I really like the OS, but there are a couple things I am missing from other distros.

  1. How can I get icons in the top tray? I like having my VPN and Syncthing visible and accessible at a glance at the top right.

  2. How can I enable window preview for apps in the bottom launcher? Especially when I have multiple windows open in Firefox, it is annoying to have to cycle through them.


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The "problem" is that in order for them to appear on the top panel, the application must be made especially for eOS. Dev want everyone to program apps exclusively for eOS...


The solution to this is install a third party application.

You'll need the following dependencies :

sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libgranite-dev libindicator3-dev


sudo apt-get install libwingpanel-dev indicator-application

now install this: https://github.com/Lafydev/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana/blob/master/com.github.lafydev.wingpanel-indicator-ayatana_2.0.7_odin.deb


Edit the file

sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop

Search the parameter:

OnlyShowIn= and add "Pantheon" at the end of the line : OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;

Save your changes with Ctrl+O then Ctrl+x to exit

After do all this, just reboot and enjoy eOS

Source: https://github.com/Lafydev/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana

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