I'm having a weird problem with WingPanel. The network indicator isn't present at all and used to be, and I'm not seeing my other tray items as I should be.

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I should be seeing the network dropdown and Skype, Syncthing, Dropbox, etc., but I see nothing. I'm on a pretty fresh install of Freya, and I'm up to date on all packages as of right now.

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    what is output of sudo apt-get install indicator-application xdg-user-dirs xdg-user-dirs-gtk
    – Ravan
    Oct 22, 2015 at 1:49
  • I think that somehow indicator-application was uninstalled and it now seems to work. Oct 22, 2015 at 1:49

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This is a possible solution, I am not sure whether it is exact solution or not

(please comment if you want to downvote).

The possible reason for Indicators and icons missing in WIngPanel is:

sometimes dependencies are getting removed: (most of the cases these are the culprits )


Open terminal and run the command:

sudo apt-get install indicator-application xdg-user-dirs xdg-user-dirs-gtk
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    Unable to confirm because it's now working, but I think this would fix it. Oct 22, 2015 at 3:27

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