MullVAD VPN system tray applet

I’ve got mullvad-vpn installed and it’s working fine. However in Ubuntu it has a padlock in the system tray so it’s easy to access the app and see at a glance if it’s connected. This does not seem to be present in NixOS? It may be that I’m missing a Gnome extension or something else which means that it does not display or maybe it’s just not there.

I did find the Gnome extension which gives some information when the applet panel is expanded but I was hoping for the same as I had in Ubuntu and even windows where there is a similar system tray item.

Any thoughts?

I sussed this out myself. I needed to have the app indicator Gnome Extension.

environment.systemPackages = with pkgs;
with gnomeExtensions; [

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