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Questions about wingpanel, the bar that appears at the top of the screen. This includes both regular usage, and customization.

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How can I get applications to display a system tray icon?

Many 3rd party applications like Java, NodeWebkit, and Gtk2 applications don't seem to be able to display a system tray icon. Why is that? Is there a workaround?
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Desktop takes forever to load after restart

When I restart my OS, I log in. The desktop does not load for a full 2 minutes after typing my password. I can move my mouse and see my desktop background. No apps. Happens pretty much every time I ...
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How can I fix this strange icon in wingpanel?

The top left icon. No idea what can it be. I havent installed anything new, just when i started my computer it was there. Any ideas?
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Missing icons in the wingpanel

I made a fresh install of ElementaryOS 5.0 Juno (used to be running 0.4.1 Loki) and everything but one thing seems to work just fine. On the top bar, were the keyboard layout, sound, connection, bell ...
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

I was previously wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from 'Applications' to the official Elementary OS logo. I found a solution to this question posted on ...
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Freya Wingpanel taking a long time to load after update

After a system update the indicators and the clock (wing panel) is taking a long time to appear, has anyone experienced something similar? Or know how to fix it? Thank you
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How can I change the order of icons in Wingpanel?

I installed a weather applet and a system monitoring applet yesterday, and I was wondering if it was possible to change the order of the icons on Wingpanel. I.e. I would like to place the weather ...
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Wingpanel not responding (Loki)

On a new loki installation I have the problem that the wingpanel stops responding after some time. I can then not open the applications menu, clock or indicators. After a few minutes it sometimes ...
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How can I show performance graphs in Wingpanel?

I'd like to be able to see graphs for CPU, RAM, network activity, etc. at a glance, without having to open a dedicated task monitor application.
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

I got a red circle with a crossed red line instead of Dropbox icon.
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How to stop wingpanel starting up?

I want to try either no top panel or maybe something else. I assume I can do this by putting a .desktop in an autostart directory, but how to stop Wingpanel loading at start?
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Something wrong with my panel and dock popover

I believe its become like this after an update that i did on 16 jan. Didn't install any application or something that can cause for this. Anyone has the same problem? I restarted or shutdown few times....
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indicators on wingpanel

I am still in my customization process within this great distro and I am wondering if there is a way to get an better control of the indicators. I reactivated the indicators, now I am getting two ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

It'd be nicer if the Skype icon was smaller and white. Here's how it looks right now:
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

I would like to have an icon for Dropbox in Wingpanel (preferably one that matches the style of the default icons there) and have it display the current status (updated, synchronizing, offline). What'...
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Significant lag loading panel and dock after login (Loki) [duplicate]

I am generally happy with my installation of Loki but I have ran into a few bugs. The most confusing one is that, sometimes (not always, although I cannot predict when it will and will not happen), ...
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Network icon gone missing in wingpanel

Wireless network icon suddenly missing from wingpanel. Cannot find option in dconf-editor to enable network icon. I tried killall wingpanel but there was no change. How can I get the network icon ...
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How to install wingpanel-slim or super-wingpanel on elementary 0.3 Freya (amd64)?

I want to tweak the top panel of the window,and I founded two kits named "wingpanel-slim" and "super-wingpanel" can do what I want to (auto hide and ...) I tried to install the from several PPA but ...
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Slack icon on wingpanel [duplicate]

I've installed the official slack app (https://slack.com/downloads) but when I closed (not quitting the app) there's no icon on wingpanel.. Is there some way to have it?
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Wingpanel Clock Has Disappeared

I installed Freya recently and shortly thereafter the clock disappeared. Sometimes I can access the calendar pop-up by randomly clicking around where the clock used to be, but this doesn't always work....
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.
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wingpanel crashing after update

Right now my UI is without wingpanel. I using stable ppa. Log:- $ wingpanel [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546919] Application.vala:155: Wingpanel version: 0.3.0.2 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546998] ...
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Can I change the date format in the panel?

Elementary OS, 0.3.1, 64-bit. The top bar has the date, but I would love to expand the date to read in full, for example, today, "Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:15 AM". I can't see a way to do that....
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How can I reduce the space between icons on wingpanel?

It is possible to remove this wasted space?
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Repair the elementary OS Login

I try to install global menu on my elementary OS from this tutorial This tutorial from Reddit and due to unmet dependencies I run: INSTALL: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/test sudo apt-get ...
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How to adjust wingpanel transparency in loki?

