Ubuntu 14.04 systray fix

October 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments

In Ubuntu 12.04, we need to whitelist application to show in systray, but Ubuntu 14.04 removed the systray whitelist settings from DConf. This caused issues for applications like xchat, parcellite etc.

System Tray

System Tray with Xchat

Even though I found lot of solution while googleing, the only one worked for ubuntu 14.04 is,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade

If you don’t want to update the whole packages, you can try installing only the following ones,

sudo apt-get install libunity-core-6.0-9 unity unity-services

After installing you need to either logout and login or restart your computer. Now the applications likes xchat can be easily minimized to system tray and open when ever you want.

Revath S Kumar [RSK]

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