tray icon lost (upper bar of desktop)

Asked by hany abdelwhab on 2010-11-04

I lost some icons from the system tray like the power icon and pidgin and rhythmbox and chat I look for many topics but no one help just fix the pidgin problem

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This question was originally filed as bug #670907.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

You can add again power icon with contextual menu on desktop upper bar.
Check if it is the case for the two other ones.
If not, try to uninstall (with keeping data)/install via Synaptic or Software-Center.

Hi hany abdelwhab, try the following:

Right click on top panel, choose 'Add to Panel', type "indicator" into "find window",
click on "Indicator Applet", "Add", click to "Indicator Applet Session", "Add", close.
(last possible missing is "Notification Area).

You can move, lock or remove these indicators after right clicking on them.


GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #4

power icon and pidgin and rhythmbox these can be restored in different ways.
 power icon can be added by right click a blank spot then add to panel .
 pidgin and rythmbox can by find in drop down list right click then add to panel .

tip you can right click and unlock , right click again and click move and move anywhere even to the other panel , remember to lock after finished .

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