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Looking at a number of screenshots from various ubuntu articles namely the one below from OMG Ubuntu the user has applets for an array of programs such as Dropbox, Transmission, etc. Is a resource for such applets, or how do I obtain and enable applets like these?

Any help would be appreciated.

Desktop Screenshot with Indicator Applets

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I don't think there is a resource for listing new applets, but I can tell you a little about the applets in your screenshot and some others that might be of interest?

  • Volume : Should be present by default
  • Dropbox:
  • Banshee: Install via Ubuntu Software Center
  • (Not sure about the square one..? Anyone?)

You may also be interested in the UbuntuOne sync applet:

The link above will also show you how to add third-party applets to the main menu on start-up.

Hope that helps! :)

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Dropbox isn't in the Software Center, you have to download it from (The indicator support is in a forum build actually) – Jorge Castro Oct 13 '10 at 14:27
Well spotted Jorge! Apologies!! – tommed Oct 13 '10 at 15:25

Sorry but that screenshot is (at most) a combination of Indicator Applet and the older Notification Area. You can tell because Indicator Applet doesn't have a move handle and their tray does.

It looks like the first two (Networking and DropBox) are Notification Area and the rest are Indicator applet.

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Ubuntu 10.04 -and obviously 10.10- has all of them enabled by default. Except of Banshee and Dropbox. For Banshee indicator, open Banshee, disable the tray icon, install Banshee Appindicator. For Drobox follow this.

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you can get ubuntu one indicator applet follow this instruction :

as said tommed this is for workplace applet :

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