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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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Customizing tray/taskbar date display in Ubuntu beginning with 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 Ubuntu 17.10?
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How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray?

So I'm messing around with Natty a little, and I noticed that all the apps that would normally use the system tray (or "notification area"?) aren't displaying there. Is that a bug, or is that the way ...
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Upgraded to 13.10 now clock settings are all disabled and clock does not display

I've upgraded to 13.10 and now I don't have the standard menu clock, which I need for work. I checked and 'indicator-datetime' is installed. I even uninstalled/reinstalled that applet with no luck. ...
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How to re-enable tray icons for applications in Ubuntu?

Unfortunately in Ubuntu 13.10 there is no tray icon and whitelisting is removed. The older solutions do not work for me, e.g. I get the message: No such schema 'com.canonical.Unity.Panel' when I try ...
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-for-skypepidgin-icon-missing-from-ubuntu-15-...
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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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How to prevent Java applications from creating tray icon?

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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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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XChat disappearing after minimize to tray

When I click to close the XChat window, it asks whether to "Quit", "Cancel" or "Minimize to Tray". If I select "Minimize to tray" then the XChat disappears and I am not able to see the application ...
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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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 get copy.com notification icon on Unity on Trusty to work?

Do you guys know how to get Copy's systray icon to work? That's an old question and the old fix doesn't work no more.. I've already tried: sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 and the other: ...
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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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How can I move the panel from the top to the bottom?

I am coming from Windows 8 and want to test new Ubuntu 12.xx. How can i change the position of the panel from top to bottom?
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Is there a way to constantly show my external IP address in the top unity bar?

So the idea is to have it in the top right of the screen at all times. Thanks.
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Dropbox AppIndicator Menu broken in gnome-flashback

The problem This is a broken Dropbox indicator in gnome-flashback on Ubuntu 16.04.1. (Dropbox version: x86_64-9.4.94) As it can be seen here, it works fine in Unity. But how can I get that in gnome-...
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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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After upgrade: what's this envelope systray icon, and how do I get rid of it?

I've just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and everything seems to be running fine. I have a couple new icons in my systray, though, and one of them -- the envelope icon -- is a mystery to me: It looks ...
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Some system tray icons invisible in Gnome Classic 12.04

Tried all possible ways to give visibility to tray icons in Ubuntu 12.04 but no luck :( Dconf-editor -> Navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel -> change the value of systray-whitelist to "all" ...
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How do I start skype in the system tray?

I have skype version 4 is set as one of my startup programs. Whenever skype starts, it pops up in it's full window mode. I would preferably like it to start as just an icon in the system tray.
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What is “load” in System Load Indicator?

System Load Indicator displays plots of CPU activity, memory use, hard drive i/o, etc. There's also a "Load" graph, but I don't know what it means. What exactly is this "Load"?
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Gnome 3 change system notification to be as unity?

the notification area in the bottom of screen is annoying, can i change the place and look of it to be as in unity? "at the right top and disappears when hover over it"? and also is there an ...
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System tray icons and dconf-editor in 14.04

In 12.04 I could use dconf-editor to edit the icons that were visible in the system tray as well as whitelist any applications that I wanted to be up there (such as XChat, Bomgar, Shutter). This ...
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How to use notification area (system tray) over indicators in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu has both notification area (system tray) and indicators. I prefer the first one, as it allows me to hide items. Is there any way to force the apps that support both (e.g. Tomboy, Dropbox etc) ...
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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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System Tray icons not showing [closed]

After installing a fresh 14.04 install and then installing google-chrome-unstable (Version 36.0.1933.0 dev aura) from the google repository, neither the google chrome icon nor the 'Google Now' ...
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How to get AppIndicator icons back in the top bar on GNOME 3.16+?

