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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
121 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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, ...
7
votes
5answers
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
176 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
341 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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
0
votes
2answers
44 views

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 ...
44
votes
7answers
18k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
53 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
244 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
566 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
281 views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

Any “To Do” applet for Unity?

For gnome shell - a simple extension exists. Is there any similar extension for Unity as well?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

How to remove the many nm-applets

In 12.04.01 I am using the WLAN via the nm-applet (this is the default way). When the Hotspot is removed, the nm-applet tries to offer alternate connections and asks for their password, and after a ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Lubuntu nm-applet fails to start

I thought this was fixed back in 2014 but it has popped up again. After some recent updates, the nm-applet in the LXPanel has once again failed to appear. The last time this happened after the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
397 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
133 views

Use 32 Bit java plugin in 64 bit firefox

I am unable to run a self signed applet in firefox that had 64 bit java installed. I understood that it may be the case with my java being 64 bit as the same was working in windows environment which ...
8
votes
1answer
530 views

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 ...
11
votes
4answers
12k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How to reposition Viber Application Indicator/System Tray Applet? [duplicate]

I have just installed Viber on Ubuntu 14.04 Application Indicator/System Tray Applet is stuck on the upper left corner where close button of windows appears. How can I move it to right with other ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
971 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
432 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

How to find and star/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 ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
185 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
336 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
421 views

Displaying output of arbitrary command on Unity panel

In my current setup running Ubuntu Natty and GNOME 2, I use the COMPA applet to display information on my top GNOME panel that I wish to always be visible on my desktop. I really like this ability to ...
3
votes
2answers
258 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

Sound applet has dissappeared

I recently removed and reinstalled pulseaudio and now I can't get my sound applet back on my panel. Any ideas how to get it back?
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Gray blocks in applet menus

I've themed my Ubuntu, but now I'm having gray blocks in my applet's menus. For example in the messages applet, battery applet, volume applet and the calendar applet. It looks like this: I think ...