XFCE 'Tray Icons' not working (black with a red slashed zero)
Since upgrading Xubuntu a while back (I think to 15.10) some of my tray icons have stopped functioning... One was always there, and when I launched HipChat I found that was the second. Turns out the first was Dropbox - the context menu never worked for that but did for Dropbox...go figure.
After doing a little Googling I stumbled across the following post:
Following advice on the post I copied the autostart config:
cp ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop ~/.config/autostart/start_dropbox.desktop
And made the required edits (note the Exec line).
[Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web #Exec=dropbox start -i Exec=env DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start -i Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=dropbox Categories=Network;FileTransfer; StartupNotify=false
Since HipChat 4 came out the executable is
hipchat4. As I'm still used to launching hipchat with the original
hipchat command I created a script
/usr/local/bin/hipchat to invoke the new HipChat:
As with Dropbox this also works and now the tray icons look fine:
Interestingly, on my laptop Alt+F4 closes the HipChat window, but does not exit the app itself, whereas on my desktop it exits the app too - I've still not fathomed this one...
Update: 23 Jan 2018
Since updating Xubuntu to 17.10 Dropbox went back to the 'broken' icon.
HipChat is long gone because of the issue above.
It seems the solution is to replace
env DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start -i
dbus-launch dropbox start -i