Status of 'Status Icon' in GNOME Shell

A collection of resources related to the status/support of Status Icons (aka System Tray, Notification Area, Top Icons, App Indicators) in GNOME.

related threads in this forum:

other resources I found enlightening:

I’m writing this both for the community and for me. My motivation sparked after reading GNOME/gnome-shell-extensions#321.

That bug might well be bread and butter of FLOSS developers. Some random user in the internet requesting a feature and turning hostile after 5 messages. I’m empathetic to the developers and bug triagers.

On the other hand, I see the ¿perceived? increase of this hostile-type issues a natural consequence of the wider exposure to development process brought by gitlab/discourse. And wider exposure has a positive balance IMHO.

After reading the following comment:

The failed “system tray” concept has been discussed many many many many times before in the last 10 years.

I told to myself “let’s look for it” and thus this post. Hoping this get more exposure and reach users before they reach gitlab.

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Another interesting page, comparing the different alternatives to
systray: https://islinuxabout.xyz/systray/

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What a lovely first contribution to discourse. Thank you for putting that together for easy reference for later. Very much appreciated.

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