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I made a fresh install of ElementaryOS 5.0 Juno (used to be running 0.4.1 Loki) and everything but one thing seems to work just fine.

On the top bar, were the keyboard layout, sound, connection, bell and power button are, used to be Steam and Discord icons when these programs where running, but now they aren't.

As you can see, both Discord and Steam are running, but no icons are shown before the "ch" As you can see, both Discord and Steam are running, but no icons are shown before the "ch"

How could I get them back?

[Edit: typos]

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Sadly, with Loki support for system tray icons based on Ayatana Indicators was obsoleted and definitively dropped in Juno.

I found a nice article which gives a workaround (tested working on my PCs).

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Make indicator-application recognise Pantheon:

    mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
    cp /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop ~/.config/autostart/
    sed -i 's/^OnlyShowIn.*/OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;/' ~/.config/autostart/indicator-application.desktop
    
  2. Dowload latest available release of wingpanel-indicator-ayatana:

    wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana_2.0.3+r27+pkg17~ubuntu0.4.1.1_amd64.deb
    

    You might want to take a look at all the packages in http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana/ and select the correct one for your architecture.

  3. Install it:

    sudo dpkg -i wingpanel-indicator-ayatana_2.0.3+r27+pkg17~ubuntu0.4.1.1_amd64.deb
    
  4. Logout/Login (might be not needed, but just in case).

  • Awesome it's looking great! – Phil Roggenbuck May 21 at 19:28
  • Thanks for this post, is there any way to reduce the space between icons? they are very far apart from each other for some reason – szx May 25 at 15:00

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