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abasel
2nd December 2017, 02:21 AM
After a fresh install of Fedora 27 I no longer seem to have access to the system tray. Tried Super+M and that did not work either.

abasel
2nd December 2017, 11:09 AM
I appear to have the wrong terminology. What is missing is the "Tray Icon Draw"

srakitnican
2nd December 2017, 01:03 PM
Yeah, they've removed it in Gnome 3.26, use something else if you want the tray :)

Dutchy
2nd December 2017, 09:13 PM
Gnome devs removed it because it doesn't fit their vision of the linux desktop (which apparently is a system that looks nice but is dog slow and cannot be used to get any work done).
They expect you to read the news and install the topicons extension and apparently app devs should use some non-existent replacement apis, just like the mozilla situation.

lsatenstein
3rd December 2017, 07:14 AM
The system tray is there in a different layout. From the top right corner, click on the screwdriver/wrench icon.
It will open up the new system tray layout.
Major setting info is in the left pane, and details are in the right pane.
For example, look at the background entry. There you see the active and locked screen images.

I do find there are more/better settings facilities provided.

srakitnican
4th December 2017, 10:29 PM
Gnome devs removed it because it doesn't fit their vision of the linux desktop (which apparently is a system that looks nice but is dog slow and cannot be used to get any work done).
They expect you to read the news and install the topicons extension and apparently app devs should use some non-existent replacement apis, just like the mozilla situation.

Did you tried the extension and it actually worked? Last time I've checked, no extension worked. Extension active, no icons.

Even if it did work, I am not sure how I feel about Gnome banning this essential feature that is widely spread. They either don't care about any non-gnome software or their aim is too high.

alphacrucis
4th December 2017, 11:31 PM
topicons extension with f27 works fine for me with things like dropbox and skype.

lsatenstein
5th December 2017, 07:02 PM
I use TaskBar. It works GREAT!!!