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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What Application Indicators are available?

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Unity launcher and logged usre name from one user to all users as minimal

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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Network connection icon has disappeared from the panel in Ubuntu 13.10

I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 13.04. When I tried to install Java in the terminal, I got a message that said: some repository files failed to download. They have been ignored, or ...
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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)

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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Network Manager Icon disappeared 14.04

So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at ...
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Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 an my machine and since the last upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 the date&time is missing in the top panel of Unity. This machine was originally installed with Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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indicator-multiload (System Load Indicator) don't show cpu usage correctly

I have accidentally deleted CPU usage percentage from indicator-multiload menu and now I can't remember what it syntax looks like and can't go back to how it was. Possibility 1 (simplest one). Can ...
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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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How to re-enable tray icons for applications in Ubuntu 13.10?

Unfortunately in Ubuntu 13.10 there is no tray icon and whitelisting is removed. The older solutions do not work for me, e.g. I get the message: No such schema 'com.canonical.Unity.Panel' when I try ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel

I faced with a problem after update, I missed 2 buttons from above panel, System menu (including shutdown, suspend & …) and User (including log out & …) how can I restore them !?...
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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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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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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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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 ) ...
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Lost all my applets last time I upgraded (to 13.10). How can I get them back?

I upgraded my system to 13.10 from 13.04 and lost all the applets in the normal view of my desktop (I see that they are active when clicking on the workspace switcher, see this image: I remember ...
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Indicators do not appear at unity panel

I noticed that applications indicators are no longer appear at the unity panel, only default ones (language, sound, battery...) are displayed. When I try to load system load indicator from terminal, I ...
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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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Chrome Notifications indicator not showing

Chrome Notifications indicator not showing. Package libappindicator1 is installed. I remember having notifications in the past, I haven't paid much attention to it, so I might have disabled it(via gui ...
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Battery charge indicator malfunctioning on Acer netbook (14.04 LTS, 32-bit)

My nephew has an Acer Aspire One series netbook, model ZG5. So it's old hardware. I replaced Windows XP with 32-bit 14.04 LTS and it runs quite admirably. The one bug we've found, though, is that ...
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How to display the skype indicator on the status top-bar?

How do I to display the Skype indicator on the top bar, please? I'm actually running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Architecture: 64 bits. And, I haven't customized my theme. I've tried to follows ...
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Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar

Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files? How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?
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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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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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App indicator not showing properly (Sigram)

I've installed Sigram and the app indicator is showing at the left top corner of the "panel" as you can see in this photo: I'm looking for some info but I can't find anything related with this ...
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QT applications indicator and appmenu don't work / ubuntu 14.04

I'm not sure when this happened,but form yesterday,I found my VLC player's indicator and appmenu dont work. there is no indicator icons and appmenu doenst appears on the top bar. Not only VLC but ...
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System tray icons disappeared after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have many applications with tray icons like davmail, hardware monitor. I miss this feature on Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone have a solution? There are some tools like Skype indicator, but I need a ...
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How to prevent Java applications from creating tray icon?

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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Screencloud Tray Icon Disappeared, Already Installed libqt4-svg

I was messing around with a lot of programs and files last night trying to get some things to work. Then, when I turned my computer on this morning, I noticed that my screencloud tray icon had ...
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How can I get System Monitor Indicator to display temperature?

System Monitor Indicator comes with options to display CPU load, memory usage, and other system stats, but currently does not include an option to display temperature (of the CPU, HDD, SSD, GPU, ...
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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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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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Can't get iconify() and deiconify() to work properly

I'm writing app for Ubuntu with C++ and Gtkmm. In my app i use libappindicator to show icon with simple menu in notification area. Icon and menu works ok, i can minimize window to panel (using ...
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Network Indicator icon in system tray is missing in 12.04

My Network indicator icon is missing in 12.04. I have tried all answers of askubuntu but no luck. When I run nm-applet or nm-applet & in terminal it gives message as ** Message: applet now ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. However, the battery indicator in the system tray is not updating at all. If I start the ...
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How to find and star/stop or hide/display indicators?

I am using Ubutnu 14.04 (LTS) and have following indicators: Now from above indicators (like: Bluetooth, Classic-Menu, Indicator-synapse, Network, Laungage, Message, Sound , datetime or calendar and ...
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nm-applet does not work Ubuntu 14.04

The network manager 'nm-applet' has disappeared from the unity panel of my Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to run it from the commad line, I receive an error: $ nm-applet nm-applet-Message: using ...
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Fixing options after switching to another desktop environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) and recently installed xubuntu-desktop environment. After switching to Xubuntu , There are some option not working like: Here following not works: About This ...
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How to restore battery status indicator in landscape mode?

On an Ubuntu 12.04 system, I rotated my beagle board screen display to landscape mode and now the battery status indicator applet is disappeared. Is there any simple applet program to display the ...
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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 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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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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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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Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?

Is it possible to change the order of icons shown in the indicator applet? With Tomboy indicator, Weather indicator, Clipboard-manager indicator, Ubuntu One and Dropbox indicators and a Battery Status ...