How to Enable the Systray Whitelist in Ubuntu 13.04

If you are anything like me, you used to enjoy whitelisting applications like checkgmail and rssowl.  Then, the change was made with Raring that we could no longer whitelist applications.  This can be difficult when your favorite programs do not use Ubuntu indicator applets.  If you want your ability to whitelist back, there is a PPA that comes with Unity patched to re-enable the systray whitelist.

The commands you need to type are:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:timekiller/unity-systrayfix

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Once you do this, you then need to type Alt + F2 and type in “unity” (without the quotes), or log out and back in.Then open dconf-editor and navigate to com > canonical > unity > panel.  The systray whitelist should be there, so you can enable apps.

Remember to restart unity after you have added applications.

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