Ubuntu 18.04 app indicator issues?!

Not sure why, but there seems to be a lot of issues with gnome and app indicators (think system tray)..

So far this seems to work, but as it is a bit of voodoo, haven't tested it often.. (or at least some combination involving the following):

$ sudo apt purge gnome-shell-extension-appindicator indicator-common indicator-application

reboot / Alt-F2 'r'

gnome-tweaks -> extensions. make sure everything is disabled

reboot / Alt-F2 'r'

Ubuntu Software -> Add-Ons -> Shell Extensions -> Topicons plus (install)

reboot /Alt-F2 'r'

Removing Swap Unexpected Penality

I removed swap (/etc/fstab) from a machine a while ago, but the system was still activating the partition. Come to find out systemd.special/swap.target was still mounting it some how **OR** initramfs .. (still not entirely sure).

So if I remove the swap partition, it CAN'T activate it.. GREAT only except the machine now takes a really long time (~44 seconds) to boot when it was booting in about half that (~25 seconds) before that. WHAT THE HECK?!