[Users] Ubuntu 13.04 and systray?

Nicolas Iselin nicolas.claws at iselin.ch
Sun Jun 9 09:34:01 CEST 2013

Am Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:55:55 +0200
schrieb Bjørn T Johansen <btj at havleik.no>:

> On Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:47:01 +0200
> Marcel van der Boom <marcel at hsdev.com> wrote:
> > What I did to get a tray icons for some of my applications,
> > including claws mail, was basically follow the instructions here:
> > 
> > http://www.webupd8.org/2013/05/how-to-get-systray-whitelist-back-in.html
> > 
> Hmmm... Sounds a bit extreme but it seems to be the only way... Have
> to think about it... Thx... :)

I never cared about Claws' notifier, but for some other applications I 
needed it. As I prefer to understand things and do them from the
command line (AND systemwide), find below what I did on precise

I am not sure if I am missing the point here, as it wasn't fully clear
to me in the above link if this is the same on "raring" as on
"precise" or not. If it does not work - sorry for the noise. 

. check the current setting with:

  gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

  The original output on my system was:

  ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'Update-notifier']

. create a file in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
  e.g. 99_local.gschema.override

. Put this in it:
  systray-whitelist=['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'Update-notifier', 'claws-mail']

  I am not sure if it is really 'claws-mail' or sth else.

. Then: 

  glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

. Then logout/login.

. Then check the new settings again:
  gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

This helped for me. HTH


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