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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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I want to see the current track playing in Amarok from the system tray

Amarok sits in the system tray, and offers controls for the player. However, to see what song is playing, I have to open the player itself. I cannot find how to, or if it is possible at all, to show ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - How do I add custom system-tray icon to GNOME, if a program doesn't have any? [duplicate]

I prepared a logo based on an old question's format. I'm running NordVPN command line client and it would be great to see something on the tray when it's running. Could somebody give me a hint where ...
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System tray isn't showing in Dash to Panel

I have a ubuntu 18.04 and configured dash to panel in it, also I've added the Applications Menu extension, to show me some categories. It's beautiful and it's working smoothly, but I don't have a ...
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Customizing tray/taskbar date display in Ubuntu beginning with Ubuntu 17.10

On previous versions I had the date displayed. Now it just shows the current day but not the day's number or the month. Is there a way to customize the clock or tray/taskbar more in GNOME shell on ...
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Dropbox disappeared from my tray, but I need the preferences dialog!

I spent some time this morning trying to designate an ext4 partition as my Dropbox sync location, but Dropbox kept rejecting my ext4 partition. This related question: Dropbox: ext4 isn't ext4 ...
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Thunderbird 60 minimise to tray [duplicate]

Extensions like FireTray no longer work with the Thunderbird version 60+ . How can I run thunderbird version 60+ minimised to tray? I run awesome-wm v4.2.
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Start Whatsdesk minimized in system tray on startup ubuntu 18.10

I'm using kdocker (I'm using GNOME though) for thunderbird and that works great. Now I've found this really nice desktop client for whatsapp and would like to start it at startup. There are 2 problems ...
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Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS System Tray Icons not all showing

I don't know if this has been solved or not, and I didn't see it. I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu Budgie and I have 18.04 LTS with the latest updates. I have Dropbox, Mega, and a few other things ...
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How to minimize to tray Thunderbird in KDE Plasma 5.2?

I just tried Kubuntu 15.04. I installed Thunderbird with minimizetotray addon. But window disappears instead of minimize to tray. How can I fix it?
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Ethernet connection not showing on system tray

I am using Ubuntu 18.04, recently I added another ethernet connection profile from "wired" settings. However, I realized that now when the Wired connection is established it is not shown in the system ...
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Missing system tray icons Ubuntu Gnome 18.04

I have ubuntu 18.04 and I am using the default Gnome. I updated and all of the system tray icons were missing. Is this a bug? Can we fix this? I cannot see any of the unread messages that I have in ...
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Overgrive tray icon is not displayed

I've been using Overgrive for a while and suddenly I realized that in some point the tray icon stopped being loaded. I don't know when and why. However, Overgrive is running and apparently working (...
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How to show Wine System tray icons in the system top bar ? ( Ubuntu 18.04 )

I use a lot of windows applications on my Ubuntu and many of them have an icon in the system tray , which is shown as small window instead of being integrated with the system tray of Ubuntu where ...
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Is there any frontend tool / widget for eject application (opening / closing disc tray)?

The eject command allows to eject / open CD-ROM / DVD-ROM disc tray as well as close it. You could type it in the console on most (?) of the Linux distributions. Ubuntu is no exception. The icon for ...
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Slack misses tray indicator

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04, I installed Slack but it doesn't show any icon in the tray indicator: ▶ snap info slack name: slack summary: Team communication for the 21st ...
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How to permanently hide dropbox icon in System Tray

I want to hide the dropbox icon in my system tray. I can right click the tray, and in the entries menu, set dropbox to "hidden". But when I reboot my computer, dropbox autostarts (dropbox start -i), ...
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Thunderbird icon is missing in system tray bar in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04 I had a Thunderbird icon in tray bar with unread messages but there isn't in Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a chance to have it again?
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How do I get Hexchat to start with and show a system tray icon on Ubuntu 18.04?

How do I get Hexchat to show a system tray icon on Ubuntu 18.04? I have tried to launch with 'hexchat --minimize=2', and tried to find a way to enable the system tray in Settings -> Preferences -> ...
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Tray icons disappears sometimes in Ubuntu 17.10

I upgraded system from 17.04 to 17.10. Sometimes after login to Gnome3 I dont see tray icons. And it looks like this: Only standard Gnome applets are visible. After logout and login again it back to ...
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rhythmbox tray icon

I don't know why, but Rhythmbox does not show up in tray. I have installed and activated an additional plugin from this site AND added 'all' to whitelist (dconf-editor -> com -> canonical -> desktop ->...
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How to start Thunderbird minimized to Unity system tray on start-up?

There is actually a question that covers this same topic, but none of the answers worked for me, at least not completely. The accepted answer is just a link to this forum thread, and based on one of ...
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How can I hide the KDE Connect system tray icon?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I've installed the KDE Connect application. (FWIW I do not have KDE Connect Indicator installed as the application seems to be working okay without it.) But it ...
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How can I tell where specific items in the message tray are coming from?

Using Ubuntu 18.04. I linked some Google calendars to my computer, and it does show me messages and notifications for upcoming events, but the strangest thing is that the message tray is also showing ...
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missing VLC icon in Ubuntu 18.04 tray

I recently moved to Ubuntu 18.04 from 14.04, I have a problem with VLC since I installed it, and have tried solutions from the net but didn't work out. My problem is when I open the VC, its icon ...
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Missing system tray with Thunderbird after upgrading to 18.04

In 16.04 I used to have Thunderbird sit in the background and have an icon in the system tray. However in 18.04 the sys tray icon is gone, and as soon as I close Thunderbird it shuts down and I don't ...
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Can BASH display in systray as application indicator?

