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    Default System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Today I removed all the offensive repositories and ran `zypper dup`. It downloaded some 1 GB of stuff and installed it. The process completed successfully (at least as per the console log) and after that parts of my KDE crashed. The panel vanished, wallpaper vanished, but windows were still there, and I was also able to switch across virtual desktops etc. After a system reboot, my panel did not reappear. So I created a new one and set up various widgets on it. The widgets seem to behave correctly. Except one. The system tray. It does not seem to show icons for any non-system apps. Clementine, Dropbox, Kazam, Skype etc do not show up in that area. What should I do so that they show up there?

    More info that can potentially help reduce the solution space:

    The repositories that I currently have:
    Code:
    acb70333:~ # zypper lr
    # | Alias                    | Name                     | Enabled | Refresh
    --+--------------------------+--------------------------+---------+--------
    1 | Tumbleweed               | Tumbleweed               | Yes     | Yes    
    2 | openSUSE Current OSS     | openSUSE Current OSS     | Yes     | Yes    
    3 | openSUSE Current non-OSS | openSUSE Current non-OSS | Yes     | Yes    
    4 | openSUSE Current updates | openSUSE Current updates | Yes     | Yes
    A screenshot illustrating some bits:
    Cheers,
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    Rahul, most applications do not appear in the system tray. ON my PC, the only added ones, not included by default are the HP Toolbox (for HP printers) and the APC UPS monitor. Others do exist, but few applications will appear there. Also, as I peer at your display, it seems that perhaps you failed to add the Task Manager (or it is just in the wrong place), another widget that on my PC by default shows up between the Pager (Virtual Desktops) and the System Tray. I am thinking that you are missing the Task Manager and hoping running apps will show in the System Tray, but I could be wrong on your intent.

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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    missingfaktor wrote:

    > It does not seem to show icons for any
    > non-system apps. Clementine, Dropbox, Kazam, Skype etc do not show up in
    > that area.

    They don't show unless they are running
    Is that what you are saying?

    Of course you did have 50 + repos and 'dup' back to vanilla. I seem to recall suggesting a re-install.

    Test a new user login (you can't really try dropbox in that) but clementine, skype should give you
    enough to see if it works there.

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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Rahul, most applications do not appear in the system tray. ON my PC, the only added ones, not included by default are the HP Toolbox (for HP printers) and the APC UPS monitor. Others do exist, but few applications will appear there. Also, as I peer at your display, it seems that perhaps you failed to add the Task Manager (or it is just in the wrong place), another widget that on my PC by default shows up between the Pager (Virtual Desktops) and the System Tray. I am thinking that you are missing the Task Manager and hoping running apps will show in the System Tray, but I could be wrong on your intent.


    Thank You,

    Thank you for your response!


    Before I ran zypper dup, these apps showed up in system tray when running. Now they don't.


    As for the task-manager, I use an alternative -> icon-only task-manager. The one you see with those big Unity-like icons. But I think that's orthogonal to this problem.


    I am not hoping for running apps to show in system tray. I just want the system tray menus of some apps back. This picture below is from one of my older screenshots. You can see Skype and Dropbox showing up in system tray.


    Cheers,
    Rahul.

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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    missingfaktor wrote:

    > It does not seem to show icons for any
    > non-system apps. Clementine, Dropbox, Kazam, Skype etc do not show up in
    > that area.

    They don't show unless they are running
    Is that what you are saying?
    No. I meant they don't show up when they should. See my last post.


    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Of course you did have 50 + repos and 'dup' back to vanilla. I seem to recall suggesting a re-install.
    Yes, I remember. I am still trying to get system in working condition without having to reinstall.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Test a new user login (you can't really try dropbox in that) but clementine, skype should give you
    enough to see if it works there.
    Thank you. I will try that.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    I am not hoping for running apps to show in system tray. I just want the system tray menus of some apps back.
    Not sure I follow. Because when dropbox and skype and clementine are running, they should be in the tray.
    Just check the setting didn't get switched so they are hidden.

    Did you test a new user? (This basically starts a new and clean kde session, so we can see if if there is some crud in your current user that is messing things up)
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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Not sure I follow. Because when dropbox and skype and clementine are running, they should be in the tray.
    Just check the setting didn't get switched so they are hidden.
    As my first screenshot shows, these applications no more show up in system tray settings either. (They did, before my last `zypper dup`.)

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Did you test a new user? (This basically starts a new and clean kde session, so we can see if if there is some crud in your current user that is messing things up)
    Yes, I did. This problem is not present for other user. Screesnhot:

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    > 1 | Tumbleweed | Tumbleweed | Yes | Yes
    > 2 | openSUSE Current OSS | openSUSE Current OSS | Yes | Yes
    > 3 | openSUSE Current non-OSS | openSUSE Current non-OSS | Yes | Yes
    > 4 | openSUSE Current updates | openSUSE Current updates | Yes | Yes


    PLEASE post to the correct forum: if you use Tumbleweed post to that
    forum, ONLY....here, http://tinyurl.com/3ljwanm

    and, when a person with 32,000 posts here suggests you should do a fresh
    format re-install (rather than running zypper dup) do it or suffer the
    consequences of going off on your own.

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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    > 1 | Tumbleweed | Tumbleweed | Yes | Yes
    > 2 | openSUSE Current OSS | openSUSE Current OSS | Yes | Yes
    > 3 | openSUSE Current non-OSS | openSUSE Current non-OSS | Yes | Yes
    > 4 | openSUSE Current updates | openSUSE Current updates | Yes | Yes


    PLEASE post to the correct forum: if you use Tumbleweed post to that
    forum, ONLY....here, Tumbleweed
    Oops, sorry about that. I did the same mistake again (i.e. posting to wrong forum). I will move the thread to Tumbleweed side.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    and, when a person with 32,000 posts here suggests you should do a fresh
    format re-install (rather than running zypper dup) do it or suffer the
    consequences of going off on your own.

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    Two things:
    1. zypper dup was also suggested by him yesterday. I did not try it off my own accord.
    2. As my last post shows, the system tray is working just fine for other user on the system, implying that it's my KDE settings that might have gone wrong somewhere. I don't think this particular problem is of the kind that will need a reinstall. I could be wrong though.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: System tray not showing Dropbox, Clementine, Skype, Kazam etc.

    Here is what you could try
    It will loose all your personalized kde settings, but all your files etc remain
    Logout and do a console login in as your usual userthen do
    Code:
    mv .kde4 .kde-old
    any stuff you need from the old kde settings will be in .kde4-oldBut limit it to stuff like konversation or kmail etc...Just re-do all the look and feel
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