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Questions tagged [system-tray]

The space where individual program icons or system icons are used as status indicators, notifying the user of changes and allowing quick access to key functions of the program/system tool.

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Icon of Gnome Pomodoro does not show up. How do I fix it?

I've been using gnome-pomodoro already in Ubuntu 21.04 and it worked just fine (sudo apt install gnome-shell-pomodoro). However, I had to reinstall Ubtunu for some unrelated reason and now pomodoro ...
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How can I get the hp-oolbox setting “hide when inactive” to stay enabled?

I use hp-toolbox (aka HP Device Manager) a lot to manage HP printers in several locations on my laptop. I use the current HPLip packages in Ubuntu 21.04. An annoying issue is that I am not able to set ...
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How to enlarge the top panel in Ubuntu 20.04?

In the top panel there are application icons - like in the Windows tray. And these icons are very small (compared to Windows). For example, it is very difficult for me to see the number of unread ...
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Icon too large and blurry in system tray

Screenshot of Ubuntu Budgie system tray I installed Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 and zoom application icon appears to be too large and blurry, as shown on the attached screenshot, and does not follow the ...
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How to run Signal Desktop in the background?

How is it possible to run Signal Desktop in the background on Ubuntu with a little icon in the taskbar at the top of the screen?
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Bluetooth won't connect to device (firmware patch file not found)

I bought an Bluetooth adapter that says it is Linux compatible. The Bluetooth rune shows in the tool bar I open the Bluetooth devices window via the rune and it shows the device I wish to connect to. ...
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Ubuntu Multipass systray text-menu not appearing

I just upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. I found a problem in the Multipass systray menu. When I right-click the Multipass systray, the menu showing without any text inside. I have try to ...
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Hiding/disabling system-tray update notifier when there are no updates

I'm using LXQt in Lubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I want to reduce clutter on my system tray, and specifically, the update manager/notifier icon. I would like it to only be visible when there actually are ...
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Removing the Livepatch system tray panel indicator in Lubuntu 20.04

I'm using LXQt in Lubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I'd like to get rid of the Livepatch indicator, that's within the system tray that's on my panel (the tray is full of c*** I don't need anyway!) I looked ...
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How to make grouped system tray icons into 1 group | Ubuntu 20.10 GNOME

How to group all system tray icons (qt tray and other tray) in Ubuntu 20.10 panel? (or in Dash to Panel) Somehow I did it in my main computer earlier, but I do not know how... :) This is what I want ...
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Don't close Top Bar Settings Panel when clicked

I find it extremely annoying when I for example turn on wifi or bluetooth from the top right system tray (or top bar, no clue what it's called) and it automatically closes. Is there any way to keep it ...
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DropBox system tray icon is black - and no libGL in NVIDIA proprietary drivers

The system tray icon of DropBox is completely black and thus indistinguishable from the background. In order to solve the problem, this post suggests to substitute DropBox's libGL with NVIDIA's libGL ...
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No system tray detected after latest update for some applications

Just after latest update of my Ubuntu 20.04 from Dec 21, 2020 I am getting HPLIP message: HPLIP Status service No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting. And also zoom meeting ...
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How can I add the time back to the system tray?

I accidently removed the time from the system tray while playing with some settings. I want to add it back, however, it seems that there is no way to do so. How can I do this? I have tried going to &...
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JDownloader 2 Tray isn't supported

I'm new when it comes to using Linux as a whole and I've just switched from Windows to Ubuntu. I've installed JDownloader 2, however, it seems the tray option for JDownloader isn't working. Here's the ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 missing “system tray”

After testing Ubuntu 20.10 on my two backup computers, and prepping my main computer to take 20.10, I finally updated from Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10 on my main computer. I've still had a few glitches. ...
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Prevent notifications from filling notification tray

Certain applications send notifications that are relevant to see, but don't need to be kept around. Such notifications quickly populate the notification tray, making it hard to find persistent ...
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Guake tray icon is missing in 20.10

I have Ubuntu 20.10 that I installed just couple of days ago. I haven't do any special modding so far. I've kept everything stock - kernel, Gnome. However, I installed Guake terminal, that works as ...
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The tray icon cannot be displayed when the Ubuntu 20.10 is turned on

My system version is 20.10. I upgraded from 20.04. I found such a problem, the tray icon cannot be displayed when the system is turned on or restarted, but if I kiil the process and restart it, it ...
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Network socket icon not showing up in tray (lubuntu 18.04)

I've added the OpenVPN configuration in lubuntu 18.04 32 bit. But the network socket icon is not showing up in the tray anymore. So I'm unable to use OpenVPN from GUI. Images from some online ...
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Missing system tray from taskbar lubuntu 20.04

I have asked about the missing system tray over on Ubuntu Forums, but nobody seems interested in the question. It is frustrating because a few programs minimize to the system tray instead of shutting ...
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Slack tray indicator stuck

My Slack tray indicator is stuck with the "new message" red dot. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and using the Slack app from Ubuntu Software. I only have one workspace in that app. The problem occurred ...
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System Tray Icons Stretching on Mouse Hovering

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.1 with Gnome 3.36.3. I don't know why, almost every time I hover with my mouse over the system tray icons, they will resize automatically to fit the tray. I believe this must be a ...
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How to change the colour of that popup which appears when we click on system tray?

