These instructions suppose you use Ubuntu 11.10 or higher and allready have the Classic Gnome Desktop installed. If not, you'll get instructions here: [Getting Back the Classic Ubuntu Look in Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04]
1. Getting back the Notification Area (Icon Tray)
One might think that installing "indicator-applet-complete" might also take care of a installing a notification area or icon tray, where you see little symbols from e.g. a copying dialog or from applications that don't minimize to tray but to this area. Adding it is quite easy:
- Hold the ALT key while right-clicking the panel, where you want to have the icon tray and choose "Add to Panel..."
- Look for the item "Notification Area" choose it and click "Add"
- By holding Alt and right-clicking the area you get the option "Move" to move it wherever you want on the panel
Because of the use of "indicator-applet-complete" you end up with two sound indicators. You'll read how to deal with this when we figured it out ourselves :)
2. Ubuntu Icon next to Applications menu
It's a small issue, but there always used to be a small Ubuntu icon next to your applications menu, and without that it looks kind of strange. This is an easy fix!
- Open up a terminal window (or hit CTRL+ALT+T) and open the according configuration file with administrator rights, by copy/pasting the following line
sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/apps/gnome-panel.css
- Add "-PanelMenuBar-icon-visible: true;" at the end of the section "PanelMenuBar.menubar.menuitem". Make sure to add it after the last ";" of the line before the "}"