Any small application that performs one specific task that runs within the scope of a larger program, often as a plug-in.

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Is there a Pomodoro app available?

Is there a pomodoro app that's available for Ubuntu 12.04 that can be installed using sudo or from the package manager?
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XFCE: Hiding an application from the taskbar

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.2 and running the standard window manager with the default window buttons applet through xfce4-panel. I need to hide an application from the taskbar so that it only appears ...
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Volume control applet disappeared

I've just installed Xubuntu 13.10, played around with it to customize the GUI. I somehow lost the volume control applet from the notification area. How can I get it back? I've already clicked through ...
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Is it an applet or plugin or widget

I have installed Ubuntu recently, and I have a question about the applications on the side-panel. Are the programs that run in or on the panel (such as clock or volume) called applets or plugins or a ...
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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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nm-applet wifi-issues on Lubuntu 14.04

on my 64bit installation of lubuntu (lxde) nm-applet has been working fine but since my latest installation of several updates (haven't updated for some weeks) it seems something broke and i can't ...
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Ubuntu Server + Window Manager + Network Applet

I'm trying to build a minimal desktop system on top of ubuntu server 13.04, and I've got the i3 window manager running. Apparently the standard nm-applet package is no longer in the ubuntu repos, and ...
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Download/upload speed indicator applet for 14.04

I need a net speed indicator applet for Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed it as shown in: How to display network upload / download speed on the panel in Ubuntu, but this is not working in ...
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Last upgrade crashes network manager (no internet connection, no applet)

While upgrading today, something caused my wireless network manager to disappear. Not even connecting via wired connection. This error is being shown by files: **(nm-applet:2716): WARNING **: Could ...
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Cannot connect to network but works in safe mode

I have had Ubuntu 14 on my computer for a few months and have had little problems connecting to my wired connection. Today I had a problem with booting from my machine that I could fix after booting ...
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How to install Stack Applet?

I am trying to install Stack Applet. I followed the instructions in this question. To be specific I used the following sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/george-edison sudo apt-get update ...
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Why is my blueman indicator missing?

I have just fresh installed Ubuntu 14.10. I want to use blueman instead of bluez, so I have disabled bluez in upper bar, by using option in system settings. However, blueman icon does not appear in ...
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Cant Download Deluge due to Application Indicator and Panel Indicator Applet

Cannot download Deluge due to the following problem, Ubuntu Software Center indicates these items must be removed: Application Indicator Panel Indicator applet
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Apparmor problem: Icedtea plugin freezes firefox (35.0.1)

EDIT5: finally it's probably is an Apparmor problem. /usr/lib/firefox/firefox{,*[^s][^h]} is indeed in complain mode, but /usr/lib/firefox/firefox{,*[^s][^h]}//browser_java ...
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How to restart the network manager applet

I'm on LXDE. Sometimes my network manager indicator (applet) shows as if I'm not connected to wifi (no bars) and when I right click it it says "networking disabled" although I am connected to the ...
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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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1answer
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Mate desktop: missing indicator icons

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with all the latest updates on 64bit machine. I prefer to use Mate since it so far was the only desktop manager that did everything I wanted and did none of the things I do not ...
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How to find and start/stop or hide/display indicators?

I am using Ubutnu 14.04 (LTS) and have following indicators: Now from above indicators (like: Bluetooth, Classic-Menu, Indicator-synapse, Network, Laungage, Message, Sound , datetime or calendar and ...
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How do I write applets for Cinnamon?

I'm very excited about the cinnamon desktop environment and want to write applets for it. How can this be done? Where can I find information and tutorials about it? (I have searched in google, but ...
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not able to install javaws

I need to use java web start to run TopCoders ContestAppletProd.jnlp. When I try to run the the arena I get Java not found error. Upon selecting the option "using Java Web Start" the jnlp file ...
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Need battery applet for Awesome WM and Ubuntu 14.04

Today I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I was using Ubuntu 10.04 previously. So far I have restored everything except for I cannot find an applet for Awesome WM that shows the battery ...
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Panel applet to show current network traffic in text?

I'm using the System Monitor panel applet to show me graphs of current ram usage and network traffic. However, I want something like iStat Menu's text version of this. If I hover over my current app, ...
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How can I switch users from within XFCE?

I am using xubuntu 11.10. I'd like to be able to switch users, and I'd like to be able to do this within the xfce user interface. I read somewhere that there might be an applet I can install, but I ...
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How do you add applets in Gnome 3/Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my Dell XPS 13. I would like to add an indicator next to the wifi and sound icons that shows network bandwidth usage. It appears that netspeed fits the ...
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Gmail notifications without browser open?

