I have installed indicator-synapse using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse

After reboot, wing panel disappeared. It seems because of indicator-synapse wingpanel disappeared.

  • How to get back wingpanel

  • How to install indicator-synapse without affecting wingpanel.

1 Answer 1


First remove the installed indicator synapse:

Open terminal using shortcut (Win + t, if you not modified)

sudo apt-get remove indicator-synapse

Now logout/login. Your wing panel will be back

To install without effecting wingpanel :

I have found similar bug report (status:invalid) here.

From the post:

The crash seems related to the fact that indicator-synapse was built using libgee 1.0 instead of libgee 0.8.

The solution:

Manually install indicator-synapse.

  • Download package, for 64-bit and for 32-bit.

  • Install from Software Center.

Note: Once you update synapse via package manager the problem of course will reappear.(Quoted from the same link)

To eliminate that, hold the indicator-synapse

See how to lock/hold an app

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