Monthly Archives: April 2013

remaining battery time in gnome3 by Schubi

works great!

on system running Ubuntu 12.04


skype icon in the gnome3 notifications area

followed the steps as outlined and works like a charm.
Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3.

Here is from Korenmḱov’s blog:

Ubuntu 12.04 Skype tray icon (Gnome 3)

Enabling Skype notification icon for Gnome 3 is a bit more difficult, than for Unity. Anyway, here how you do it.

install gnome-tweak-tool mkdir ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status

Edit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/extension.js

nano ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/extension.js

And paste the following

const StatusIconDispatcher = imports.ui.statusIconDispatcher;
function enable() {
    StatusIconDispatcher.STANDARD_TRAY_ICON_IMPLEMENTATIONS['skype'] = 'skype';
function disable() {
    StatusIconDispatcher.STANDARD_TRAY_ICON_IMPLEMENTATIONS['skype'] = '';
function init() {

Now edit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/metadata.json

nano ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/metadata.json

And insert

  "shell-version": ["3.4.1", "3.2.1", "3.2"],
  "uuid": "skype-status",
  "name": "Skype Status Icon",
  "description": "Integrates Skype Client into the status bar"

where shell-version parameter corresponds to your current gnome shell version.

You can find additional shell extensions after your Gnome 3 session is restarted. See Applications -> Advanced Settings -> Shell Extensions:

Turn it on and restart your session again. By the way, the same trick works for Pidgin as well. Source: