Indicators are the icons that sit in the upper panel, doing things like estimating the battery level, displaying the current time, letting you adjust your volume, etc.

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How to move one button from the left corner of the top bar on Ubuntu?

I'm trying discover the name of that button that is on the left corner of the top bar on Ubuntu. It has these items: "About this computer" and "Users session". What is the name of this button? I ...
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No Time in Top Panel (Gnome Classic)

I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared. I think it happened ...
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No language panel in Ibus since the upgrade to 13.10

I finally upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 today (I know, I know, I'm a little behind with that stuff). Now, I study Japanese and as such have to switch between typing in Japanese and using the alphabet quite ...
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Is there a sample project of an indicator which makes a call to a remote service in 13.10?

I'd like to look into making an indicator for 13.10 which keeps me up to date by pulling from data on a remote service, and, if possible, in future, allows me to interact with it, e.g. trigger a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 no top right bar buttons (power, network, calender)

The top right corner of the screen which previously housed the power, network, calender indicators are nowhere to be seen now. I had an upgrade yesterday from 13.04 and cannot find them anywhere. I ...
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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

this is my second question about theming an indicator-applet, I'm afraid this is something I really can't understand... With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio, doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc.) there ...
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Permanently pin printer indicator to top toolbar?

Is there an indicator applet that I can pin to my toolbar which will allow me to view print jobs that are queued for printing?
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Ubuntu One paused [closed]

I'm not sure what to make of this one. I just reinstlled Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and the u1 indicator keeps showing that it's paused. No errors, it shows everything correctly in the folder, but 4 or 5 ...
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How do I display the battery status icon in the taskbar?

I have recently downloaded ubuntu 13.10 and am a first time user of this OS. How do I display the battery status icon in the taskbar in ubuntu 13.10. I am unable to see the battery percentage status ...
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System Load Indicator show different ram usage

I have installed System Load Indicator on my pc. First, it shows different RAM usage than internal ubuntu System monitor. I mean while Syetem monitor is showing 750MB of RAM usage, System Load ...
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How to add event in Ubuntu calendar?

I tried to add an event in Ubuntu 13.10 default calendar using the "add event" option. When I press that button, nothing happens. Can anyone tell me a solution to this?
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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Hack to get system tray applets into the app indicator (without sni-qt)

According to many the system tray is legacy software that these many do not wish to further support. At the same time many useful applets do not work with the application indicator and there are no ...
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How to remove (or hide) Chat Status Icons from Messaging Menu

I would know how to remove or hide in Ubuntu 12.04 the Chat Status section (available, away, busy, invisible and offline) from Messaging Menu as I am not using any instant messenger. I do not want to ...
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How to remove status options from Messages Indicator? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. I'm willing to have an indicator for my Gmail inbox. My current situation : I now use unity-mail, which works great with indicator-messages and is fully ...
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Touchpad Indicator Troubles

I installed the Touchpad-Indicator as follows: sudo add-apt repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator I can make adjustments, such as temporary ...
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time applet mising [duplicate]

On a randomly basis, the time applet on the unity top bar is missing. The time & date options on the system parameters are also greyed. If a restart session, time applet shows. Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Battery Indicator Missing, Cannot Install Because No JDK 7

I'm really new to the whole linux deal, but I'm on a laptop and a battery gauge would be extremely helpful. Whenever I try sudo apt-get install indicator-power it gives me: `Reading package ...
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How can I remove an application indicator in the panel for Ubuntu 12.04?

The driver for my HP printer has installed an indicator in the panel. I have two problems with it. First, its design doesn't fit that of the panel, so it looks ugly. Second, it's not very ...
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Thunderbird indicator Ubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that when I get a new email via Thunderbird, the little indicator lights up blue as usual, but there aren't any bubble notifications that pop up. They are really ...
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Is an Internet connectivity indicator applet available for the Unity panel?

Because my internet connection is very unstable at the moment, I'd like to use a small indicator applet for the Unity panel. Since I'm connected through a WLAN/Wifi Router, I can see in the ...
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Touchpad-Indicator not working

I installed touchpad-indicator for my HP Pavilion laptop, and now I'm having problems with hit working. I've searched but have not found answers for this specific problem. I really need to be able to ...
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How do I set the panel whitelist back to the default?