Ever since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 I have found that my icons that would go in the top-right-hand corner go in the bottom-left-hand corner, is there any way to ...
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Dropbox disappearing from system tray after unplugging from second monitor

I am running kubuntu 14.04. Dropbox works fine, and there the icon (with sync status) appears in the system tray. I have a second monitor, which also has a kde panel on it (no system tray in this ...
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System tray support is missing on Ubuntu 17.04 aka Zesty (Final Beta) [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 17.04 on one of my computers and I noticed that differently from Debian 8.x with XFCE and LMDE 2 Betsy (Linux Mint based on Debian) with Cinnamon there is no system ...
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Is there an indicator to quickly access recently used files?

I am looking for a tray icon indicator that - upon click on the icon - shows me the list of my recently used files. This would be a great way to quickly access these files.
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How can I hide the “An error occurred” tray indicator icon?

What steps are required for the following tray indicator icon to disappear? Alternatively, is it possible to hide this icon manually?
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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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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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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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How to run Spotify in background?

Like other music players (e.g. Rhythmbox) I want to run Spotify(Spotify version 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853) in background. But when I close the spotify window, it terminates the program. I have gone ...
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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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unity and the tray are not displayed after login

When I'm Log in the Tray bar works. After the correct login it disappear , also the unity bar doesn't appear. so I can not even start a terminal session for making changes, since it does not work the ...
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Missing panel icons at top right

I have been using 11.10 for a month or two, and I always had these icons at the top right (mail/messenger, battery state, volume control): After upgrading to 12.04, I lost all of these tray entries ...
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How can I get a messaging menu indicator with unread count of my new Gmail emails?

Back in Ubuntu 12.04, installing the gm-notify application allowed did these things: Shoe me the number of unread messages in my inbox Show me a blue envelope when an email was received Show me a ...
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Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3?

Is there a way to find out what is the name of an icon that is on the bottom bar, on Gnome 3? For example, the name of the icon of Audacious is audacious, for Dropbox it's dropbox... I need their ...
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Dropbox indicator icon dissapears right after login

Even though Dropbox's app indicator dissapearing from the tray area seems like a recurrent enough problem, my issue is a litte different. When I login, I can see the app panel populating, and the ...
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System Tray and Ibus

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Recently I have installed an input-method in the internet which is (Robo-iBus). I depicted figure below, icon bogo above English (US). Later, I removed it from my ...
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What component is responsible for tray and how to manipulate it using C++?

My goal is to write a desktop gui application that will utilize these commands found in https://askubuntu.com/a/14083/18330 pacmd list-sinks to list name or index number of possible sinks pacmd set-...
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Hide app from tray in LXDE (Lubuntu)

In XFCE it is possible to hide app from tray, using tray settings (for example set steam not to appear in tray, using xfce settings). I need such a feature in Lubuntu, however LXPanel doesn't seem to ...
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Add an application to notification tray in GNOME

I am developing a Linux application and I want an icon for the application to show up in the notification tray which is at bottom-left in GNOME. Image of notification tray in GNOME: How can I ...
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How to determine program causing “banned” icon to appear in the system tray? [duplicate]

This has been modified so as to not duplicate. Please remove that status or provide a link the the duplicate. When one sees this "banned" icon in the system tray: How does one determine which ...
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ownCloud sync client - tray icon missing

I got two ownCloud updates today: it's now sitting at Version 2.2.0%nil (build 1605). With the first one this morning, the tray icon failed to show up. I just updated now, thinking this new update ...
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Pidgin icon not showing up in system tray

I uninstalled indicator-messages because I'd rather have separate icons for my programs. The problem I have now is that pidgin icon won't show up (while others do, like empathy, skype and so on). Or ...
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Xubuntu start up screen…but I'm running normal Ubuntu

I was interested in playing around with XFCE. I made a liveCD and played around with it a bit and really liked it. I thought that instead of installing Xubuntu itself I would just install the ...
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Tray Icons in Unity in 13.04

In Ubuntu 13.04 there is no Tray Icon and Whiteliting is removed. I Installed Gnome 3.8 but there is no tray there too!! How can I get tray icons back (for applications that put icon in tray like Vuze,...