8

why is the system tray in elementary Juno not like the previous version, in the previous version the system tray can display VLC, RadioTray and others? is there a way to show the system tray again?

16

About system tray icons. In , elementaryOS dropped the support of the old Ayatana Indicators

While the software devs implement the new way you can have them back by...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install indicator-application wingpanel-indicator-ayatana

then you need to edit the file /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop, find the line:

OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;

Add Pantheon:

OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;

Or use sed for a one liner:

sudo sed -i -e 's/OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;/OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop

Restart X:

sudo service lightdm restart

Or reboot.

  • It doesn't work with ibus, Sebastian :( – Knumber10 Mar 29 at 7:32
  • now I see additional icons, it works for me – Waldemar Sala Jul 11 at 6:35
  • I did everything but noting – Ivan Vilanculo Jul 23 at 10:20
  • Sorry I've missed OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon; only had OnlyShowIn=Pantheon;. Thanks it works like a charm, but the spacing between icons are very large – Ivan Vilanculo Jul 23 at 10:27
  • 1
    Did sudo service lightdm restart to restart X. That logged me out. When I logged back in my dock disappeared. After a system restart, everything works nicely. Thanks! – Sawan Vaidya Oct 28 at 5:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.