Unity Desktop with Global Systray Whitelist

PPA description

This PPA provides a patched version of the Unity Desktop that reverts the horrible decision by Canonical to remove the systray whitelist. This bug was reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/974480 and "fixed" in the 6.12.0daily13.02.07-0ubuntu1 build. This PPA provides the latest Unity build with all patches applied *EXCEPT* the one that removes the systray whitelist. I have attached my diff to the original bug report so anybody who wishes can apply the patch to their own branch of Unity and revert this change.

**** UPDATE ****
With 13.10 Canonical removed support for the com.canonical.Unity.Panel schema altogether. Rather than hunt down where this was done I created a new patch that simply whitelists _all_ systray applications. So now you just need to enable this ppa and restart unity to get your systray icons back.

**** Below information is outdated. Kept for historical reference only ****
Note: These packages do not auto-whitelist anything. You will still need to edit your whitelist to see systray items like this:

View whitelist:
gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

Set Whitelist (this example will Whitelist everything):
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:timekiller/unity-systrayfix to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/timekiller/unity-systrayfix/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/timekiller/unity-systrayfix/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
1024R/1484395B (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
9008E1B528E99241477492348744F0FB1484395B

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Jason Donahue.

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unity 7.1.2+13.10.20131014.1-0ubuntu1systray2 Jason Donahue (2013-11-05)
unity 7.0.0daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1systray2 Jason Donahue (2013-11-05)
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