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I have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. I used to have lock-keys-applet on the panel but since now I am using unity I see no way to get it back except that I use Ubuntu-classic. Somebody please tell me how can I get my lock-keys-applet back in Ubuntu 11.04 without using Ubuntu-classic.

P.S: Please excuse my bad English, I am learning.

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Currently, there is no way to use Gnome panel applets in Unity. The only panel applets that work are indicator applets.

You can use another indicator applet called "Indicator-Keylock" To install it, type the following two commands into your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock

Then simply run the application and that should do it.

If you want a certain type of icon, you can install one of these three to match their respective themes:

sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock-ubuntu-mono
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock-humanity
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock-elementary

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Thanks, Exactly what I was looking for, its even better than the applet I was using. I just wish that it gets included in the repositories. –  Harbhag May 4 '11 at 5:06

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