Skype icon and Update Manager not appearing in systray [SOMETIMES]

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Skype icon and Update Manager not appearing in systray [SOMETIMES]

Post by ron_h » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:31 pm

LMDE3 Cinnamon 64bit

I've just updated from LMDE2 to LMDE3. I have Skype (which says it's the latest version) set to startup with the system. However, the icon does not appear in the systray. If I go into the menu and click on Skype, it comes up immediately (but still not in the systray) so it seems to be running. How do I get the icon to appear in the systray ? It worked just fine with LMDE2, by the way.

Ron
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Re: Skype icon not appearing in systray

Post by ron_h » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 pm

In the .xsession-errors file I note the following
cinnamon-session[938]: EggSMClient-WARNING: t+0.82496s: Desktop file '/home/ron/.config/autostart/skype.desktop' has malformed Icon key 'skype.png'(should not include extension)
It looks like this might be relevant but I have no idea what to do next

Ron

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Re: Skype icon not appearing in systray

Post by ron_h » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 am

Sometimes I hate computers.

I shut down the system for a few hours. When I booted up again, the Skype icon is in the systray.

The line I noted from xsession-errors before appears in the current xsession-errors file this time too.

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Re: Skype icon not appearing in systray [SOMETIMES]

Post by ron_h » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:28 am

Well, sometimes after I boot up, the Skype icon does not appear in the system tray even though I have Skype in my Startup Applications. For the last couple of weeks, sometimes the Update Manager icon also does not appear in the system tray. In both cases, if I start the apps via the menu, the relevant icon then does appear in the system tray.

Ron

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