How to get the update manager to run in the panel (as it does by default)?

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Tue Dec 14 20:58:15 CET 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 07:43:27PM +0100, Liviu Andronic wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
>> > How does one get the default Update Manager way of working where it
>> > appears in the xfce panel when new updates are available?
>> >
>> The Update Manager icon appears in the systray (not the panel) when
>> new updates are available. Otherwise, it doesn't.
> Not if you don't do *something* first it doesn't! :-)
This is more of an Ubuntu issue, so it would be appropriate to address
it to xubuntu-users, for example.

> I have update manager installed but it never appears automatically (i.e.
> when some updates are available).  How does it get run and how does it
> get to appear in the systray rather than as a normal application?
I'm not sure. For starters, what version of Ubuntu? Here on 10.04 the
icon appears automatically in systray when updates are available. The
only thing that seems relevant in Settings is the 'check for updates
daily' and 'notify about updates'. Otherwise, try your luck on an
Ubuntu list.


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