How To Enable Ayatana AppIndicators in Elementary OS Juno - As most of you may already know, Elementary OS 5 Juno is available to download few days ago. Sadly, it lack Ayatana AppIndicators support. So today, I'm gonna show you how to get the tray back.

Indicator application and wingpanel indicator ayatana are the packages that responsible for displaying Ayatana Application Indicators in Elementary OS.

The second one is no longer included in the standard Elementary Juno repository.

Bring Back AppIndicators in Elementary OS 5 Juno

The indicator-application is installed out of the box, but you have to tweak it in order to with Pantheon. To do so, follow the instructions below :

Appindicator Elementary OS Juno

Let's get started folks!

First, copy indicator-application.desktop to ~/.config directory :

mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
cp /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop ~/.config/autostart/

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Once copied, now open it with your preferred Linux text editor (e.g nano, code, sublime, vim etc) and then add "Pantheon;" in "OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;" :

Indicator Application Elementary OS Juno

See the screenshot above for more details.

As mentioned earlier, the wingpanel-indicator-ayatana is no longer available in Juno. But you can download the .deb package and install it manually :

sudo dpkg -i wingpanel-indicator-ayatana_2.0.3+r27+pkg17~ubuntu0.4.1.1_amd64.deb

Install Wingpanel Indicator Ayatana Juno

Now log out and log back in to see the changes. Enjoy the app indicator in Juno!.