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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

This solution will work on elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) and 0.4 (Loki), Luna users should follow PNG's answer To change the skype icon (and many other) you have to install the elementary+ icon theme. ...
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

Yes, you can use Dconf-editor or Configurator and go to com.canonical.indicator.datetime and enable show-seconds Or just paste this in your terminal: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime ...
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

The correct instructions to run are : env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start it worked for me ! The -i option is only necessary the first time to install the daemon, but ...
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How can I show performance graphs in Wingpanel?

Heads-up: this answer only applies to Loki. If anyone wants to add an answer that applies to Juno, It'd be very welcome! You can install indcator-multiload: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:indicator-...
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Missing icons in the wingpanel

Sadly, with Loki support for system tray icons based on Ayatana Indicators was obsoleted and definitively dropped in Juno. I found a nice article which gives a workaround (tested working on my PCs). ...
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Volume icon not showing in Wingpanel

Enter the following in a terminal. sudo apt-get install indicator-sound Log out then back in.
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How can I get applications to display a system tray icon?

elementary OS does not support GtkStatusIcon (commonly referred to as system tray), and will drop support for the Ayatana Indicator API in the next release. GtkStatusIcon (the old API for apps to ...
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How to display CPU-Temperature in Wingpanel?

There are several applications Power-Gadget indicator Download the latest DEB from the official downloadpage and install it manually. PSensor Psensor is avaible via elementary OS' repositories, ...
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How to install wingpanel-slim or super-wingpanel on elementary 0.3 Freya (amd64)?

Both wingpanel-slim and super-wingpanel were developed and maintained by a developer on Launchpad called ~heathbar. Unfortunately, it looks like he abandonded both projects and did not update them to ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

To add the Dropbox icon to the Panel I used the script "Dropbox for elementary OS", available here. Instructions This script, designed for elementary OS, installs the latest version of Dropbox and ...
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Desktop takes forever to load after restart

A solution (or at least temporary workaround) proposed in the bug discussion - https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1596377 - is to rename the file: /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus....
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How can I test the new indicators?

Install Attention! Be careful, this is a test version of a packages, use the virtualization or make a backup for future rollback! Add ppa:elementary-os/staging and ppa:elementary-os/daily and upgrade ...
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How can I get Plank and Wingpanel on both monitors without Mirroring Screens

Plank (Buttom Dockbar): It's really easy to mirror plank to more than one screen. Make sure that dconf Editor is installed:sudo apt-get install dconf-tools. Convert existing dock into dock1 and add ...
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

Dropbox does not recognize Elementary's desktop interface. Therefore, it does not know which icon set to use. This script has been designed for Elementary OS and I really can recommend it: https://...
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

You can make the panel shorter by editing your system's stylesheet. If you haven't modified your system, the file you want to edit is /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css. You can adjust the ...
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How can I fix this strange icon in wingpanel?

How to find out which application indicator is broken You can end the process of each application you are used to see wing-panel step by step and see when the broken indicator hides. In my case it ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

There's no point of running that script (that downloads Dropbox again, plus another time for the executable). Just unset the dropbox application from the startup applications (Parameters=> ...
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Time in wingpanel disappeared

Try re-installing the date-time indicator sudo apt-get install --reinstall indicator-datetime If this doesn't work, try editing the /etc/environment file and put this line at the end of it: LC_ALL="...
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Is there any way to auto hide or customize the top panel? (Freya)

Right now, no way. There is a bug report for wingpanel auto hide. The position of the panel is not configurable.
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

Guide for Luna: After installing Skype, add this PPA which provides a patched sni-qt, and install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rpeshkov/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sni-qt Then ...
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Wingpanel Clock Has Disappeared

I had uninstalled evolution* packages (I thought I didn't need them) and the time indicator dissapeared I reinstalled it with: sudo apt-get install --reinstall indicator-datetime logged out and ...
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

According to elementaryosnewbie's answer on Reddit. Thought it'd be best to have this on the Elementary OS Stack Exchange. Big thanks to him for sharing it. If this has already been posted I apologies ...
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/dropbox.desktop then replace the exec line to Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start dropbox stop dropbox start -i
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How can I change the order of icons in Wingpanel?

I'm pretty sure it is not possible without rewriting Wingpanel. You can propose your wish at the Wingpanel bugtracker, and if the developers like your idea, they may consider implementing it in the ...
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Can I put Wingpanel at the bottom of the screen?

No, it is not possible at the moment and there are currently no plans to add this feature.
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How can I hide some indicator icons?

Well, first of all, that's not a Geary indicator, that's indicator-messages and it has a lot more functionality than just displaying Geary notifications. To delete it completely from your system, ...
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How to change the first day of week on wingpanel calendar?

Use a locale from a culture where that is the norm. You can try to make that a sticky setting for your user in the system, by putting something like that in ~/.xsessionrc export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ...
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Spotify icon tray

It seems the new update has removed the old icon tray, more info here Now I was used to use the icon tray to pause/play forward and rewind musics. Based on one of the comments on the forum I was ...
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Login slow even though booting is fast

There is already a bug report for this problem, see Bug #1596377. As suggested in the comments, the following workaround seems to fix the problem for some users: sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-...
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How can I reduce the space between icons on wingpanel?

I was able to adjust mine. Not sure if an update will affect it but now that i know where it is at i can reset it back to my liking should an update change it. First, open files as an ...
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