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Right after elementary install

So there are a few things I do when I install elementary OS for the first time. Mind you, this is all stuff I found elsewhere but wanted to consolidate it. I'm going to go over them one at a time now. Please forgive me Dan and Cassidy.
They are:

  1. Enable PPAs
  2. Enable Indicator Icons.
  3. Fix indicator spacing.

Enabling PPAs
This is pretty easy.

First
sudo apt update

Second
sudo apt upgrade

Finally
sudo apt install software-properties-common
At this point you should have no issue adding new repos.

Enable Indicator Icons
Seeing how you did an update and upgrade above, we shouldn't need to do it again here. Of course if this is where your starting, go ahead and do one.

First
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary

Second
sudo apt update

Third
sudo apt install indicator-application wingpanel-indicator-ayatana

Fourth
sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop

Fith
Find the line that says..
OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;

Add Pantheon so it looks like so..
OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;

Restart your X session and you should be good to go.

Fix Indicator Spacing
By default the indicator spacing is huge. This is how you fix it.
sudo nano /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css

Find the compositied-indicator class.
It will look like
.composited-indicator {
padding: 0 0px;
}

Change it to.
.composited-indicator {
padding: 0 2px;
}

After all this your bar should look similar to mine depending on the apps your running.


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