I have a straightforward question: Is there a piece of software I can install on Ubuntu 12.04 that will give me a little pop-up notification or show a little number on the Launcher icon whenever I ...
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A unity applet that acts as a symbols storage

I think that this applet existed somewhere before, but right now I'm googling and can't find it anywhere. I need an applet (Unity, Ubuntu 14.04) that show rare symbols that I may need to type from ...
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Restore Network Manager to Global Menu Bar?

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I no longer have the option to manage he network from my global menu bar. I need this o connect to my VPNs. Any thoughts on how to restore this? Thanks
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How to give an applet shutdown privileges?

I'm using the Mate Sensor Applet (/usr/lib/mate-sensors-applet/mate-sensors-applet) and to prevent high temperatures I added this shutdown command: shutdown -h 1 But it doesn't has an effect... I ...
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Remove “FacebookMessenger” from indicator-messages menu

I have uninstalled a Facebook Messenger app, but it has left behind a menu item in the indicator-messages menu, as shown below: How can I remove this menu item?
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I need a netspeed indicator for Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 3G mobile broadband connection that keeps changing network speed according to location and time and so I relied heavily on this applet ...
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How do I install indicator-weather in Ubuntu 14.10?

I want to install indicator-weather in ubuntu 14.10, since to me is the best aproach to a weather applet, but it's not on repositories and even if you add the ppa, there is no utopic version. How do ...
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Window list Panel Applet mouse shortcuts

Is there a way that I can customize the Window List Panel Applet so that middle clicking closes a program or group of programs?
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Can't edit connections/connect/disconnet in Gnome NetworkManager applet

since a few days I'm seeing a weird behaviour of the NetworkManager-applet in Gnome. The "Edit Connections" line is greyed out, so I'm not able to call the nm-connection-editor. From the command ...
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Any “To Do” applet for Unity?

For gnome shell - a simple extension exists. Is there any similar extension for Unity as well?
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digital tablet which is capable of giving input to my applet?

I have java project , which is currently developing and will be deployed in ubuntu only. Here i need a digital tablet which is having both mouse and pen, which is capable of giving input to my applet ...
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missing sound-volume-applet

I am using ubuntu 12.10. I had some problems with my skype and audio. So I did the following and it's working fine now: sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get autoremove sudo reboot After this ...
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How can I bring gnome sticky note back in unity?

If I'm right, panel applet is no longer supported in Unity. How can I bring sticky notes back? Is there any application or AppIndicator that has the same functionality (like show all notes when logged ...
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Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question... Is there an indicator applet that tells me when I've received an email through any IMAP service? If so, where can I get it?
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No image output after gnome-applet purge

Okay, so I was trying to get my flash player to work on Amazon prime video's DRM protected content. I Google's some things and it said I should install a thing called hal. I tried it using apt-get ...
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How do I add applets to the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed the following applet / indicators my weather indicator by: sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator and calendar indicator sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator These ...
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CPU Freq Indicator only runs if I leave the terminal open

I installed indicator-cpufreq and it is in my startup applications. My problem is it only will start if I start it in a terminal and leave the terminal open. It doesn't start when logging on and ...
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Multiple clocks on desktop

I need to constantly check time for multiples timezones, I run kubuntu and I need to change the timezone every time to do that (or check on the web). I couldn't find any app that could show multiples ...
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Lost all my applets last time I upgraded (to 13.10). How can I get them back?

I upgraded my system to 13.10 from 13.04 and lost all the applets in the normal view of my desktop (I see that they are active when clicking on the workspace switcher, see this image: I remember ...
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How do I reload the clock applet?

It seems I am running this bug. Sometimes my clock applet just stops running, and I have a pop-up window saying 'The clock has quit unexpectedly'. Between 'Reload' and 'Close', I have unfortunately ...
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NVIDIA graphics card memory usage applet / application?

I am looking for an application to display in real-time the memory usage of my NVIDIA graphics card. Ideally I would like to have something similar to the little applet graph you can get through the ...
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Easy brightness control

I came from linux mint they had a really nice applet for adjusting the brightness. Is there something like that, or can it be done by hotkeys or something? I am on ubuntu 12.10.
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Change the order of applet data and time numbers

Is there a way to separate date from time in some way? Or maybe make day number before month.I am now using 14.04 LTS, but on 13.10 I think it was kind of separately, because now as you can see it's ...
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How do I get the good ol' timezone world map back?

This is the biggest thing I miss from Gnome 2 – the world map with daylight and location markers of favourite cities, followed by a list of timezones with weather status! Shame on whoever thought it ...
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Taskwarrior (task reminder) applet

I am trying to find a way how to integrate taskwarrior (aka task) reminders into unity and I understand the clock applet in ubuntu shows tasks from evolution-data-server. Is there a way to switch ...