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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Can I use GNOME applets in Unity?

Applets are small programs that you attach and start from the GNOME's toolbar. See picture: http://www.futuredesktop.com/audio-recorder/recorder-applet.ogv My favourite applets are: rec-applet: ...
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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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How can I change which icon an applet uses?

I just installed the clipboard manager Diodon. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon By default, it uses a dark gtk-paste icon when I use ...
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“Simple” gnome applets in Unity - stickynotes

I guess this is a related question to Can I use GNOME applets in Unity? (moved by suggestion of @Jorge Castro) I'd like to use stickynotes_applet in Unity.. Now in Gnome, this applet gets added to a ...
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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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Indicator Applet Icons Spacing Too Large

I'm using Gnome Classic , Ubuntu 11.04. The icon spacing for the indicator applet icons is just too large. Is it me or has this happened to someone else? Has anyone found a fix? Back in 10.10, a ppa ...
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CalDAV supported task reminder

Is there a working Calendar in GNU/Linux that supports CalDAV, other than Evolution and lightning? - One that has desktop integration. Neither dates nor orage calendar do support CalDAV. Or will ...
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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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How to program a status icon that will display in Ubuntu as well as in other distributions?

The application in question does some action (here connecting audio to network streams) and runs minimized if these actions were successful. Therefore a status icon is needed to display the state of ...
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Why do indicator applets exist?

Why Ubuntu uses the Indicator Applet? It loses a lot of usability, why made it when Gnome already have one? Example Without indicator applet: Application is in the icon tray Left click opens the ...
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Remove online status menu, but keep the logout menu?

In the upper right panel there is by default a drop down menu where you can set your online status, interact with Ubuntu One, etc. It is placed right next to the drop down menu which lets you logout, ...
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Stop Super+M from opening Messaging Menu

How can I make Super+M and Super+S work for compiz effects and not for indicator applet & indicator applet session in Lucid?
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Why does Network-Manager close when it cannot bind to any connection?

When Network-Manager is not able to bind my Ubuntu to any connection, after a while it closes. The icon in the notification area (or indicator area) disappears, and it does not run any more. For ...
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How can I hide extra volume controls?

Currently I have sound controls in both the indicator applet and the notification area applet. Does anyone know how I to hide the audio controls in the notification area?
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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 ...
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Stack applet was not starting automatically

I am using stackapplet v1.4 it's not getting started automatically.Every time i want to start it manually from Application>>Accessories>>StackApplet.I am sure i have enabled the option Start ...
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Indicator applet and sound manager for OSS sound system

Alsa wasn't functioning well on my laptop. The open source OSS sound system also failed to install. So I installed the closed source version of OSS and it is working fine. But the volume indicator ...
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How to install Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander? [duplicate]

I used to use "Jupiter" on previous Ubuntu versions, but now I can't find a way to install it in the newer version of Ubuntu. Is there a way to download it?