Questions tagged [wingpanel]

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

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Cannot control music apps from dockbar

I'm having some problems to control the music app (but also other, like spotify), from the dock bar. In fact, more than once I wasn't able to stop the music by closing the app, because it was simply ...
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Wingpanel changed from eOS to Ubuntu

I was having an issue where my wingpanel had disappeared, and in trying to solve it I did the following: killall wingpanel sudo apt-get purge wingpanel sudo apt-get install wingpanel and sudo apt-get ...
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Shutdown from panel does not work

If I leave the computed idle for a long amount of time when I try to shutdown using the options from the top bar nothing happens. As a work-around, I can log out first and then use the shutdown in the ...
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Calendar Wingpanel > Create new event on specific date with a right click?

How do I "create a new event" from the Calendar flyout when I click the date / time in the top panel? If I double click, it'll open the calendar, and I can Ctrl + N to create a new event, ...
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Issues with Chrome video playback and Wingpanel after updating to Juno

I just updated to Juno today and everything is running great apart from 2 separate issues. When I watch videos on Google chrome eg. Youtube or Twitch the video often pauses while the sound continues ...
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How can I turn off bluetooth while being able to turn it on from the indicator later?

When I switch bluetooth off, bluetoothctl says that it's powered off but powertop says that btusb is consuming 2.5W of power, so it isn't off.. If I execute rfkill block bluetooth it does power it ...
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How to fix broken icons in elementary os?

Actually, don't have any idea how these icons were broken. Just after restarting my pc I found all these broken icons. Anyone know how to solve this issue [not a critical problem I must say, just ...
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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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Top Panel Disappears on Guest Session

When I enter Guest Session on elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera, the top panel disappears when clicked. It shows for like a milisecond when spamming Super Key + Space then disappears again. CTRL + Alt + Del ...
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How to hide wingpanel or move to the side?

I'm running elementary (Hera) on a small 11" widescreen laptop. I'd like to have wingpanel either hidden or on the side of the screen so I don't lose any vertical space for working. Is that something ...
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Adding and deleting entries from wingpanel

I had installed programs under WINE Tricks, which I removed again. Unfortunately the icons are still in the wingpanel. Where can I find the wingpanel menu file, so that i can delete the corresponding ...
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VPN Connections & Tray Icons in Juno

I installed Juno yesterday. VPN Connections in Network setting do not affect on the browsers and in Chrome proxy settings is written: "When running Google Chrome under a supported desktop ...
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Wingpanel crashing after upgrade

After my recent upgrade (apt-get dist-upgrade && apt-get upgrade -y), my wing panel disappeared after crashing and reappearing several times. Calling to the command line gives : [ERROR 14:00:...
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Bluetooth Tray Icon Disappears and Reappears Intermittently

My bluetooth tray icon will intermittently disappear and reappear, usually after returning from suspend. At the login screen I can see the icon fine; when I log in though, it will (seemingly at random)...
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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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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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elmenetary os. loki 0.4.1. stable 64 bit isnt running

for the past 10 years i am using Linux privat and busines on different PC (Ubuntu,Mint,Bodhi, open suse etc.) but with elementary there is a new situation. I am unable to keep this distro running. ...
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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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Wingpanel use high CPU but late show

When the computer turns on, the menu comes too late. It crashes when I click on notifications when it arrives. Can you help me? The kernel and elementary version I use: OS: elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera ...
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Wireless internet missing. No icon or settings

I just installed Hera. As you can see, there is no wifi in settings. as you can also see, the wifi icon seems to have been replaced by the "wired" symbol on the top bar. I cant turn on any ...
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Wingpanel translates with touches

Just repetitively touching a menu e.g. the power button on the wingpanel and touching somewhere else on the screen causes translation of the wingpanel. I can reset the position by running killall ...
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Super Key only for window overview - elementaryOS

Is there any way to configure SUPER (aka WINKEY) to launch window overview, like in Gnome? I already tried the commands below for app launcher and it works. settings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ...
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wingpanel in elementary os [hera] become large after i apply icons

wingpanel icons problem.strong text im having a problem when i try to apply flattery icons to my elementary os my wingpanel icons become so large i want to know if there is a tutorial how to make it ...
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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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Putting Telegram in background

big noob here I recently installed Telegram via Flathub to have the updates because the version of the app center is old. However, when i close the app, it can't have the notifications when I recive ...
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Removing or disabling the wingpanel in 5.1 Hera without breaking the system