When we click the system icons where network, sound, etc. are located. We get a pop-up like this: And it's background is black in this picture, in some themes it is white. How to change this without ...
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Tray icons dissapear after screen lock

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, Nvidia video, and had an issue lately, tray icons for some apps dissapear from top right corner. Still unable to reproduce behavior, I must say it's work's computer and it has ...
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How do I find out what this strange icon in my system tray is? (18.04) [duplicate]

A mysterious icon has just shown up in my system tray, a white exclamation mark within a red star: Nothing happens when clicked or right clicked (including no orange bar underneath like other icons ...
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Network icon is not displayed in tray, and no WiFi networks displayed

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:~$ lsb_release -a LSB Version: core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:printing-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch Distributor ID: ...
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I broke system tray and Ubuntu dock

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. Yesterday while looking for a package, I found that Evolution was due for an update. Since I never use it, I thought I would uninstall it. Being I was not aware that gnome is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 how to start viber-mtd minimized at tray?

Ubuntu 20.04 installing viber-mtd via Ubuntu Software and add to "Startup Aplications" for autorun on booting system. Viber start at open window. How to start viber-mtd at system tray (...
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GitLab CI build indicator in system tray possible?

My problem is, I work on several lengthy but urgent builds which randomly fail after some time. During this time (sometimes up to one hour!), I could focus on other work if not distracted by the need ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: run a shell script from the indicator tray

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a program I can install which will allow me to run a script from the indicator tray? I'm not sure if that's the correct name, so here's a picture: Thank you for ...
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How to kill/remove tray icons (KDE)

KDE, Ubuntu 20.04. In this case, they are from some Wine/Proton (via Steam) app. I killed the app (the game itself ran fine, but it did not quit properly). However, the icon still seem to be there. I ...
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How to customize system tray icons in Lubuntu 20.04?

The system tray in Lubuntu 20.04 includes the icons for Qlipper and Notification. I'd like to keep them running but hidden from the system tray. I believe there is a config file somewhere to control ...
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Collect notifications in a submenu such as Windows

windows notification area Hello I am trying to make application icons appear in sub menu like Windows (with Dash-To-Panel extension) How can I do this? There is any extension can do That? Edit: ...
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Telegram system tray icon appears black in Kubuntu 20.04

As the title says telegram system tray icon is hardly visible. All appearance settings are on default. But when I change Colors from Breeze to Breeze Dark it gets fixed. The problem is that I like ...
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How can I hide volume control in Gnome-shell?

This is my system-tray. I'm looking to hide the volume control. What do you suggest then? Should I use the terminal?
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Can't get keepassXC to launch on startup

Ubuntu 18.04. KeepassXC installed via flatpak. I added it to the startup list, using filepath /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications/org.keepassxc.KeePassXC.desktop but it will not startup on ...
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Distance between icons

Anybody knows how to change distance between icons in top panel ubuntu 18.04? I need to do it smaller
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I can't add System Tray into the panel in kubuntu

I've tried to add the System Tray widget into the panel bar, but when I double click it nothing happens. $ uname -vrpmios Linux 5.3.0-42-generic #34~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 28 13:42:26 UTC 2020 ...
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How to turn on vlc background play?

I want to play song in background. But when I click cross button on window title-bar vlc stop. I already tried systray icon and run as daemon process. Not working. Maybe I am doing wrong. But is there ...
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GNOME shell Ubuntu 16.04 - How to disable notification area [duplicate]

I have just Installed GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 16.04. There a area in layout I don't know what is it name exactly. This area in below picture (Area 1): I think some Icon in area 1 should be in area 2 (...
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Plasma system tray “Updates” widget incorrect

Kubuntu 18.04, KDE Plasma 5.12.9 For several weeks now, the "Updates" widget in my system tray is off by one. When I see the blue ball on the icon in the system tray and click on it, if it claims ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Top GNOME bar [duplicate]

I've been browsing but haven't been able to find anything related to this, I want to know if it's possible to make changes to the size and spacing between icons.
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KDE notification not clickable in tray

Under KDE 5.17 (on Kubuntu 19.10) the notifications on the desktop are interactive as expected. I can click them to reach the destination (e.g. weblink or a new email). After the notifications are ...
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XFCE Desktop - Rocketchat Doesn't Show In Notification Tray

I recently installed the XFCE desktop environment and switched to it from my Ubuntu 18.04 Mate Desktop installation. I have the Rocketchat application installed which will "close to tray" as it were. ...
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How to give system icons more space in bar on KDE

Right now, my bar is hiding most system tray icons and the space is used for minimized windows. Can I give the system tray more space to display more icons?
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Shouldn't Blueman manager tray applet list paired bluetooth devices (with option to connect)?

Using Bluetooth Manager to administer bluetooth devices (run as blueman-manager, from blueman package), all works fine, only I want a panel applet/plugin in order to connect/disconnect more easily ...
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Merge Clock With System Tray

I was wondering if it was possible to merge the clock into the system tray in Ubuntu 18.04 to make look like Chrome OS's system tray:
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No tray icons for OBS and Chrome

I am currently running Ubuntu 19.04 (Gnome 3.32) and experience that some programs (e.g. Chrome and OBS) don't show a tray icon. Rambox or Skype e.g. work perfectly. Does anybody have an idea?
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Geary notification icon?

I used Thunderbird a while back, but I thought I'd switch to an email client that had a newer template and was easier to manipulate. I chose to use geary, but how do I activate the tray icon to ...

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