indicator - Some system tray icons invisible in Gnome Classic 12.04

  • Shrijit

    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"
    • gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"
    • Set values of above to include pidgin, davmail, etc.

    Please note that only some tray icons are invisible. I still cant see pidgin, davmail, guake tray icons. I am on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome classic mode (gnome-session-fallback).

  • Answers
  • vangop

    The solution is to add the Notification Area applet. Taken from this question No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

  • vascowhite

    I have just solved this problem with davMail on xubuntu using the following method:-

    1. Open the task manager and if davmail is running, kill it.
    2. Open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install libswt-gtk.
    3. Re-start DavMail and you should see the icon in the notification area.

    It took me along time to find the solution, but it is quick and simple to do.

  • Durand

    Have you added the indicator applets to your panel? This might help: I can't add a Indicator Applet to Panel in Gnome-Classic

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  • Gokhan

    I updgraded my ubuntu to 12.04 LTS and then installed gnome classic since I do not like unity. But then the volume icon at the up-right corner has disappeared. How can I get it back to that place. Thanks for any help.

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  • Jorge Castro

    from your screenshot, it looks like you have removed the indicator applet complete applet

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    Alt+Win+ right click the panel to add the applet. You can similarly remove the other gnome-applets.

    If the applet doesnt appear in your list, install the applet from software-center:

    Install via the software center

    or via the command line:

    sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete
  • Ben Cuilcagh

    I had this problem too. Run gnome-sound-applet from the command line to check that it is installed and working.

    To start the sound applet automatically, go to System Tools>Preferences>Startup Applications and add Command gnome-sound-applet

  • Flo

    yes, same problem, maybe:

  • Name

    Alt+Win+ right click the panel to add an applet.

    There are two kinds of indicator applets. I dont know the exact translation, but there is a standard and a full version. Try the full version.

  • shaneo
    sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete
    sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

    than refer to the following figure to make visible the applets that you need. enter image description here