Linux: telegram-desktop – no systray icon

By | 03/13/2019

Have the telegram-desktop installed via pacman on the Arch Linux.

After starting – no systray’s icon present and thus can’t see new messages and even can’t exit in a normal way.

This issue is not specific for the Arch Linux and happens on any Linux systems.

Go to the Google and make search with “telegram linux no systray” – the very first result will lead you to the 2017’s year discussion on the Github.

So the solution is just to install the sni-tq:


$ sudo pacman -S sni-qt


Kill Telegram:


$ ps aux | grep tele
setevoy   3754  0.2  2.0 2382584 331040 tty1   Sl   Feb26  13:58 telegram-desktop
$ kill 3754


Re-run it::


$ telegram-desktop 
QApplication: invalid style override passed, ignoring it.
    Available styles: qt5ct-style, Windows, Fusion

(process:21848): Gtk-WARNING **: 12:03:52.331: Locale not supported by C library.
        Using the fallback 'C' locale.