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?

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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:


Add 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 :( Commented Mar 29, 2019 at 7:32
  • now I see additional icons, it works for me Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 6:35
  • I did everything but noting Commented Jul 23, 2019 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 Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 10:27
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    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!
    – taari
    Commented Oct 28, 2019 at 5:26

the network icon was duplicated, how to leave only what is native to the system?

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