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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Mate Indicator Applet Not Using Icon Theme

I recently switch to Mate on Ubuntu 14.04 (It's the best Linux Desktop/Distro combo available in my humble opinion.) Anyway the issue is that I have been doing some customization specifically the ...
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Indicators, menus and menu bars displaying white?. Screenshots issue?

I've just made a upgrade (partial upgrade to be honest) to Ubuntu 14.10, from 14.04. When restarting the computer I find what is displayed on the image, I tried to update my computer to see if that ...
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Ubuntu SDK - application with indicator

I would like to create an application for Ubuntu desktop and I need to have an icon of the application in the system tray (with menu after click on the icon). Is it possible to do it in HTML5 API? ...
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Skype requires sudo access to run?

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and from there upgraded to 14.10. My installation is 64bit. I have installed several other programs and all work fine. For some reason when I try to run ...
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Change content of list in app indicator made using cappind

I made a simple indicator using cappind script which is based on zenity - Webupd8 article Capind page I want to change the text of the list according to some condition.. Like, if the contents are - ...
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How can I use Unity indicators — without Unity?

I am trying to get the indicators in the default Unity desktop (battery, bluetooth, etc...) to display in the awesome window manager. As I understand it, awesome provides a freedesktop.org compliant ...
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Hide text on system load indicator

I am running system load indicator and I really like the functionality it provides. My version (0.4) shows a few graphs and to the right of that is some text that shows some statistics that are ...
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indicator-applet-appmenu missing menu items

Sometimes, when using any program, and the menu items are refreshed, indicator-applet-appmenu will lose some of the menu items, place items in the wrong menu, not label the menu, or all three. This ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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First time with apport

Today, when I turned on the laptop to update Ubuntu, I got an error "System program problem detected" after logging in. I thought it was an bug, so I updated the computer and restarted it, but the the ...
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How do I get my QML program to utilize Unity7 notifications? Is there an API I can use?

I am developing a screenshot application in QML, and I wish to utilize Unity 7 notifications, similar to what Rhythmbox uses when notifying a user that a new song has started, or when the volume is ...
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Change calendar language to English

The calendar in Ubuntu is not in English. I've installed on two separate machines and the language is still the same. The language system wide is English.
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How to move viber notification icon to the right position in 14.10?

I installed viber in ubuntu 14.04, and it had notification icon position problem, which could be fixed by doing this. But after upgrade, icon moved back to the original position, and I cannot move it ...
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How to remove indicator from gnome-shell panel

How to remove the keyboard indicator from gnome-shell in Ubuntu 14.04? I hate everything about it
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Is there a program like NetStumbler for Ubuntu (to display the channels of local wifi networks)?

NetStumbler is a program that show the local wifi networks and the channel they use. This is useful if one needs to choose a somewhat free channel for one's wifi connection. But this is in Windows. ...
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What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity?

I'm used to have System monitoring in the top Gnome Panel: CPU, Temperature, Net, Fan-Speed. (see screenshot below) In Unity, the Top Panel is locked for window name and global menu, so I can't add ...
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How to install an icon for indicators to ubuntu system

I've made an indicator app for ubuntu. What is the right way to install the icon for it into system?
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How to display a number fetched from a remote url in a taskbar indicator?

I am looking for a solution (application) that would allow me to make a request to particular web page every x seconds and retrieve the number (the number is the only content there, no html, no xml or ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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System time keeps changing to some random wrong time

Iam running Ubuntu 14.04. Off lately the system time keeps changing on its own to either a couples of days ahead or behind. I tried checking and most of the people having this issue seems to be ...
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aMSN icon tray, where is it?

I opened aMSN and closed it, but when I try to re-open it, it says that I already have an aMSN session open, but I cannot see my icon anywhere to re-open it.
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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 ...
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Battery Meter Inconsistent and drains rather quickly

I'm presently on Ubuntu 14.04. I just migrated here from LinuxMint Quiana. My battery meter doesn't indicate when the power cable has been plugged in or removed. I can't tell if my battery is ...
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Why is there no clear day weather icon in the ubuntu mono icons set?

