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I'm looking to try and develop some simple indicators, for numlock/capslock and brigthness, etc. How would I go about creating indicators in python? Are there any tutorials that walk me through writing my first appindicator (like for apps in quickly)? Any easy solutions for starting like quickly templates?

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You can find the page for writing app indicators here:

See also:

On that page you'll find links to examples in Python and the API documentation. The ubuntu-application template in Quickly should have examples on using appindicators. Good luck!

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Thank you! I was hoping for a more step-by-step tutorial for my first try, but I'll make do with what is. I'll keep the question open for now in case someone knows of some other tutorials. –  DoGoDo Nov 11 '12 at 21:02
You'll find a tutorial to get you started on developer.ubuntu.com/get-started - check out the resources section for more content too! developer.ubuntu.com/resources/app-developer-cookbook/unity –  David Planella Nov 11 '12 at 21:50
Thanks, @DavidPlanella I watched that tutorial to get started with normal programmes, but it doesn't even mention indicators. Neither does the other link. –  DoGoDo Nov 11 '12 at 21:57
What do you not understand about the example here? It is a straightforwarded, simple, working example (taken from link in answer) developer.ubuntu.com/resources/technologies/… –  Timo Nov 11 '12 at 22:43
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