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 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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Remove ubuntu one from messaging indicator

I have been trying to find a way to remove the Ubuntu One entry from the indicators' panel. I have removed the ubuntuone file from /usr/share/indicators/applications and edited it out of 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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Make sniqt recognize all tray abilities (or create a working indicator in Qt)

There is this old thread of mine: How do I create a working indicator with Qt/C++? where I was suggested to use the QSystemTray library for making a tray icon in Ubuntu for my application. Sniqt is a ...
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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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Where are the systray icons for Dropbox in Ubuntu desktop 13.04 (minimal)?

I reinstalled Ubuntu desktop using the minimal CD image and the following command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends After that I used Ubuntu Software Center to make ...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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How can I restore Network Indicator in Unity Panel?

I just cleaned up junk files on my Ubuntu 12.04. After that, I restarted my Ubuntu. But then, I lose the network indicator in the Unity panel. I don't know how to restore the network icon as before.
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Example of text entry in AppIndicator menu

I have written an App Indicator, which currently has a menu. I would like one of the menu entries to be a short text entry field instead. Is this possible, and if so, where should I look for an ...
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Python/GTK3 app crashing on importing “indicate” (python-indicate)

I'm trying to integrate my Python/GTK3 app with Ubuntu's messaging menu and every time I try to import "indicate" (python-indicate) my app crashes, with the following traceback: ...
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How do I/is it possible to remove the Broadcast option from the messaging indicator?

I would like to remove an applet from the GNOME panel/indicator applet (the Gwibber/broadcasting applet, to be precise) in Unity mode. Is this possible? If so, would any techniques also apply to ...
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How can I merge the different keyboard indicators? [closed]

Presently I use two application indicators showing a keyboard: input methods (iBus) keyboard layout Is there a way to make them merge into one single indicator icon ? What I have in mind is the ...
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Email notification icon for panel

The standard Indicator Applet 0.4.6 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't achieve what I am looking for. Can someone recommend an alternative applet to notify when new emails arrive. It should ...
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Where is the messaging menu in 12.10? [closed]

All of a sudden, after the volume slider disappeared, now the messaging menu has disappeared too! after the last update, now the messaging menu does not show anything written! here is a screenshot- ...
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“No module named gnomeapplet ” error when trying to run battery indicator

I'm trying to use battery-indicator on Oneiric 64bit. I downloaded sources, run "python setup.py install" in terminal but every time I try to start it, I get this error: Traceback (most recent call ...
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Power management does not recognize removal of power supply! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery management doesn't recognize removal of power supply I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z370 with Ubuntu 11.10 and the battery status indicator shows wrong information. ...
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How do I make a rich menu for an appindicator?

I'm adding menu items to an appindicator in pygtk. I don't want them to behave like ordinary menu items: I want them to have normal appearance, but not to respond to mouse hovers and mouse clicks. The ...
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Why does Network Manager always ask for my keyring password?

This is a small nuisance I've had in Ubuntu forever. When I set my computer to login automatically, Network Manager asks me for my keyring password every time it boots and it refuses to connect to the ...
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CPU temperature monitor for 14.04LTS?

Is there a way to configure psensor so the temperatures read out in real time in the panel so it could be read at a glance? So far, in order to read the temperature I have to click on the applet ...
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How do I migrate from systray to AppIndicators?

I am considering forking Parcellite and making it use AppIndicators now that Ubuntu has dropped support for systray. How different are these, and are there any "getting started" guides on ...
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Has the Appindicator or GtkMenu API changed in Saucy? [closed]

I've written a custom application indicator, which isn't working properly on saucy. The menu is initialised with a few items, then updates regularly, adding or removing menu items. This worked fine ...
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Differences among Weather Indicators

To my knowledge there are two different weather applications with indicators for Unity -- what are the main differences and which one do you prefer over the other and why? Weather Indicator ...
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Workspace indicator that works with more than 4 workspaces?

I'm using ubuntu with more than the default 4 workspaces. The workspace indicator icon in the left sidebar only shows 4 workspaces. So i can't see in which workspace I'm currently are. Is there a ...
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How to Restore Session Menu to Unity Panel?

For reason(s) yet unknown, the Session Indicator has disappeared from my Unity Panel (ver. 11.10.) Short of reinstalling, is there a way the Session Indicator can be restored, perhaps through a ...
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XFCE Indicator Applet Completely Messed Up

I recently had to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 after Windows wiped it out. After a mildly painful (mostly caused by the installer seeming a lot more confused than usual) installation process, I was up and ...
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How to install Stack Applet?

