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I'm using GNOME Fallback Mode with Indicator applets in the panel, since they've recently been ported to GNOME 3. I installed the indicator-appmenu package and I'm using it on the GNOME Panel. However, it doesn't show the application name like it does in Unity. How can I make it show the name of the application?

Here's a screenshot. I'd like it to say the application name between the main menu and the appmenu. enter image description here

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Screenshot please – Tachyons Feb 20 '12 at 1:27
@AboobackerMk Added – Thomas Boxley Feb 20 '12 at 1:57
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I believe your looking for this Window Applets

Taken from linked page:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-window-applets

then you need to open the add to panel dialog, presumably by Alt+ right click(or alt+super, right click) and then select Window Title and add.

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Brilliant, thank you. I'll give you the 50 rep when I can (in about 7 hours) – Thomas Boxley Feb 20 '12 at 17:57

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