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 disable mouse power status in indicator-power?

Today I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and got mouse power status. But I didn't need it. And also Ubuntu doesn't know how long the mouse will work and shows an ugly "estimating...". How do you show ...
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Can I set the power indicator to show battery percentage instead of time remaining?

It's great that the indicator applet tells me I have 2 hours and 12 minutes of battery left, or that it will be charged in 1 hour 8 minutes, but I might well change my pattern of usage during that ...
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KDEConnect Indicator in Ubuntu 16.04 does not show up

I have installed kdeconnect along with the indicator and I have noticed that the indicator does not work in ubuntu 16.04 with unity. I have tried to launch it from dash and terminal unsuccessfully. ...
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Clock disappears after trying to add Weekday / Date

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and when I try to add "Weekday" or "Date and month" to my clock, the entire clock disappears (though, oddly this does not happen when I add "Seconds"). I tried to ...
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missing indicator-datetime in Ubuntu 14.04.2

[Running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 x86_64 -- 3.16.0-41-generic -- on an Intel DuoCore T9300] My Unity bar indicator-datetime disappeared suddenly about a week ago. No warning and no other problem apart ...
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putting a battery status icon into my stalone

I'm running Trusty-tahr using fvwm, so I don't automatically get access to the battery status icon that's available in the standard ubuntu desktop manager. I'd like to put the standard icon into my ...
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Dropbox icon corrupted on Xubuntu 15.10

I installed the latest version of Dropbox from the official site but when it starts the icon on the indicator appears corrupted: I don't have any way to set preferences or watch progress, however ...
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Skype icon doesn't show up on app indicator on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

When I log in to Skype, the Skype icon doesn't show up on the app indicator (tray/menu bar right side) on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. I've tried the installing the libappindicator1 as suggested here, and it ...
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Conky won't show weather information

I am using the Harmattan theme. this is how it looks: (On Xubuntu 14.04 LTS release with XFCE 4.12) For some reason the weather info won't show up. ashesh-pc1@A1315IN:~$ Conky: desktop window (...
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Locate user name after gear icon

I want to ask something about customizing my Ubuntu panel. Default panel for the Ubuntu is like this 'gear icon' is default at the left of the name, but i want to change it, i want to place 'gear ...
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hide org.kde.StatusNotifierItem appindicator

In my Xfce4 panel I have an Indicator Plugin displaying three indicators: appindicators, power indicator, sound indicator. Among the appindicators, there is an annoying icon showing a black window ...
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How can I show an icon in the panel if (and while) a certain process is running?

I have a script that works in the background. I would like to show an icon in the panel (only) if it runs; it should not show if the script is not running, just like the Dropbox icon. How can I ...
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live cd koha and dspace configuration problems

How to configure live cid of dspace? It is my headach to configure and customise it? when i tried to configure dspace.config.cf and sav close ,dspace generates 502&503 erorrs? how to solve it ? ...
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How to display the status icon of skype

How do I get the Skype status icon on the main bar of ubuntu? I've tried to follow this answer, but it wouldn't work. I don't have the panel menus. So, I'm here looking for another way to proceed. ...
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GUI “dot on icon” indicators for hard disk, network … activity?

If you have seen VirtualBox, you may have noticed its set of indicators for hard disk, CD-rom, network, USB etc: The cool thing about this (for me) is that the indicators are "animated", in the ...
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Putting an arbitrary gtk.Widget into an appindicator.Indicator

Putting any gtk.Widget inside a gtk.Menu works, somewhat, by putting an empty gtk.MenuItem in first. It doesn't seem to be reliable - but it basically works. With an appindicator.Indicator, it doesn't ...
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How can I restore a disappeared battery tray icon indicator?

My battery tray icon indicator suddenly disappeared: I didn't install or remove any software. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10.
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Two-letter country code not displaying

I've had kubuntu for about a year, and I decided to download the ubuntu desktop yesterday. However, I have multiple keyboards installed, and the two-letter keyboard layout icon does not show up when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - sound indicator - volume slider doesn't appear

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 about a month ago. And I messed it up. Finally, everything else works, but when I click on the volume icon near the clock, the volume indicator is not shown (the "slider" ...
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Indicator-power stuck on the first value after logining

After removing the gnome shell the battery indicator stuck on the first value it shows when I log in i.e. if at start it was 100% it is still like that till the battery dies. Can you please help me ...
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How do I run Tomboy in the notification area at startup?

