View Full Version : [ubuntu] Two battery icons in panel

August 17th, 2010, 01:13 PM
I've recently installed 10.04 on my laptop and spent some time configuring it. A while ago I've noticed that there are now two battery icons in the panel in the top-right corner. One seems to be attached to the indicator applet and the other one sits by itself. Changing the settings in the Power Management menu affects both icons in the same way (I can either show or hide them both). Is there any way to remove the extra icon and just keep the one integrated into the indicator?

This is a very minor annoyance really, but it'd still be nice if there was a fix for it.

Update: Now the battery icon in the indicator applet has changed to the chat "evelope" icon, but it still acts as a battery icon (same menu). Something is definitely not right here...

August 17th, 2010, 01:19 PM
when you right click on it, can't you remove it?

August 17th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Nope, right-click does nothing, and left-click opens a menu showing only the status and a link to the preferences menu (which is also of no help)

October 15th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I also have the same problem after upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10
at 11.04 the battery icon is missing, but 11.10 becomes two
how to remove it???

October 19th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Yeah, got two icons as well in 11.10 after upgrade from 11.04. Had 1 icon in 11.04. Now that I have two, only one 'works'. Haven't felt like poking around the OS yet, but there must be a simple fix.

October 23rd, 2011, 08:30 AM
It's been reported as a bug:


But a quick solution is to make sure you haven't whitelisted all tray apps.

Open DConf-Editor, go to desktop-unity-panel, and look at the "systray-whitelist" item.

If it says ['all'], change it to ['skype','empathy'] and add in any other particular apps you need. Then logout and back in.