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 change bug status on launchpad?

There is this bluetooth bug present in 16.04, that has been fixed for 14.04, so on launchpad its status is "Fix released". What should I do in such situation to notify people of regression? Here is ...
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What Application Indicators are available?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Indicator Synapse

I am in love with the synapse spotlight indicator and I noticed that none of the PPA's offer a working version for 16.04. I have tried the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gotwig/weekly sudo ...
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How to develop a System Indicator for Unity?

This is not a duplicate of How to create Unity indicators?. I'm looking for system indicator not application indicator. Backgound: From these two questions: How do I add or manipulate ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 - indicator applet area of the LXPanel won't work

The icons of the indicators and applications (e.g. nm-applet or Telegram) disappeared from the LXPanel's indicator applet area (but the area is still there but doesn't show anything). How can I ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 panel indicator applet fails in vertical mode

LXPanel 0.8.2 in Lubuntu 16.04. The indicator applet in the panel works flawlessly in a horizontal panel, but in a vertical one it still displays the application icons next to each other horizontally ...
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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Invisible indicator appeared on my unity panel

why I getting this invisible indicator applet? How to get rid / remove from my unity panel? I already disable all startup and reboot. But it still there. Currently I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Here ...
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Viber indicator not working

So I installed Viber on my Ubuntu 14.04 and had the realisation that the notification icon was at the wrong place (top left instead of with the other icons on the tray). I followed the instructions ...
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How to change the date/time format to English from the command line?

Following the steps in the thread How to change Date/Time format to English? I got my Language Support app crashed, so I wonder if it is possible to change the language of the calendar from the ...
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Dropbox problem in Indicator applet in Gnome classic

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and as I am more comfortable with Gnome classic, I have installed gnome-session-flashback and happily using that. It has some issues that can be tolerated. However, ...
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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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Where are the brightness indicators gone? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS on my Dell Inspiron - 5558 sometime back and don't know what I did but messed up with some settings related GNOME and all. POOF!!! The brightness indicators, sound ...
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(Gnome, libappindicator) AppIndicator disappears when indicator-application-service is started

I'm using this example: https://gist.github.com/davidboy/1045233 on Ubuntu 14.04 [Gnome Classic]. The system tray icon is shown. But it disappears when the indicator-application-service starts. After ...
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Fuzzy-Clock for Ubuntu

A long while ago, I had a clock set to say things like morning, day, evening, night, for time in a panel app. Broad stroke, not very specific, It might have been a KDE desktop. I am in Ubuntu Mate ...
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Change Time & Calender to English

I have installed "Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"in My Lenovo-E40-70 laptop And Location I choose Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I'm getting Calender and time in Arabic not English. How do I change to English?
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indicators not showing up in 16.04

I have a number of programs set to start automatically (skype, whatsie, etc), but their indicators are not showing in the top panel. I have checked the system monitor and they are indeed running, but ...
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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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AppIndicator3: Set indicator icon from file name or GdkPixbuf

I'm writing a small Python 3 app which uses AppIndicator3 to place an icon in the top bar, and then change that icon in response to user actions. Simple, right? Because the app is small, it needs to ...
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Python 3 AppIndicator3: What is the dependency?

I'm packaging an app I wrote in Python 3 which uses: from gi.repository import AppIndicator3 As I'm listing the dependencies, I have been unable to determine what package contains AppIndicator3. I ...
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Claws mail does not minimise to notification/indicator applet

I am using Claws Mail v3.13.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. Before upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10 the claws mail plugin Notification managed to minimise and/or close claws mail to tray (i.e., in this little mail ...
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Remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages

Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally started Thunderbird once, I do not use it. Now I cannot remove Thunderbird from the indicator-messages menu. As per the doc, I have tried to: copy the file ...
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No indicators showing up on 14.04

I can't seem to get any indicators on my new installation of Ubuntu, I'm on a laptop so seeing the battery is pretty important, along with it just being a nuisance. I've tried installing the ...
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How to change sound indicator player's icons size

Where can I change the size of icons in the portion of volume control? view screenshot
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Hibernation is still missing from menu in 13.10 after enabling via polkit. How to enable?

I know that since 12.04, we need to add a policykit rule to enable hibernation (see question How to enable hibernation? and the Official Documentation). I can successfully bring my laptop into ...
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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 ...
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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) ...