I am trying to install Stack Applet. I followed the instructions in this question. To be specific I used the following sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/george-edison sudo apt-get update ...
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indicator-notifications history [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to view all the entries in indicator-notifications. I have it installed already and running. By default, it shows just five recent notifications even when you have more than ...
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Override Built-In Maverick Keyboard Shortcuts

Having used the Command+M keyboard shortcut to minimize windows in OS X, I'd like to use the same functionality in Ubuntu 10.10. When I try, though, it only brings up the "communications" section of ...
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I can't turn on my bluetooth?

Ubuntu 12.04.01 - i can't turn on my bluetooth. I am on a dell vostro 1500 with wireless 355 bluetooth module (bluetooth 2.0 + EDR). When i turn the bluetooth on from the indicator and then click on ...
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Can I rearrange the messaging menu list?

This is my current messaging menu layout in Ubuntu 12.10: I was wondering is there a way to change the list? I would rather have Thunderbird moved to the bottom. I tried uninstalling Thunderbird, ...
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Battery Status In Panel Does Not Change Or Give Low Battery Warning (Ubuntu 12.04)

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 Precise (first point release) on my laptop (an MSI machine). I've resolved several minor issues but can't figure one out and have searched here and on google to ...
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How to format datetime indicator in Unity's panel to show in two lines?

Is it possible to format datetime indicator in Unity3D to show in two lines? I tried this: how-to-customize-indicator-datetime-to-two-line-configuration But that seems to work only when I run my ...
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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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Pidgin ignores preferences

I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the IM-window to appear if a new message arrive, and to disable the blue ...
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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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Indicators showing the wrong color icons

I dont know whats wrong with My Ubuntu but my top panel was gone its proper look .Help me to restore it . i am giving you the sample image .
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Is there a way to add a window list on the panel in Unity?

Is there a way in Natty with the Unity shell to add a Window List (or, even better, something like Talika) to the top bar? Or, failing that, some sort of appindicator for open windows? Ultimately, ...
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Is it possible to have a small indicator showing that updates are available (red for security updates) instead of having the update manager pop up?

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 with unity. I've been googling for an answer to that question for several weeks and found nothing. What I want is the old behaviour where a small indicator icon shows that there ...
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How do I adjust the Clock Indicator format?

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. The clock indicator on the panel is not following my regional settings format. I edited locales and in all applications I have the right format of date and time ...
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How can I make Indicator Session only show my username and not my full name?

My panel has a lot of indicators, and my full name is large. Is there a way to set Ubuntu 11.10 to behave like Ubuntu 11.04 and only show my username?
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How can I access the systray whitelist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray? I already tried: gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist and it didn't work.
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Is it possible to alter and update the status icon of a running indicator applet?

I'm trying to create a simple application indicator that mimics the CPU load applet for the gnome-panel. I currently do this by updating (overwriting) the status icon of the indicator with the new ...
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Do AppIndicators work on Xubuntu?

I don't have access to an Xubuntu install right now so I thought I'd just ask this here. Does Xubuntu (or more specifically, the XFCE panel) support AppIndicators? I'm porting an application to use ...
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Any way to exclude accounts from mail indicator?

I only want one of my accounts to make the mail indicator go blue when I get a new message, but I don't want it monitoring the second account I also have in Thunderbird. Possible?
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Adding Banshee to the sound indicator

How to put Banshee into sound the indicator?
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Why are indicator applets not working?

The indicator applet and the indicator applet session are not showing anything for some reason. Last time I was on ubuntu they were working fine. Does anyone know why this might happen? The last ...
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Why does removing gwibber-service get rid of indicator-me

I don't use gwibber at all but when I go to remove gwibber-service it wants to remove indicator-me. I still use empathy so I like the indicator being in place. Is there any way to have this removed ...
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Will Audacious support the Sound Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to integrate Audacious in the sound menu? Is there any plug-ins already available? I couldn't find any
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How to customize indicator-datetime to two line configuration?

Before we used to be able to customize the gnome panel clock to two line style. How could we do the same for indicator-datetime? I understand there's dconf-editor from dconf-tools. And by going to ...
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Using AppIndicators with the Qt framework

Is there a class or library somewhere that makes it easy to use the new AppIndicator framework from within a Qt application? It seems strange that I should have to include GTK headers / libraries ...