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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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 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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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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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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How to disable Spotify indicator in the top panel?

The Spotify indicator icon clashes with the native Unity theme, and is redundant, since it is already listed in the Sound indicator menu. Is there a way to remove or disable the Spotify indicator? Or ...
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Where is the Tomboy panel applet?

I just installed Natty on my laptop and I noted that my Tomboy applet is missing. I click over panel and choose Add to panel to try find it but it isn't there. Are there some way to restore this ...
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How to change the icon for Network Monitor Applet?

I want to change my network monitor applet to this icon.Currently my network monitor applet has this icon .I am using ubuntu 10.04,how to do this?
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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 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 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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Isn't the calendar applet supposed to show today's date under the clock? [closed]

I haven't used my computer for weeks, so I'm asking here before I report a bug. If I click on the clock, it shows yesterday's date above the calendar, but highlight's today's date. Did I do ...
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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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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?
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Custom GNOME applet in Python needs to have root privileges

I've written a custom GNOME panel applet in Python that needs to write to some root-owned files. Is there a way to make it start with root privileges without using suid?
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Indicator Applet: How to get rid of the clock?

There is currently 2 clocks on my panel, one in the "Indicator Applet", and one in the "Clock". The one in the "Indicator Applet" is redundant, and isn't as good as the "Clock". Does anyone know how ...
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How to leave only the icon in the Me Menu?

I have a question, is it possible to display only the icon in Me Menu? It is interesting, since I do not see much utility that contain the name, and let the cleaner look. I realized that only appears ...
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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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Java Applet not working

I cant use any Java applets. I installed icedtea-7-plugin, and it is even activated under Add-Ons, but if I for example click: www.java.com/de/download/testjava.jsp The test-screen remains grey. I ...
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Is there any Ubuntu translation indicator?

For more precision: I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04 I'd like an indicator which shows up to the left of the date/volume/wifi icons If possible I'd like to be able to change the translation language The ...
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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 do I enable the Ubuntu One tray applet?

I am running 10.04 and I am unable to get a tray applet to appear for Ubuntu One. I am sure there was an applet in 9.04 (Jaunty) and 9.10 (Karmic). I have the package ubuntuone-client-gnome installed ...
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How to log out if the session applet is missing from the top panel?

For some reason, sometimes when I log in the top panel applets appear garbled. For instance the session applet is missing its icon, and the current username is repeated twice. This doesn't happen very ...
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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 to get a windows close/minimize buttons in top GNOME panel?

I want to get any application's close/minimize button in top gnome-panel. Please note that my top gnome-panel also has global-menu applet. Is there any app which can do that?
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Panel applets are jumbled on login

Sometimes when I login, I see that the applets (notification area, evolution applet, session applet, indicator applet and workrave applet) are jumbled up - they appear in some random order. Only ...
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Add a custom text to GNOME panel

I want to add some text to the GNOME panel in GNOME Classic. I got a suggestion from this blog but it dates back to 2008 and doesn't seem applicable now. In Ubuntu 12.10 and GNOME classic, the ...
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What the best solution for Dropbox in Indicator Applet?

I need a solution for Dropbox, i would like to put in Indicator Applet! what the best solution? Tks!
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How to drag and drop files to a places applet. (Like trash can)

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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Setting Workspaces in Gnome without activating gnome panel (and workspaces applet)

I'm using Avant Window Navigator and don't have any gnome-panel. But, I wanna resize my workspaces from 4x1 to 2x2. But in the help and other documentation, to do this, I must right click in ...
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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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How do I install the Hamster applet?

I want to add Hamster applet to my Ubuntu 11.04 installation, I am not able to right click panel and add applet to it. Please let me know the exact method. Sorry, But I am novice to linux. Mandar
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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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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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Problem with indicator-applet-session

I'm Brazilian. I have a problem with my indicator-applet-session. One day the user-name simply disappeared. so I don't know what i do to back a normal state.
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Weather notification attached to clock applet

I am unable to get the weather notification that comes with the clock applet to work. I have it set to Ottawa, Canada. What seems to be the problem. Canada jokes to the minimum please :) Please ...
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Getting the PID of the process showing a particular window

I want to know the process ID of a particular window. I have seen and used the Force close panel applet, and I'd like something similar that would report me the process ID of the window I select. If ...
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Why does my clock applet calendar appear in the wrong place?

I have a clock applet on the right hand side of a panel at the bottom of my screen. When I click on it for some reason the calendar box appears at the top right hand corner and is partially off the ...
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How can I customize the gnome panels in Ubuntu NetBook edition?

I'm using Ubuntu Netbook edition, and I want to change the panel's layout (remove or move applets). But all applets are "locked" and I have no way to change that... Is there a way to make them ...
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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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How do I add System Monitor applet to the Gnome panel in Netbook Edition?

I need to add the System Monitor applet to the Gnome Panel in Ubuntu Netbook Edition. My setup is as following: 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) with Netbook Edition interface installed instead of Unity. ...
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Why do my applets randomly crash?

Ever since my upgrade to Natty Narwhal, applets (e.g, clock, weather indicator, indicator applet.) will crash the second I reach the desktop after logging into Ubuntu Classic. Which one is rather ...
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How do I add the System Monitor applet to Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? Prior to using Unity, I had several Gnome Panel Applets running in a panel. I used the Dictionary ...
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Can't add NetworkManager applet to gnome panel

I have researched this problem extensively and I can't seem to find an answer. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I want to connect to my VPN through the NetworkManager applet. I installed all the network manager ...
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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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Countdown applet, capable of counting down long periods of time?

I want to add an applet to my panel, which would count down time for one event in the near future - ~12 days from today. Standard timer-applet does not work - it is not possible to set timer to more ...
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How to add dockbarx (gnome) panel applet to unity panel?

just would like to know if that would be possible because i get used to it in gnome, but would like to use unity, not gnome because unity is more stable on my thinkpad x220. Thanks!
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Moving application windows from one workspace to another by dragging in the workspace chooser?

The old workspace chooser allowed you to move application windows between workspaces by dragging them around in the workspace chooser. I much prefer that to the new workspace chooser's method of ...