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    Ayatana indicators on Manjaro MATE


    Ayatana indicators do not need much introduction. Ubuntu users have been using them for ages, and now the Ayatana project offers the very same set of indicators to any other Linux distribution as well, with all Ubuntu dependencies and schemas removed.


    Remove the Ubuntu application indicator

    sudo pamac remove indicator-application

    Install the Ayatana components from the AUR

    pamac build ayatana-ido
    pamac build libayatana-indicator-gtk3
    pamac build libayatana-appindicator-gtk3
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-application
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-power
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-session
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-messages
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-datetime
    pamac build ayatana-indicator-notifications
    # The mate-indicator-applet currently in Manjaro has not been built for Ayatana indicators, so we need a replacement from the AUR until this is fixed.
    pamac build mate-ayatana-indicator-applet

    Tweaks and settings

    Replace the Network Manager systray indicator

    pamac build network-manager-applet-indicator

    Install the Pamac application indicator

    sudo pamac install pamac-tray-appindicator

    Disable Pamac's systray indicator

    cp /etc/xdg/autostart/pamac-tray.desktop $HOME/.config/autostart
    echo "X-MATE-Autostart-enabled=false" >> $HOME/.config/autostart/pamac-tray.desktop
    echo "Hidden=true" >> $HOME/.config/autostart/pamac-tray.desktop

    Let Pamac's application indicator autostart

    cp /etc/xdg/autostart/pamac-tray-appindicator.desktop $HOME/.config/autostart
    sed -i "/OnlyShowIn.*/d" $HOME/.config/autostart/pamac-tray-appindicator.desktop
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