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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. This theme is a community maintained addition to elementary OS's default icon theme. It contains icons for several third party applications that resemble ...


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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 show-seconds true If you don't want to show seconds anymore you can use this: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime show-seconds false


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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 if you've installed dropbox with the current user, that's already done.


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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-multiload/stable-daily && sudo apt update && sudo apt install indicator-multiload Then run it for the first time from the Applications menu. ...


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Enter the following in a terminal. sudo apt-get install indicator-sound Log out then back in.


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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 place icons in the panel) has been deprecated since 2014 and is not implemented in elementary OS. Please file a report with application developers that are still ...


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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 work with Freya (last change to wingpanel-slim was 2013-11-19, last change to super-wingpanel was 2014-03-04). Therefore, sadly, there is (currently) no way to ...


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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). Here are the basic steps: Make indicator-application recognise Pantheon: mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart cp /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop ~/....


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To add the Dropbox icon to Wingpanel I used the script "Dropbox for elementary OS", available here. Instructions This script, designed for elementary OS, installs the latest version of Dropbox and integrates it with WingPanel. Before you install You need to install git with: sudo apt-get install git and uninstall any previous version of Dropbox on your ...


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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.desktop to /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.disabled This fixed it immediately for me.


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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, to install it open a terminal session and run the following command: sudo apt-get install psensor Sensors indicator Add the following PPA to your sources or ...


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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 libgranite3 wingpanel and greeter packages: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/staging sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get ...


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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://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox Alternatively, you can try running the following commands to use Unity's icon set. dropbox stop ...


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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 was the Dropbox indicator. How to fix the Dropbox indicator You can run the following script from Nathan Dyer to fix it: https://github.com/nathandyer/...


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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=> Applications => Startup) And then create a new startup application with these instructions env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start You will ...


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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="en_US.UTF-8" Log out and log back in, and it should display your clock. For a detailed reading: Launchpad-Bug-Report


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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 height of the panel by reducing the padding in the selector .composited-indicator. The current version of the stylesheet doesn't style .composited-indicator ...


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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 download and install the skype-wrapper icon pack: wget https://github.com/rpeshkov/skype-wrapper/archive/master.zip unzip master.zip (cd skype-wrapper-master/ &...


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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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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 dock2, dock3 .. :cd ~/.config/plank & mkdir dock2 dock3 .. Copy settings files:cp dock1/settings dock2/ & cp dock1/settings dock3/ .. Link icons form ...


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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 everything went fine also check: https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/1377/244


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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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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, you can execute this command: sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages After it, all you need to do is to re-login (I have just tested this and it works). Names ...


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I highly suggest you to try out my-weather-indicator. It will satisfy all of your needs. Here's a screenshot showing the weather in Amsterdam: Installation instructions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator It kind of has a huge dropdown menu once you right-click it that shows you the ...


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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 future.


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No, it is not possible at the moment and there are currently no plans to add this feature.


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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 export LANGUAGE=en_US.utf-8 export LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8 export LC_MEASUREMENT=en_GB.UTF-8 Which is basically "I want system messages in American, but time and ...


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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 wable to create actions to the spotify icon on the dock. First do open the spotify.desktop sudo nano /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop Then at this at ...


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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 for the double post. Here is how it looks: Open file manager up as administrator and go to: /usr/share/themes/name-of-your-theme-folder/gtk-3.0 Place the ...


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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-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop.backup This worked for me, no delayed startup for the last couple of days (before it was ~2min after ...


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