I have many applications with tray icons like davmail, hardware monitor. I miss this feature on Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone have a solution?
There are some tools like Skype indicator, but I need a general solution for this problem so that I can add application icons to the system tray.
You may need to do two things:
1. Install the sni-qt libraries.
Install sni-qt (click on the link), or with
sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386from the terminal, and then restart Skype. The tray/panel icon should now be back!
2. You may also need to whitelist the indicator
We don't know why, but for some systems this additional step is required before the indicator will show (thanks to Bruno Pereira!)
Install the package
dconf-tools(click on the link), or from the terminal with
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Open dconf editor from the Dash (or
On the left sidebar, use the triangles to navigate to desktop > unity > panel. On Ubuntu 12.10 you instead need to navigate to com > canonical > unity > panel. Double-click on the orange
[JavaEmbedded...]part on the right, and add
,'skype'to allow the Skype indicator to show, as below:
Press Enter, close dconf editor, logout and login -- your indicator should now be back!