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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 1.20.x currently in Manjaro has not been built for Ayatana indicators, so we need a replacement from the AUR until this changes. 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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