Put updatemanager back on panel?

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Put updatemanager back on panel?

Post by dmauldin74 » Sat May 26, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi all. I just started using Cinnamon with the release of Mint 13, and I accidentally removed the update manager icon from my panel. It's the craziest thing, but I just can't figure out how to get it back! Any ideas?

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Re: Noobish Question

Post by cwwgateway » Sat May 26, 2012 11:07 pm

dmauldin74 wrote:Hi all. I just started using Cinnamon with the release of Mint 13, and I accidentally removed the update manager icon from my panel. It's the craziest thing, but I just can't figure out how to get it back! Any ideas?
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Re: Noobish Question

Post by dmauldin74 » Sun May 27, 2012 8:25 am

Yes, thanks. I may have not made myself entirely clear. I can update just fine, it's in the menu. I just can't get the icon back that is in the panel. It's an applet or extension that is set by default to alert you when you have updates, but I accidentally deleted it.

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Post by cwwgateway » Sun May 27, 2012 10:58 am

dmauldin74 wrote:Yes, thanks. I may have not made myself entirely clear. I can update just fine, it's in the menu. I just can't get the icon back that is in the panel. It's an applet or extension that is set by default to alert you when you have updates, but I accidentally deleted it.
Oh. In that case, open Cinnamon Settings and go to Applets. Then check the applet called System Tray.
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Re: Put updatemanager back on panel?

Post by eric k » Sun May 27, 2012 11:49 am

Update Manager isn't a pinned applet; it only appears in the system tray when running, even if it's just running "in the background", similar to how Pidgin, Banshee, and VLC behave.

Launching the program via the Menu should bring it back, and by default it's set to autostart on boot; it'll stay there so long as you don't right-click and select "Quit", it isn't a panel applet you control via Cinnamon Settings.
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Re: Put updatemanager back on panel?

Post by cwwgateway » Sun May 27, 2012 11:54 am

eric k wrote:Update Manager isn't a pinned applet; it only appears in the system tray when running, even if it's just running "in the background", similar to how Pidgin, Banshee, and VLC behave.

Launching the program via the Menu should bring it back, and by default it's set to autostart on boot; it'll stay there so long as you don't right-click and select "Quit", it isn't a panel applet you control via Cinnamon Settings.
I think he removed the System Tray Applet. This is the applet that would make the Update Manager icon appear on the panel. He says he can launch the update manager and it still doesn't make the icon appear on the panel, which would mean he doesn't have the System Tray Applet.
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Re: Noobish Question

Post by dmauldin74 » Sun May 27, 2012 2:26 pm

cwwgateway wrote:
dmauldin74 wrote:Yes, thanks. I may have not made myself entirely clear. I can update just fine, it's in the menu. I just can't get the icon back that is in the panel. It's an applet or extension that is set by default to alert you when you have updates, but I accidentally deleted it.
Oh. In that case, open Cinnamon Settings and go to Applets. Then check the applet called System Tray.
Thanks a million! That did it.

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Re: Noobish Question

Post by cwwgateway » Sun May 27, 2012 9:34 pm

dmauldin74 wrote:
cwwgateway wrote:
dmauldin74 wrote:Yes, thanks. I may have not made myself entirely clear. I can update just fine, it's in the menu. I just can't get the icon back that is in the panel. It's an applet or extension that is set by default to alert you when you have updates, but I accidentally deleted it.
Oh. In that case, open Cinnamon Settings and go to Applets. Then check the applet called System Tray.
Thanks a million! That did it.
I'm glad I could help :) .
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