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Wifi icon gone rogue: 18.04


Checked with other icon sets and the problem seem to be with Pocillo icon pack or how Budgie handles the status icons. I’ve checked status icons under Pocilio icon folders and there are specific icons for 3G, 4G, WiFi, etc. The problem is ‘L (for LTE I think) with bars’ is superimposed over a WiFi icon.

With gnome icon pack:

With Papirus, on Ubuntu Budgie:

With Papirus, on Ubuntu GNOME:


Pocillo is made up of three icon sets in /usr/share/icons


So if you can please try to identify which icon is causing the issue then we can fix it.


@fossfreedom I commented the Inherits line in index.theme for Pocillo icon and the mobile data icon is still messed up. Let me know if there are other ways I can try.


When I used Ubuntu Gnome with the Budgie Desktop, I had this issue, that was later gone. Now with the fresh 18.10 install the issue reappeared. I have to delete and re-add it …


I have a test budgie-network-applet that hopefully resolves this. Could you try this please?

If you haven’t already - enable our backports PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports

Then install the new applet:

sudo apt install budgie-network-applet

Logout and login and add the new “Network” applet via budgie-settings to your panel.

Let me know how this works out for you.


Happy 2019! I spent my early part testing your network-applet. So far, so good! No floating. Tried my Citrix app, which broke this badly before. While those taskbar icons seem to float for a good 5-10 seconds, a minimizing and maximizing of the screen and showing then hiding the taskbar again seems to do away with that for good, and all is well! I’ll test it more later in the day, but so far, GREAT work!


I found time to install and test the applet on my dell laptop only today. After logging back in, I was unable to add the system tray icon to the panel. It showed in the list, but wasn’t present in the panel. Purging the applet brought things back to normal. For the better, the system tray icon has not been showing any rogue behavior over the last couple of weeks. I just installed it today to give you a feedback.


Well, in some situations, the Citrix icons still float when the taskbar is hidden in intelligent or automatic modes. The wifi one, though, does not…