I'm not able to adjust the transparency of wingpanel using gsettings/tweaks. Can someone help me out. Thanks in advance.
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No wingpanel after installing indicator-synapse

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 ...
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Spotify crashing the wingpanel (loki)

Everything was working perfectly until some days ago, but now every time I open the spotify app the wingpanel crashes. I'm not sure if it was an update on spotify itself or something within Elementary....
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elementary OS 5.0 and Hardware Sensors Indicator

I have a problem with Hardware Sensors Indicator (https://launchpad.net/indicator-sensors) after upgrading to juno from loki through clean install. As I click on the indicator-sensors icon after ...
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Wingpanel Suddenly Disappeared

Since I'm a rookie, I don't know if it's because something I did but my top bar/wingpanel disappeared. When I type wingpanel on terminal, I get following text; (wingpanel:2526): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme ...
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How can I get Plank and Wingpanel on both monitors without Mirroring Screens

I would like to get Plank and Wingpanel on both screens of my dual monitor set up without mirroring my screens. How can I do this?
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How can I test the new indicators?

I saw the screenshots of new indicators in Daniel's Google+, how can I install them? Screenshots:
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

I would like the lock-screen clock and the wingpanel clock to show seconds. Is this possible?
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How can I integrate Spotify client with Wingpanel?

I installed Spotify using the official repository but the icon does not appear in Wingpanel. Someone with the same issue?
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Is there any way to auto hide or customize the top panel? (Freya) [closed]

I want to auto hide or change the position of the top panel,How can I do it? Install some things or change some settings?
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How to display CPU-Temperature in Wingpanel?

Or other sensor values. An iMac has also an Ambient Temperature Sensor for example. (what sensor is what?)
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Can I get bluetooth devices to remain after suspend/resume and/or reboot

I have recently installed Elementary OS, Loki on a Mac Mini (mid 2010). I successfully configure a bluetooth keyboard and trackpad (both apple) using the 'System Settings::Bluetooth' panel. Pairing ...
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How can I get rid of "The update information is outdated." warning?

I've been seeing this triangle-shaped indicator: Telling me the following information: "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no ...
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Time in wingpanel disappeared [duplicate]

Since the latest update my clock disappeared. (I guess through the latest language-plug update) The workaround from here don't work. How can I get the clock back to wingpanel?
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Top menu bar (WingPanel) is missing after reboot [duplicate]

After installing elementary OS the system ran fine at first, but after I restarted my computer today the top menu bar called WingPanel has gone. Is there any way to get it back?
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Alternative to Pixel Saver (remove title bar and place buttons in top bar)

I've moved from Fedora with gnome-shell 3.16. I'm seeking a plugin that works like Pixel Saver, which generally removes the title bar and places its buttons in the top bar.
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Double Wi-Fi icon after installing wingpanel-indicator-ayatana

After installing wingpanel-indicator-ayatana (available via some answer here) and rebooting, I've got two wi-fi indicators (ss below) How can I get rid of one of them? Is there any way possible? I don'...
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How can I remove the keyboard layout icon from the wingpanel?

I want to remove the keyboard layout icon from the wingpanel, a white block which is useless for me in there. I have already tried DConf-Tools following the instructions given in this answer, yet I ...
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Context menu of toolbar icon doesn't work [closed]

I have Elementary OS Freya on my desktop computer. I installed some applications, which appear in toolbar (dropbox, steam, xneur, ...). But when I open an context menu from toolbar icon and select any ...
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Spotify icon tray

With the new Spotify update, the icon tray is gone does anyone know how to put it back? I know that elementary OS doesn't have a system tray icon, but I'm used to have the spotify icon on the top ...
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Indicators and icons not appearing in WingPanel

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. I should be seeing the network dropdown ...
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How to hide date in elementary top bar?

I just want to display the hour, because It looks more clean, this option was removed and I can't find a way to just hide the day/date from the options, even elemetary-tweaks cant do that, do you guys ...
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How to replace wingpanel's “Applications” text with a icon in Elementary OS 5.1 Hera

I was wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from Applications to the official Elementary OS logo. Can anyone please help me there is a similar question posted ...
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Unable to logout with network account (LDAP)

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera the logout doesn't work anymore after replacing the local account login by LDAP account login. journalctl reports Jul 17 15:35:01 eos wingpanel[4311]: EndSessionDialog....
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Wingpanel locale styling

After the last update of the wingpanel yesterday the locale became a white colored text over a white background, and I don't find it "super sexy" like this. Is it possible to style it somehow, for ...
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