I set this option: gsettings set desktop.unity.panel systray-whitelist "['all']" and now I am having all sorts of weird problems with my panel like double icons and stuff, how do I reset this ...
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Problem with a Hard Disk partition

Today when I opened up my laptop, my network status indicator was missing. Also my fan has started running at full speed for about 5 mins at regular intervals even when laptop is idle. Thinking there ...
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Not able to locate package indicator-ubuntuone after installation

people I tried to install the app indicator for ubuntuone (as described here: How to add Ubuntu One icon as an indicator?), by adding the suggested ppa and the apt-get install command. It installed ...
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battery show percentage (and time if possible)

My battery has some broken cells making the battery drop from 60% straight down to 30% in a few seconds. This makes the estimated time remaining extremely unreliable for a full charge but the ...
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Thunderbird New Mail Notification pop up Xubuntu 13.10

I just started using Xubuntu and I have been pretty impressed so far. I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client and I have been having a tough time getting the email notifications to show up again. They ...
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why indicator-weather does not work in ubuntu 12.04

I installed the weather indicator by using sudo apt-get install indicator-weather Then I started its configuration. However at the last step of configuration, I pressed Apply and nothing happened. ...
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What happened to the weather-app in the panel?

it was so easy to show the weather in the panel, without installing an app. why won't that be possible anymore in 11.04?
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indicator-sound not visible at startup, 13.10

My indicator-sound is not visible at startup if and only if I start muted. If I start with sound enabled (i.e. unmuted) it is visible at startup. By increasing the sound with the hardware-keys, the ...
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Incorrect internet time in Ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 set to use the time "automatically from the internet" (whatever that means). However it is running 3 minutes slower than the actual time. How can I fix this permanently? I thought ...
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Does geary have a command flag to compose new email?

I'm trying to update message menu indicator and i want to import some geary funtions as well, does geary have any flags similar to Thunderbird (--compose)? I tried geary --? but didn't find any ...
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Writing indicators with Python, GIR and GTK3

I'm writing an application that needs to use an indicator. I've done this in the past using PyGTK and GTK2, using as reference this document: ...
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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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No battery status icon

I recently upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, everything went fine, still hate unity and all that. But my battery status is not showing up at all, even on my laptop. There isn't even any spaces for it, ...
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Remove keyboard indicator in Gnomebuntu 13.10

I'm running the new Gnomebuntu in a VM and would like to disable the keyboard indicator from my task bar as it looks pretty ugly. Does anyone know how I go about doing this? There are plenty of posts ...
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indicator-cpufreq only runs as root, is this normal?

I installed indicator-cpufreq from the Ubuntu repository onto my system running 12.04. I can only get it to run if I launch it as sudo. Is this the way it is supposed to work?
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Volume control indicator is not working [closed]

When I try to control the volume from the indicator, nothing happens. I have to individually set each application's volume (like Audacious or Totem) from their controls or use the hard controls. I ...
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How would I make a simple indicator program to record timestamps?

I would like to make a button to sit up next to my sound/wireless/etc indicators which, when toggled, will change color and write the system time with the word "begin" to a file, then, when toggled ...
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Make my own indicator [duplicate]

I have a script that notify me when some thing is modified on a directory. I need to make indicator that takes over the notifications instead of pop up at my screen. I want the notifications to be ...
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Non programmable method to edit indicators

How could i edit or change some behaviors or appearance in indicators?! I know that there is questions about before but the questions is about creating new one so its not duplicate :) I need to ...
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How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray?

So I'm messing around with Natty a little, and I noticed that all the apps that would normally use the system tray (or "notification area"?) aren't displaying there. Is that a bug, or is that the way ...
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Skype indicator still showing after removing sni-qt

I'm using skype-wrapper to get Skype into indicator-messages. But the default skype tray icon is still showing up - even after uninstalling sni-qt. And yes, I've relogged... (service lightdm ...
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Is it possible to update the app indicator from code?

I use ruby-libappindicator bindings to manage ubuntu application indicators. I want to indicate if port 3000 is used by any application. Port checking isn't a problem but I also need to update the ...
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No Dropbox icon in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my machine and everything has been working fine, except I don't see the Dropbox indicator. I have installed and re-installed Dropbox multiple times and can ...
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Caps lock indicator is ON after wake up [duplicate]

Caps lock keyboard indicator is ON after waking up from suspension, but in fact it is turned OFF. So I have to press the CAPS LOCK button twice to make it normal. So the problem is with indicator ...
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How do I add (mail) programs to the messages indicator?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with unity, i just wonder why gnome-default-applications-properties only show me the evolution program. There was no customize option before? Just would like to launch ...
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ibus keeps getting restarted with panel indicator disabled in 13.10

When I upgraded to 13.10 I discovered that iBus (which I use to enter IPA characters) is completely broken so I manually downgraded it from 1.5 to 1.4.2 and locked it (I had to put a raring repository ...
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WICD tray icon doesn't show

I installed WICD and it works fine, but the tray icon doesn't show. I've tried with wicd-client but only a notification shows up. root@prat-VGN-NR21M-S:~# wicd-client Has notifications support True ...
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Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop

I am Using Ubuntu 11.04 and it is fresh installation. I like Unity very much. Recently, I installed Compiz manager and Nautilus Elementary also then tried to Play. But, sadly and accidentally my date ...