I have a bash script that locks the screen after a set amount of time (Application that will lock screen after a set amount of time for Ubuntu). I would like to display the time remaining in Ubuntu's ...
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Running wicd and nm-applet together in Ubuntu 18.04

Since upgrading to 18.04 I've been having a lot of trouble with nm-applet using an fvwm desktop manager. Sometimes it works, mostly the nm-applet icon doesn't appear. While I much prefer nm-...
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ubuntu 18.04 systray doesn't exists

running gsettings list-recursively net.launchpad.indicator.systemtray i got: No existe el esquema «net.launchpad.indicator.systemtray» I noticed because some applications, like jdownloader have ...
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How to recover “basic” indicators in Plasma SystemTray?

I recently installed Kubuntu 18.04 (was using Xubuntu 16.04 earlier). The overall impression is good but I was not satisfied with the functionality of some plasmoid widget that shows a menu of ...
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How to display something in unity systray from a bash script

Is there a way to display something (a warning, a persistent icon that I could change, anything) in the system-tray in Unity? I need to be able to control it from a bash script. Ideally this would be ...
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Systray applets disappeared in Gnome (flashback) classic desktop

All my systray indicator applets have suddenly disappeared from my classic Gnome desktop. Because I'm "old school" (or, depending on your point of view, a fossil) I simply can't get used to the more ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop does not have tray icon for qz-tray - why?

I'm using qz-tray application installed/downloaded from GitHub: qzind/tray. It does not show tray icon in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop. What should I do to show it?
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How to get indicators back in top panel on GNOME 3?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome with Gnome 3 running on it. I have installed various programs on it which in Unity would have a little icon which would go on the right on the Unity panel, such ...
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Time and date is missing on top bar of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Time and date is not available any more on top bar after I upgraded Ubuntu from 17.10 to 18.04 LTS. Time&Date settings is not available in "Settings", and it's not available in gnome-tweak-tool ...
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How to disable skype icon on system tray Ubuntu 16.04?

I've Skype version 8.24.0.2 and Ubuntu 16.04. I do not like icon skype on the system tray. How to disable skype icon on system tray?
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“no system tray detected on this system.”

"no system tray detected on this system." Appears starting Gnome and Cinnamon in Oneiric 11.10; starting with Gnome Classic and Unity no problem at all. How to solve?
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how to make `alltray` work on ubuntu 16.04?

alltray has an excellent option that gives us great customizability: --menu; -m: "menu text:command": add entry to popdown menu just to run test it I am using tho ex.: alltray xev it is installable ...
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Is there a dropdown notepad for the top bar (systray?) in ubuntu?

Is there a basic dropdown notepad for the top bar in ubuntu 16.04 ? unity. like 1 pad dropping down like for example the calendar.
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Ubuntu Budgie system tray icon overlap

I have installed Ubuntu Budgie recently and I'm facing this problem every time I turn system on and some times It can solve by restarting system (Not always). Can any body help to fix this issue?
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Can't start Goldendict to system tray on Kubuntu

I've just tried out Kubuntu 18.04 and somehow I cannot start Goldendict to system tray on start up. It's so weird because when I run goldendict in terminal or from dash, it starts to system tray ...
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Either system tray icons or unity-control-center icons disappear - how can I have both?

Note: I'm using Unity desktop on 18.04. First, most of the icons in unity-control-center are missing after I installed then uninstalled mate-desktop and caja. I tried reinstalling all of the ...
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HPLIP can't add tray icon

I am using HPLIP 3.15.9 on Kubuntu 15.04. It is started automatically after login and tries to add an icon to the system tray... but this does not work most times and I get an error dialog instead, ...
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Missing tray icon indicator in recent Spotify versions?

I installed the latest Spotify version 1.0.14.124.g4dfabc51. I noticed that version => 1.0 no longer seem to show a tray icon indicator, and thus their windows cannot be minimised. Is there a way ...
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How to fix missing Dropbox tray icon?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and today when I started my laptop I saw that the Dropbox icon is missing from the top panel and I don't know how can I get it back.
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Why applications cannot show their tray icons on the taskbar?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. I do not know what have I done, but all the application tray icons can not show on the taskbar, including input method, uGet, and all applications that have the tray icon ...
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Telegram at Startup?

I've installed the latest Telegram App (v 0.8.32) On my Ubuntu 14.04. I want Telegram to run minimized at startup in Tray and show me new messages but I can't because In the app settings there isn't ...
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Missing System Tray Icons in the Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I am currently using the Cinnamon Desktop Environment in which I have applications which uses the System Tray but when these applications are opened, the icons are not shown in the system tray but ...
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Make systray battery icon turn red when battery low

April 14, 2018 update Seemingly the problem went away on it's own: power -d relevant snippet: Device: /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/keyboard_0003o046Do2010x0009 native-path: /sys/...
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Using alltray in Kubuntu 16.04: “ERROR get class hints”

I'm trying to use alltray in Kubuntu 16.04, mainly to get Spotify into the tray. But however I start alltray, it only exits with the message "ERROR get classhints". I have tried both alltray, alltray ...
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Bring application that has been closed (hidden) to front

As Electron based apps have trouble using the "systray"/tray icons in Gnome, closing (pressing X) on such applications lead effectively to them being hidden, as they also disappear from the ...