Due to Ubuntu’s new ‘Unity’ UI some programs are unable to place tray icons in the top bar. One way to resolve this is to install dconf-tools and manually enter the programs you want to appear.
- First we need to install dconf-tools by typing the following in terminal:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
- Now load dconf-tools from Unity or terminal.
- Drill down to ‘desktop‘ –> ‘unity‘ –> ‘panel‘, and add the programs you want inside the ‘systray-whitelist‘ value.
An example of mine is shown below:
As you can see, Skype and Jungle Disk have been added.