME 3 desktop and they made the top panel transparent. But when I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 small tray icons

In Ubuntu 17.10 right tray icons (e.g. Telegram,Skype etc.) are very small, and gnome-shell-extension-top-icons-plus does not work in 17.10. How can I fix it?
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User's name in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Panel

I am new to MATE, and I've noticed some differences from Ubuntu 14.04/GNOME. For example, the Panel. I want to see what I am logged in as. There is no name in the top right corner any more, and in ...
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How do I show battery percentage in GNOME Panel without using any extension?

By default GNOME (and hence Ubuntu 17.10 and later releases) doesn't show battery percentage in the notification area of the Panel. There are GNOME extensions (for example Battery Percentage) which do ...
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How do I hide the location indicator in Ubuntu GNOME?

I want to get rid of the Location indicator that appears in the notification area of the GNOME Panel. I have disabled location services in the Settings menu, yet the indicator is still shown.
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How can I get a notification for finished processes inside a graphical user interface?

Example: Seeking solution: I would like to receive a notification of any kind, once this process has finished without me having to periodically switch to the window and check if the process has ...
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Ubuntu Notifications

Suddenly none of my notifications for new messages from Pidgin or completed downloads from qBittorrent show up. Ubuntu version 16.04 Pidgin version Pidgin 2.10.12 qBittorrent version 3.3.1 Any help ...
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I have two groups of system notification icons

I'm newbie in Ubuntu, after install Ubuntu 16.10, I have groups of system notification icons at top right desktop screen (clock, battery icon, volume, language bar, etc.). You can see a screenshot ...
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Icons in Unity Panel showing incorrectly in Ubuntu 16.10 [duplicate]

The Slack and WebTorrent Desktop apps usually have nice top bar icons but sometimes they appear like so: Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Remove a broken Panel icon [duplicate]

Today this "forbidden" ethernet/airplane mode icon appeared in the Panel. The little square one with the red circle. How do I remove it please? I've tried Alt+right-click, but the only option not ...
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Unity Panel, Fcitx English icon issue. Can I fix icon width?

iBus seems to be the default input method system for Ubuntu. But I have some problems with Mozc (Japanese input method) with iBus, so I chose to install Fcitx instead. The input methods are working ...
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Change size of Panel icons

How to change the size of the icons in the notification area of the Panel (I've added a screenshot). I've tried to change the size of the top bar too but failed. If you can help me with that as well ...
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Custom (editable) message for each user after login

The computer is being used by three users (+1 admin) and they use unity login. The three users come, use the computer and logout. I have to give some instructions, news and details every time they ...
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Display total received data (from network history in System Monitor) in the Unity Panel

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. Is there a way to display the total received data which is available in the network history of System monitor tool, on the Unity Panel? I have limited amount of bandwidth ...
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'persistent' notification on ubuntu touch

On ubuntu touch, one can do a 'temporary' notification via 'notify-send'. When I do that it will display a notification for 5 seconds. After that it is gone, and any trace it was ever there with it. ...
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How do I get rid of this stupid system tray utility?

By default, Ubuntu hides all but a few of the system tray icons in Ubuntu's notification area. A while ago I had a reason to want the hidden ones to show up, so I installed a utility that shows the ...
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How do I make the battery indicator always show my laptop battery by default instead of the mouse battery?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. If I plug in my USB wireless Logitech mouse (M185) it will show its battery status instead of the laptop's battery, but only when the laptop is plugged in. The battery level ...
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How to make notification bubbles with custom size, colour and position using command line?

I wonder if there is any command line method to make notifications in Ubuntu notification bubble. Or is there a file that belong to this task? I want the following characteristics: My own messages ...
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Wireless network icon won't display on the panel

I checked the nm-applet on the terminal and this is what it showed. I searched on the web for possible solutions and tried them, but it didn't work.
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Panel networking menu disabled

Roughly every 2 weeks (give or take a few days), my WiFi becomes disconnected and the networking menu becomes disabled. I’ve been experiencing this for a few months now hoping I could track down what ...
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Hide notification bar on Ubuntu phone (QML)

I would like to create and QML app with Ubuntu SDK for ubuntu phone. I am not able to hide the notification bar at top of the screen. What is the way to hide it ? If it's not possible in QML only, ...
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How to clear system tray notification via command line

I have an application which produces system notification every 5 seconds. Overtime the notification tray I have (Gnome env) gets crowded. How can I clear it like every minute but I need to do this ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04.01 input method app missing in notification area

I just installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 on a machine but I don't see the input method app in tray like in the normal ubuntu distro. How do I enable it? There is no such option to display it in the ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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How to restore icons on the top-right corner in the Unity Panel?

I just restored the left panel of Ubuntu using the post: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but the icons on the top-right corner in the Panel are still invisible. I have searched ...
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How to restore proper notification handling with gnome-session, Openbox, Cairo-dock?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 with gdm and gnome-session, but I disabled dash/metacity/unity and use Openbox and Cairo Dock. Last week, all was fine - notifications appeared in a transient dock popup. After ...
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Remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages

Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally started Thunderbird once, I do not use it. Now I cannot remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages menu. As per the doc, I have tried to: copy the file /usr/share/...
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How to edit the top right panels in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to be able to change the icons in the top right panel, by the time. I have tried Unity Tweak Tool, that only goes so far, and it doesn't cover third party icons at all. I want to remove the ...
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Why does menu transparency mess up my notification area?

I used Unity Tweak Tool to set the menu to be transparent but now my notification area gets all confused after it changes: As you can see it looks like it's not clearing earlier images from the ...
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Panel icons disappear at startup

Icons sometimes disappear from the Panel notification area when Ubuntu 14.04 starts up. Not the same icon disappears every time, and only one icon disappears at a time. This happens infrequently, and ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...