I tried adding tomboy in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications, but this causes the "Search All Notes" window to appear every time I log in. I just want it to run in the notification area so ...
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How to get skype window/indicator back

On Ubuntu 12.04 Older version of skype, I used to get indicator on top right and I could activate skype by clicking appropriate items. With newer skype version (4.3.0.37), I don't get indicator/icon....
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Network manager icon missing on ubuntu 15.10

I installed ubuntu 15.10 few days back. The wifi indicator was there in the taskbar for two days. And then the network indicator disappeared from the panel. I have tried running nm-applet in ...
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Unity: indicator and application menu stop working after switchnig between different user accounts

ubuntu 15.10 I have various user accounts. I have problems with the indicator and the application menu (they do not respond when I click with the mouse, although I can still access them with Alt+F10) ...
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indicator-cpufreq frequency lost after suspension/hibernation

As the title, I'm using indicator-cpufreq to set the frequency of the CPU. It's really useful when you are on battery and you want to save some power. However, when I wake the laptop after a ...
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Sports score tracking software?

I am looking for a software to track result or live stats of sporting events like Football, Hockey and Cricket ( if possible more sports ). Reason: Like weather-indicator and typhoon widget on ubuntu ...
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language indicator don't show on ubuntu 15.10

I install ubuntu 15.10 every thing is well. After that I install Mbuntu Y From this link (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/05/mbuntu-y-macbuntu-transformation-pack.html) . After install language indicator ...
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How to change Date/Time format to English?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and set my local time/date and its working, the only thing thats bugging me is that I cannot change it to English. I would like to do this because its hard to read and ...
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No indicators part of “indicator applets” on lxde pannel showing

As the question says, nothing from the network manager, to Uget, to Redshift to KDEconnect are showing. I, unlike other users with this problem,am not even getting the "no indicators" message. My ...
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How can I hide Empathy's mail indicator icon?

Since I have configured Empathy, I have a new icon shown in the indicator icon bar. This icon remains visible even if I close Empathy. How can I have this icon disappear when not using Empathy?
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How to install Calendar-Indicator in Ubuntu 15.10?

I followed the following steps to install Calendar-Indicator: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao apt-get update apt-get install calendar-indicator It successfully installed but I cannot find ...
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How to run indicator-remindor at login?

I installed indicator-remindor in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. The program seems to work properly although some warning related to the lack of the ‍/gtk-fallback.css‍ library appear at start up. Is ...
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Failed to add/activate connection. (32) Insufficient privileges

I am doing a fresh install of a minimal Ubuntu system with MATE desktop environment. When I click on NetworkManager's icon and then a wireless network to connect to, I receive a dialog box that says: ...
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Battery Status not updating

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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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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How to display time in the top panel?

I thought I already had the time up there in the top bar, and it may have been so in previous Ubuntu versions (don't remember, my Ubuntu laptop is just one of three computers I use). Only that I just ...
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Missing tray icon indicator in recent Spotify versions?

I installed the latest Spotify version 1.0.14.124.g4dfabc51. I noticed that version => 1.0 no longer seem to show a tray icon indicator, and thus their windows cannot be minimised. Is there a way ...
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Virtual Harddisk LED in the Panel

With my PC out of my sight I'm happy to have a very silent System with no Sound whatsoever, even not from HardDisk. BUT this can be a hazard if you want to know about activity of the Disc. So, I'm ...
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Questions regarding AppIndicator

I am trying to build a JNI wrapper for using Ubuntu's AppIndicator in a Java application. I have some experience in C/C++, though no experience in GTK and Ubuntu development. I have already done some ...
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Application to display battery info

First of all, I am not sure the title of this question is the most appropriate however this is what I meant to say, There are many ways to extend the life of a laptop battery. One way is by not ...
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No Dropbox icon in the indicator panel?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 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 confirm ...
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How do I fix these indicator crashes?

I have the following error message frenzy greeting me every time I boot up my system. The errors seem to all have started at the same point, when I accidentally removed the current kernel while ...
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Show Date Before Month in Top Bar Applet

I'm running 14.04 and would like to have the Time & Date applet near the far right of the upper panel show the date as dd mmm rather than mmm dd, i.e. Fri 18 Mar 01:10 instead of the current: I'...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock led indicator to indicate current keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 13.10 and older there were a keyboard layout option "use keyboard led to show alternative layout", so I could use it to have caps lock LED indicating current keyboard layout. Now there is no ...
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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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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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Sound Indicator integration help

I have been trying to add my application to the Sound Indicator menu in Unity for about a week now. The lack of documentation on the subject is honestly appalling. Any links I can find which claim to ...
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Mousepad doesn't reactive with touchpad-indicator

I am using touchpad-indicator to disable my touchpad when a mouse is plugged in. Until about four weeks ago, it works all fine, now it's only working half-way: When I plug in a mouse, touchpad is ...
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Indicator-cpufreq

I'm a new Linux user and I'm having a bad time trying to make "indicator-cpufreq" work. It just doesn't show up on my bar, what am I doing wrong? I want to use it to set my CPU to maximum performance. ...