How to add App Indicators icons in the wingpanel/top panel on elementary OS 5.1 Hera


Today we are looking at how to display, app indicators in elementary OS 5.1.  As an example, to show that it works I show that the Skype indicator appears.  Please take note that I already installed Skype, but here is a tutorial on how to do it.  There will also be an orange icon about the internet connection which will be there, I don't know how to remove it

This feature was removed in Elementary 5.0 Juno but we can take the application that was created for Elementary OS 4 and use it in Elementary 5.0 and now 5.1 Hera.  I will explain each step now so that you know exactly what will happen step by step and you can follow the whole process in the video.  Enjoy!

In the first step, we create a folder where we will add a command to autostart when booting up your system.  In the second step, we add a command to the folder we created in step one, to start the app indicator application.  In step number three we specify, some specifics in the command we just added for the indicators.  In the fourth command, we download the package of Elementary 4 to show app indicators and in the fifth command, we install it.  Lastly, we reboot our system and everything should work smoothly.

Instructions:
1)mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart

2) cp /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop ~/.config/autostart/

3) sed -i 's/^OnlyShowIn.*/OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;/' ~/.config/autostart/indicator-application.desktop

4) wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana/wingpanel-indicator-ayatana_2.0.3+r27+pkg17~ubuntu0.4.1.1_amd64.deb

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

6) reboot your system

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