This certainly is a bad question, but I have this window on the bottom left corner of my laptop, which contains icons of a few active applications (here kgpg and hexchat).

Unknown window

I cannot find this window on my desktop (debian as well) and it looks like I cannot use kgpg without that bar (it launches reduced). However I did not find any good search term for google to find which package I need to install or where to activate the needed option to display this bar.

I tried to identify a PID with 'xprop' but it returns 'XdndProxy(WINDOW): window id # 0xe0000a' which does not look very informative.

Here is a full screenshot of the bar: Full screenshot

  • I think it would be much nicer if you included a full screenshot, rather than a tiny bar. By looking at the picture I couldn't even tell you where that bar is located on the screen. – DrZoo Jan 26 '17 at 21:43

This is refereed to as the legacy "tray" icons.

According to this source As for legacy "tray" icons, they can still be accessed in GNOME 3.16 and they are displayed in a "drawer" that uses autohide in the bottom left corner of the screen.

It appears that this is no different than the large icon bar that used to be located on the left hand side of the screen.

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  • I cannot upvote (yet). Now I have a name to search for, thank you very much ! – user2245644 Jan 26 '17 at 22:11
  • @user2245644 that's ok that you can't upvote. I tried looking for more information on it before posting, but that's the best I could find. If you find something more detailed, feel free to edit the answer and add to it. – DrZoo Jan 26 '17 at 22:13

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