No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

  • faiwer

    After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working:

    I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell Banshee has an icon. How can I get the tray-icon to work in a classic session?

  • Answers
  • fossfreedom

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    You can add the notification applet to the gnome-panel as shown in the picture.

    To add, ALT+Win and right-click the gnome-panel to add the notification applet.

    However, banshee is fully integrated in the sound-indicator, to perhaps the use of the notification icon is not required.

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  • Jaya Prakash

    Open Banshee UI. Go to Menu edit->preference:extension Tab.

    There are several groups like communityExtensions,ContextPane...

    Go to Utilies group "Notification Area" "sound Menu integration" are the required options.

    On my laptop these 2 options are exclusive. "Notification Area" gives a banshee icon in notification area. But has only one option to seek the play bar by hovering the mouse over the icon.

    All other options are present in the menu on left click.

  • Fabio Trevisiol

    Install package: banshee-extension-appindicator

    sudo apt-get install banshee-extension-appindicator

    This package provides integration for Banshee with Application Indicators, which is a replacement for the notification area in Ubuntu, as a way to add menus in the panel.

    REMEMBER to enable it as extension from banshee's preferences.

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    The Panel showing Artha's icon and other icons.

    While using Unity, the icon is not shown and I still get proper notifications of word meanings I look up, the icon appears on panel in the classic mode. Removing Notification Area from the panel also removes Artha's functionality. If icon cannot be hidden, I'll prefer to have a monochrome icon for Artha that looks perfect on panel.

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  • Takkat
    1. Open usr/share/pixmaps/artha.png in an image editor.
    2. a) To make it dissapear: Resize the icon to 1 pixel in width and paint it transparent.

      b) To change the icon: Paste any image you want over the top of the existing image.

    3. Save the image to the Desktop.
    4. Open Accessories;Terminal and enter the following command replacing zach with your own home folders name:

    sudo mv '/home/zach/Desktop/artha.png' '/usr/share/pixmaps'

    The changes should take effect upon restarting your computer.

  • Eliah Kagan

    Here is what I did.

    Go to /usr/share/pixmaps.

    Rename 'artha.png' to 'artha1.png'

    Now you get this on start:

    WARNING : Error loading icon file!
    /usr/share/pixmaps/artha.png not found!

    If you lose the icon in the menu after doing this:

    Go to /usr/share/applications and change the icon manually for Artha to /usr/share/pixmaps/artha1.png (usually with right click- Properties).

    I hope in the next update a feature to hide tray icon is included. (Currently v1.0.2.)

  • Crimbo

    While using Unity, the icon is not shown and I still get proper notifications of word meanings I look up, the icon appears on panel in the classic mode.

    To enable this, I suggest that you do the following:

    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

    Type Alt-F2 and enter "dconf-editor"

    Navigate to:

    (Ubuntu 11.04) desktop -> unity -> panel

    (Ubuntu 12.10) com -> canonical -> unity -> panel

    Add 'artha' to the systray-whitelist, thus:

    ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service', 'artha']

    ...and save it.

    The artha icon should now appear on the "panel" or "notification area" (completely close Artha and re-open it).