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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 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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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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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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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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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

I got a red circle with a crossed red line instead of Dropbox icon.
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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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Volume icon not showing in Wingpanel

I had a sound problem after switching volume from internal speakers to HDMI output, so I reset PulseAudio. After which the volume control on the top of the desktop bar (Wingpanel) disappeared. I have ...
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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 to change the first day of week on wingpanel calendar?

I'd like to change the first day of week on the little calendar that shows up at the wingpanel. At the current state it shows Sunday as the first day of the week, but I'd like it to be Monday. How can ...
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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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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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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The auto transparent/solid topbar (wingpanel) in elementary OS Freya is awesome! But I'd like to keep it always transparent if the wallpaper allows it. Currently if the wallpaper allows topbar ...
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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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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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Can not see Insync Icon/App in Panel or Task Bar

I am using Insync for Gdrive syncronization. I can execute the service but I can not see the Icon anywhere. Is there any option to see that in the panel or task bar the same as you can see in other ...
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Can I put Wingpanel at the bottom of the screen?

Plank can be moved around with elementary Tweaks, so I was wondering, can Wingpanel also be moved?
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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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How to add the weather of one or multiple locations to the top panel?

How can I display the weather of one or possibly multiple locations in the wingpanel? Searching the net brings up some indicators for Unity, but I don't think that's what I'm looking for.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top menu bar like OS X or Ubuntu?

As the title said, is there a way to tweak this feature in elementary OS? Menu bar of every application should show on the top bar like OS X.
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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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Is it possible to show network type in wingpanel? [closed]

I found some network type icons (4G, 3G, H, E, G): Is it somehow possible to display the current network type in wingpanel?
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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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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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How to customize wingpanel in elementary OS 0.4 Loki?

It is possible to do that 0.4 Loki? In previous versions of elementary OS (Luna and Freya) I remember it was possible; in the current version it seems not. At least in the elementary update PPA there ...
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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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How can I edit the wingpanel calendar applet?

I want to edit the wingpanel calendar applet to make it similar to Gnome calendar. I do not want to change the color, rather want to have some spaces between the days and make the current date ...
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Reduce the height of the top panel on Elementary OS Freya

I want to know how i can reduce the height of the top panel, i've search on google but i cant`t find an answer. Thanks!
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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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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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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 hide some indicator icons?

I don't need all of the default shown indicator icons. How can I hide some of them, such as the icon for Geary email client (shown by the bell)?
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How to combine the icons of different icon sets into a new one? [duplicate]

I would like combine two icon sets into one new icon set. Meaning I want the wingpanel icons (sound,battery,wifi,etc) and the application toolbar icons (geary,scratch,etc) from the default elementary ...
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problems with wingpanel apps indicator [closed]

I'm using elementary OS Freya and I'm having problems when I want to quit apps from the indicator in wingpanel (right click over the icon, quit skype for example), the app doent close and I have to ...
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Wingpanel alarm or timer indicator

I am unable to find an alarm or timer indicator for Wingpanel. Hourglass and Tomato work well, but neither integrate with Wingpanel. Is this currently available?
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Freya menu bar (Wingpanel) is missing

I am using elementary OS Freya and the wingpanel is missing. Only the dock is showing. No other option for application, shutdown, volume control, is displayed. The whole wingpanel is missing. Please ...
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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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How can I reduce the space between icons on wingpanel?

It is possible to remove this wasted space?
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Dropbox icon missing in Juno [duplicate]

Dropbox icon is missing in Juno, and the Loki workarounds (Dropbox icon missing in Loki) doesn't work anymore.
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Top menu bar is disapearing

I've a strange issue. After restarting my laptop, top menu bar is blinking and disappearing. I'm getting the below error If I run the command wingpanel --toggle-indicator app-launcher: [15:24:33....
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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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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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