Getting an Appimage that lives in systray working

#1

Hey folks, I have a particular appimage I want to run. It’s called Recollectr. It lives in the system tray but in AL i can’t get it to show up. I tried in in Manjaro i3 and it worked just fine… not sure why it won’t run. I was hoping someone smarter than I would check it out and see if they can find a solution…

Thanks

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#2

You’re using i3 on AL as well? If so, are you using polybar or the i3bar for the system information and tray?

If it’s polybar, the tray may not be working; it’s always been kind of dicey, and I don’t know if it’s been improved.

If you’re using the i3bar, check the bar stanza in your i3 config. I don’t know what the AL default is, but make sure this line in not in the bar stanza:

tray_output none

That disables the system tray. If present, comment it out, or change it to your liking - i3 documentation.

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#3

Thanks, the indicators work for other apps…just not this one

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#4

Sorry man I am using BumbleBee status which has an in built systray.

Its not something to do with the settings in the app itself?

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#5

Do you know that it’s actually not running? Maybe it’s there, but not displaying an icon. Bunsen Labs had that problem with a couple applications. If you click in the system tray, does the application come up?

Try changing your icon theme and seeing if it shows; not sure what Manjaro uses by default.I think the BL devs had to make a couple custom icons for their apps (battery icon as I recall).

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#6

Does it look like there is a gap in the system tray icon spacing; your application may be running, but the icon not showing.

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#7

I’ve been wanting to give that one a try.

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#8

Weirdest thing…woke up this morning and it was working… with no adjustments…weird.

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#9

The power of sleep ! Always something weird s happening , wonder how the systray file looks like @TimApple

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#10

The one with the Re was the one acting up, but it just started working.

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#11

Thx for sharing, guess that you rebooted right ! Sometimes it happens after reboots…

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#12

I did a couple of times… it’s really just a mystery.

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#13

lol, sometimes their s nothing to understand.

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#14

Put that on a t-shirt and make your fortune.

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#15

lol, you bet @PackRat

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#16

Lol…added it to my list of tshirt ideas…I have an amazon merch account…will be made soon…lol

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#17

It’s the easiest out of the lot if you just want your bar to work with minimal fiddling.

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