No Optimus-Manager icon in tray

I installed Optimus-Manager and all works fine from the command line. But no tray icon has been added to my tray.

I have searched the forum but the other problems seem to be with icons going missing after install. All my other icons are still there I just don’t have a new one for Optimus-Manager.

inxi -FAZ --no-host | eos-sendlog output:

Any ideas?

tray itself is working? and using dex?

Yes all the icons on the tray are working fine. Being a new user I didn’t know what dex was but the answer is yes. I’ve not changed any of the default install behavior of i3wm.

pacman -Qs dex
would show if it is installed

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Thanks. Yes, it’s installed:

$ pacman -Qs dex
local/dex 0.9.0-1
Program to generate and execute DesktopEntry files of type Application
local/libimagequant 4.1.1-1
Library for high-quality conversion of RGBA images to 8-bit indexed-color (palette) images
local/python-ordered-set 4.1.0-4
A MutableSet that remembers its order, so that every entry has an index
local/tracker3 3.5.3-2
Desktop-neutral user information store, search tool and indexer

And you have installed optimus-manager-qt? It is needed for it to show on the system tray.

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That was indeed the step that I missed, thanks very much.

However to get it to appear I need to manually run it. Where should I add optimus-manager-qt so that it appears automatically?

add it to an exec line in the i3 config:


Add it in autostart applications. I’m not familiar with i3, but I’m sure it has a way of doing this.

Great thanks. All working now!


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