I'm somebody who personally likes switching up the UI of my devices every few months, so I recently decided to ditch plank and wingpanel in favor of xfce4-panel. Ditching plank turned out to remove ...
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Hera: wingpanel-indicator-session freezes for a long time the first time I click on it

After I login to my elementary Hera install, I'm able to do most tasks normally, including using indicator panels on wingpanel. However, as soon as I try to click on the session indicator to logout/...
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Wingpanel guest session disappears

Wingpanel on guest session disappears when clicked. It seems that the issue has something to do with apps installed through snap even though the target file has chmod 755 permission. Any clue on how ...
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Set wingpanel transparency

I would like to keep wingpanel transparency on maximized windows (in order to display my current wallpaper). Is it possible? Regards
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How to solve black screen issue on polychromatic

Recently I ran into a black screen issue while setting up polychromatic. There was a small note on the page that said: *Desktop environment needs to support AppIndicator. Some distributions (...
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wingpanel freeze when volume-control button is clicked

today I installed elementary OS (Hera) on my physical hard drive after weeks of tinkering around in a virtual machine:) Unfortunately I ran into a problem after setting up everything: Every time I ...
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How to detect that indicator icon needs to be inverted?

I am trying to patch Google Play Music Desktop Player to use the correct icon colors in the wingpanel indicator. More specifically I need to know if it should use dark icon on a light background or ...
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Literally everything is gone from the wingpanel (top panel)

The activities button, time, icons, everything is gone on my wingpanel. I have tried restarting my computer and killing the wingpanel, but neither of those have helped. I would really appreciate some ...
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Locking the volume control

My computer is with version 5.1.5 Hera well updated, and I realize for a long time that every time I press the volume button on my Logitech MK320 keyboard during a video on Youtube, the system icon ...
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Wingpanel remains black after clicking on the Desktop icon

Usually the Wingpanel goes transparent when there is no window maximized. But when I have a windows maximized and then click on the Desktop icon (placed from the Docklets by Ctrl + right click on the ...
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Hera 5.1.3 Doesn't shut down or reboot [closed]

A couple Days ago my fresh eOS install stopped reacting at all when pressing power-off or reboot. Shutting down works when not logged in or being logged into the guest account. I cannot figure out why ...
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Wingpanel doesn't changing color when change it wallpaper

I just installed elementary OS 5.1.3 Hera right and I notice that wingpanel font color isn't changing to black when I define a white wallpaper. As I remember, it this doesn't happened in other ...
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How to change text style of the top panel and app menu

After setting a new theme in elementary-tweaks I'm now looking for a .css or configuration file to change the style of the text in the top panel and app menu to fit the style of the theme. More ...
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VM Installed-Love What I see, But Have Some Questions Before Native Install

I've been running Kubuntu Linux for some time(years). I check www.DistroWatch.com occasionally to see if any super new distro's are released. I see that Elementary OS Linux version 5 was recently ...
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Battery Tray Icon on XFCE

I installed XFCE because I wanted to eliminate the horizontal taskbar. The problem now is that I can not add a battery indicator. Does anyone know how?
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How to change the date format across the entire system

It seems that similar questions are being buried for what ever reason. I want to change the date format across the entire system (Files, Wingpanel, etc...) to a format of my own choice (YYYY.MM.DD hh:...
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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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No colored dots under event dates in the Calendar indicator

I see no colored dots under the dates with events in the Calendar indicator. Is this a feature yet to come or am I missing a setting? Here is a screenshot with the colored dots, which I don't have on ...
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Issue with wingpanel : becomes invisible

I've been having this issue for a while now and don't seem to find any solution or even what's even causing the problem. The top panel (wingpanel) works as it should except when I interact with it : ...
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how to send wingpanel to bottom layer

I want to stick the wingpanel to the bottom layer (desktop layer) . I tried using xdo in this way xdo lower -N Wingpanel also I tried using the PID . none of them seem to work . here is inxi -Fxz ...
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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 to adjust wingpanel's height

is there a way to decrease the wingpanel's height? I have tried looking into /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css and /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css but i cant really ...
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Wingpanel adds shadow and defaults to white font after restart on light background

There's a feature in elementary that depending on your background being light, switches the font to dark and removes the text-shadow, this seems to reset upon (re-)boot and you have to apply the same ...
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wingpanel doesn't work properly when i change wallpaper

i decided to change the wallpaper to a light wallpaper but as you can see the taskbar at the top is not all the way transparent and from using elementary os on other devices i didn't encounter this ...
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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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