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no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:14 am

Hello,

Firstly, I noticed that my red icon when Simple Screenrecorder is running is not present in the taskbar. There are also no icons of Video and VLC

Thank you for your help!
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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:34 am

What is the version of Mint and your desktop environment? If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

Code: Select all

inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by jojopara » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:42 pm

System: Host: down Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:38 pm

First question: Do you have the tray applet in the panel? If so you should most probably see the icon for the update manager. In case you have it removed, open the applet settings and add it again.

Second: Open the settings for the sound applet and disable the option for removing the icons for compatible media playback.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:43 am

Hi Cosmo,
I could not find such an option.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:05 am

jojopara wrote: I could not find such an option.
I gave 2 advices. To which of both might this answer belong to?

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:09 am

Sorry, my mistake.

Terminology issue: Not sure what a tray applet is. I suppose it is the icon of the software that is running. If so, I don't have it. The taskbar is visible.

My answer refers to the second question. There is no option at all to remove the icons for compatible media playback.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:06 am

Open the applet settings and look carefully: The tray applet is there. Re-add it. The name Tray does not necessarily appear as a bold set name (they are language dependent), but as a name in the second line for each applet (named systray).

Regarding the sound-applet: The said setting is definitely there. Look more carefully or show us a screenshot of the settings dialog for the sound applet.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:15 pm

Thanks a whale, Cosmo!!

I was doing the wrong place.

It all started because Simplescreenrecored stopped and stiil does not turn red when recording.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:13 pm

What about the tray and the sound applet setting?

Also: Open the general settings of Cinnamon and disable the support for indicators.

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Re: no icons of running soft im taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:20 pm

Cosmo,

Your last line helped me!

Thank you very much indeed!

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:36 am

Hello again,

After 2 years (so it seems to me) of running simplescreenrecorder without issues, its icon in the system tray is not visible again,but the programme is threr and running - only the icon is invisible . I ran into the same problem a few moths ago and simple reinstalled Mint 18/3. There is no issue doing it again as I will have my system up and running in half an hour, but I want a more 'scientific' solution.

Cosmo's ''Also: Open the general settings of Cinnamon and disable the support for indicators.' which helped at the date of the post does not work now!

Any other suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:26 am

What about the sys tray applet. Is it marked as added in the applet dialog?

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:12 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:26 am
What about the sys tray applet. Is it marked as added in the applet dialog?
I am afraid I do not understand. What sys trau applet? simpkescreebrecorder is a programme which I run by clicking on it. It goes to the sys traym but its icon is invisible. All I want is to be able to see it.

What applet dialogue? WHat is this and where?

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:43 pm

We had talked about it in this thread. Please reread the complete thread.

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:09 am

I am ar a terminology loss! For me applet is a small programme like Weather sitting in the sys tray. I think you use it interchangeably with software programme.

I could not follow your instructions as I do not find the items you mention. A small video showing my problem. https://imgur.com/a/BvdN1

Thank you!

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:39 am

The video is far too tiny for my eyes; I cannot identify anything.

Try this:
Right click the pane on an empty (!) place and select to add an applet. Now look for the sys tray applet and check, if it is marked a being added to the panel Add it, if this is not the case,

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Hello Cosmo,

In the video , you have to look at the bottom right corner. Yhere you will wee how I righy-click on SSR icon which is invisible.

I added and revoved Trash can applet. It shows as any other icon ob the sys tray. Is this what you wanted>

ONLY SSR ICON IS NOT VISIBLE, AKK OTHERS ARE.

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:17 pm

With my old eyes this video has the same meaning, as if you watch your smartphone out of a distance of 10 meter and shall recognize, what it displays. So forget it.

If you would responded somehow to my last advice, I could have read it.

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Re: no icons of running soft in taskbar

Post by jojopara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm

I responded. I wrote about Trash applet.

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