I am using Elementary OS Freya. All my system tray icons like chrome, hangouts,Geary etc. which used to show on Ubuntu 14.04 are not showing on elementary OS. Is there any way i can get these system tray icons on elementary OS too? I would be happy to provide any extra info about my system if needed.

PS: The default icons for sound, network, and power are there. All the external application icons are not showing.

  • If you open geary once, it will be on tray
    – Ravan
    Dec 6, 2015 at 13:27
  • I too am looking for a tray, since Slack claims that it is minimizing to it but I can't see it even though I do recieve all notifications correctly :(
    – codehitman
    Jan 1, 2016 at 23:41

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There is no "system tray" in elementary OS. There is an indicator API, but these apps are probably using an old, deprecated API that is no longer supported.

  • so its not possible to get apps to show on the indicator any more? How about atleast chromium? Any workarounds possible? Dec 7, 2015 at 12:13
  • It's possible someone may have written an indicator that emulates the old API, but I don't know anything about it if it exists Dec 7, 2015 at 19:53

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