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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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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Pulseaudio fails to run after disconnecting HDMI cable

After using a HDMI cable I lose the ability to control sound setting. The sound still works (I can play music or even watch videos and listen to them), but the speaker indicator is gone and I cannot ...
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Appindicator Icon Animation

I'm writing a software using pygobject for GTK+3 (Ubuntu 12.04, stable repo package versions for all dev tools) and I'd like my application to have animated AppIndicator icon. It's easy to make ...
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Sound indicator broken after 12.10 update (shows 3 dashes), sound settings shows no devices

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound has worked great so far. After installing an update I get the same problem described here (Sound broken after installing updates - no hardware present, but some ...
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Don't show gwibber messages in indicator applet

Gwibber turns the indicator-applet-icon blue, each time a new tweet appears in my timeline, which is always. It is therefore no longer usefull as a "there is a new message for you" resulting in many ...
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Setting APPMENU_DISPLAY_BOTH for gtk3 applications does not work

To start the application with the menu enabled in the application and the panel, the following command has to be used: APPMENU_DISPLAY_BOTH=1 appname I recently discovered that this only works for ...
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File transfer indicator applet?

In gnome-shell when you do a file transfer you get a icon appear in the bar at the top, I know in unity it shows you the information in the unity Launcher, but I have that set to autohide, so I was ...
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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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Xubuntu-possible to change the icons of the application indicators separately?

I was wondering if it is possible to change how to icons look in the top panel (application indicators?) separately. I am in love with the Numix Circle icon package, but unfortunately, its application ...
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Permanent email/chat indicator till click

I use gm-notify and Empathy in Ubuntu 14.04. When these applications generate a notification, the email indicator, which is an envelope icon, turns to blue for a short time and then it returns its ...
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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Full Transparent (glass type) menu for ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to have menus like this concept design in ubuntu 14.04? with static blur like dash,launcher?
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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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Text cursor color should change according to language

OK, there is a language indicator/selector at top of Unity (I am on Ubuntu 12.04). And I was thinking that text cursor color could be a nice way of current language indication. I'm using three ...
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ACPI on Asus NV56V Ubuntu 13.04

i'm rather new to ubuntu and just made a fresh install of ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on my new asus N56V, however i couldn't make it shut down, reboot or logout properly which i taught was odd, ...
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Why does the bluetooth indicator not show?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit $ psg blue simon 2852 2713 0 15:15 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet root 4143 1 0 15:17 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd $ gsettings get ...
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Battery indicator doesn't change its status (but after reboot)

The problem is the same as here: The icon does not change when the power cord is plugged in or unplugged (the icon remains a battery if that was the power source on boot but won't change if ...
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How can I change the time zone of bandwidthd?

Is there any way to change the UTC offset for the graphs generated by bandwidthd?
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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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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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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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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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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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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 I can resize icons from system tray?

My system tray now : Zeal, Spotify, google notifications, skype and many more apps that they have a app indicator by default, has a horror icons with over size. I searched on google, ask ubuntu ...
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Battery status not refreshing

It was working fine, but after upgrading Unity to last version, it is not refreshing anymore. The percentage and charging status remains on what it was on system startup. acpi command in terminal, and ...
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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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weather indicator applet 0.5.0

not sure how to set up this app it installed it is the panel but, when try to set prefrences for locations it freezes and screen does the grey thing when the system does not like something. Please ...
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Thunderbird indicator Ubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that when I get a new email via Thunderbird, the little indicator lights up blue as usual, but there aren't any bubble notifications that pop up. They are really ...
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Battery indicator stuck at 98% percentage

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, used to work fine but lately battery applet with percentage says 98% at boot but doesn't drain (though obviously battery is draining). How can I reboot the applet/make it work ...
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XFCE battery indicator

I'm searching for a battery indicator applet for XFCE4, does anyone know one? I already tried xfce4-battery-plugin but the battery icon is horrible. I was looking for something like the gnome2 ...
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How do you copy date and time displayed in the top panel?

I remember that some versions back, you could copy the date and time displayed in the top panel. All you had to do was to click the right mouse button, select Copy date and time and you could paste it ...
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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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Keyboard locale indicator shows en-US even though I set it to be pt-BT

I am having an issue with my keyboard. My keyboard is pt-BR layout, and I set on the configurations to be pt-BR by default. But when I login on my system, it is set on en-US, but the applet shows ...
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Click on indicator to open app window on top

When I click on indicator icon on panel, for example qbittorrent, clementine,...etc, the app window opens in background so I have to click on Unity launcher icon or use Alt + Tab to get the windows ...
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Battery Not Present XPS 15z U13.10

So I recently reopened my old laptop which was running ubuntu 12.04 lts. When I opened it, i noticed the battery was stated has ''Not Present'' in the top menu bar. When I click on that label, it ...
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what is mysterious cursor icon in unity top bar?

unity 12.04 2d. Out of nowhere In the top bar on the right, just left of the ubuntu-classic-menu indicator and just right of the ibus keyboard icon, a little arrow cursor icon has appeared. I click ...
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Gnome 3 panel shrinking application indicators

today I added a couple of indicators to my gnome-shell panel, like Skype, weather and some sensors. The problem that I'm facing is that indicators that take a considerable amount of space, like the ...
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Why is the libindicator reporting all scroll event signals as UP?

I am trying to investigate this bug; the gist is, if you have a Unity application indicator, and you scroll over it, the scroll event is always 'up', even if you scroll down. Here is a sample ...
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How can I change the desktop volume indicator color in GNOME 3.8?

Right now, whenever I use my volume up and down buttons in GNOME 3.8 on 13.04, it displays a white volume indicator. I'm wondering if there is any way to change this to use a black & white ...
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Second monitor missing skype and guake panel icons (indicators)

I have a dual monitor set up. On the primary monitor I have my launcher and my panel as always. The panel shows all my usual indicators for volume, network manager, skype, everpad, dropbox, etc. ...
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why indicator-weather does not work in ubuntu 12.04

I installed the weather indicator by using sudo apt-get install indicator-weather Then I started its configuration. However at the last step of configuration, I pressed Apply and nothing happened. ...
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indicator-messages empathy status not working

I installed pidgin and uninstalled it shortly after. After that, the buttons Available Away Busy Invisible Offline don't work anymore. Whichever I press, the dot that ...
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System load indicator only display in system tray

System load indicator (indicator-multiload) starts only in system tray part of the panel. Therefore, having more than one monitor/meters (e.g. CPU, network) will only occupy the space of a single ...
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Why I get a message of outdated packages minutes after I have updated?

I have getting a yellow exclamation mark in the top panel on 12.04. It tells me I have updates that are outdated when I just updated a few minutes ago. How do you correct the updates?
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Empathy doesn't show properly on indicator menu (12.10)

Whenever I get a message on Facebook or gtalk, a bubble pops in the upper right corner, and I hear a sound. But, the message icon doesn't turn blue, and no "new messages" or such is displayed. ...
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How to add applications to the messaging indicator in Ubuntu 12.10?

I would like to add applications as Lightread or Polly to the message Indicator. How can I do this? The only information I found does not support Ubuntu 12.10
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When I log in I am notified by a pop up stating “I cannot detect any system tray”

When I log into my account I encounter a pop-up stating that it cannot detect a system tray on the system. I no longer have a launcher, a dash or anything. only a few icons on my desktop. I cannot see ...