Indicator - Ubuntu: Questions and Answers (2014)

Ubuntu: Questions and Answers (2014)


Skip to questions, Wiki by user jorge-castro

Over the next few releases, Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area (sometimes known as the system tray) because of its clutter, inconsistency and poor integration with the rest of the panel. We are replacing it with two types of status menu: custom status menus for programs, known as application indicators and system status menus for messaging, power, sound, etc.

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Q: How to show time in Ubuntu 13.10

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Just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10.

Everything went fine but I don't see the time in the top right corner of the 'top bar' anymore. I tried to right click on it so I could get some options but nothings shows.

I'm sure it's obvious but I don't see it.

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User: paté

Answer by lorenzo-ancora

Already solved here and here.
From the terminal:

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime

sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata

sudo killall unity-panel-service

Then logout & login from the graphic session.
If the clock is still hidden/grayed out:

Time&Date panel --> Clock --> Show a clock in the menu bar

If it still doesn't work report a bug on Launchpad.
*edited to solve a bigger slice of problems.

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Q: No Dropbox icon in the indicator panel?

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I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine and everything has been working fine, except I don't see the Dropbox indicator. I have installed and re-installed Dropbox multiple times and can confirm that it's running in the background (with ps -e | grep dropbox).

Does anyone know how to get it back?

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User: tusharkant15

Answer by mifas

Found a solution at the comment #7 from the Ubuntu bug:

1. Install package sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

2. Log out, and then log back in (or issue dropbox stop && dropbox start at the command line)

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Q: How to show time in Ubuntu 13.10

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