All the other weather icons seem to be present, but when the weather is clear or sunny, the icon reverts to an ugly yellow sun instead of the lovely mono icons. Why is this icon missing?
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Why is there a persistant apt error indicator when I have since repaired my system?

In my indicator widgets for several months now I've had the following hover text: An error occurred. Please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Laptop battery indicator problem in Ubuntu 14.04

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 to remove envelope from Indicator applet without uninstalling the indicator-messages package?

I am tired of the envelope in the indicator applet (also known as the messages menu) because I don't use it so I would like to get rid of it but I don't have root access so I can't remove it by ...
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How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet?

I'm wondering how it's possible to remove the little mail indicator applet in the global menu. I've uninstalled all the programs that use it, like Thunderbird, Empathy, and Gwibber, since I don't use ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Panel Icon Errors

One of the users on my system gets icon errors in the top panel at login. The volume icon and the message icon are red, round circles with lines through them. The icons for online status are also ...
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Wireless indicator disappeared on Ubuntu 14.04 and can not connect to new wifi

Strangely, wireless indicator has been disappeared. In addition, When I open the network manager, I can not connect to new wifi, so, I am only able to connect to previous connected wifis. Any Help to ...
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Cannot connect to a working VPN through Network indicator?

I have fully calibrated VPN connection with all the required settings but I cannot connect it through Network Indicator. However sometimes it works just fine and I can connect it. What might be the ...
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How to get the mail indicator to always work for Thunderbird?

I have just set up my email addresses to Thunderbird. I would like to get notifications and make icon blue when I get new mails even if I don't have Thunderbird open. How do I achieve this?
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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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Is it possible to make Ubuntu app running on Windows? (specific - hamster indicator) [closed]

I use Hamster indicator. It's great tool for people like me. I know, that for some other people it would be extremely useful. I'm discovering Ubuntu, now I'm full on Ubuntu, but not everybody is. So, ...
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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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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 ...
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Copy the Unity launcher from one user to all users

I would like to add state of art of Unity launcher as template for creating minimal state of art of other users. I was found method how to add apps into template, but not method, how to extract ...
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Change the language of date display

I recently installed 14.04, and my date/time display is unnecessarily localized. Upon installation, I chose Colombo as my location: Now the date/time is displayed in localized form (Sinhala ...
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one notification per message in empathy indicator

In the latest version of empathy (3.8.6) on ubuntu 14.04 I get a notification for every message I get from a person, which ends up clogging the entire panel. It used to be the case that I would only ...
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How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) [duplicate]

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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Huge Wallch icon in Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce-panel)

I have strange problem. My Wallch icon is huge. See the screenshot: I removed XFCE settings and reordered items a little. How can I restore normal Wallch icon size? Update: My ...
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installing python-appindicator in 13.10

I'm trying to install python-appindicator in Ubuntu 13.10 but I'm receiving not found error: E: unable to locate package python-appindicator How can I install python-appindicator in 13.10 ?
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Remove mail menu from indicator-messages

I'm using popper mail notification, which integrates into the messaging applet, therefore I have no use for the default message indicator entries. Is there a way to hide/remove them? I already ...
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No battery indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

My new and recent setup of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron 7437 (laptop) shows some peculiar behavior in terms of the battery indicator: If the laptop is connected to its power supply, the indicator ...
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Unity's Messaging Menu (indicator) in Gnome Shell

Is there any way to use the Messaging Menu from Unity in Gnome Shell? I've tried the AppIndicator Gnome Shell extension, but that does not seem to work for the Messaging Menu.
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Prime Indicator enormous in xfce-panel [duplicate]

I installed prime-indicator, which allows to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards, as reported here: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/prime-indicator-lets-you-quickly-switch.html No ...
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Change Datetime format

I'm using Gnome 3 / Gnome-shell, and Ubuntu 13.10. I'd like to display the timestamp (as in, the number of seconds since 1970/01/01 00:00 UTC) next to the clock in the top bar. I figured out I just ...
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Light alternative for Unity clock applet (netbook)?

Default clock applet is heavy based on evolution ( I think it is provided by this package )indicator-datetime. For this reason, on on Ubu 14.04, it is sucking about 30mb of ram ( as for htop info ) ...