The Ubuntu developers are working on switching Canonical's operating system over from using the Unity desktop environment to GNOME. While the desktop being run is changing between Ubuntu 17.04 and version 17.10, the developers are trying to make the user interface familiar to Ubuntu users. A series of blog posts on DidRocks details the efforts to customize the GNOME desktop. The latest post talks about work being done to the system tray: "We are thinking about providing a solution working for us while not exposing the whole systray content for some specific cases like Instant Messaging applications (Empathy, Skype), e-mails (Thunderbird, Evolution) or sync (Dropbox) applications. Indeed, we think it's an important workflow for most of our users base, especially in light with the removal of systray support in the incoming [GNOME] Shell 3.26."
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