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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Pycharm desktop entry

I installed PyCharm (just run the 'sh' file, configure and create a new project) Everything was fine till I noticed there wasn't any launcher at the Unity Lauch Bar nor the ClassicMenu. So googling ...
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implement filter in unity-scopes with python

A lot of the unity-scopes do not work in ubuntu (for example the unity-scope-gmusicbrowser), thus I've tried to "correct" them in order to get results in the dash. Ok, I succeeded in doing this (for ...
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1answer
85 views

How can I create Unity dash integration for my Python script?

I have written an awesome script in Python and I seriously think it should help many rookie Ubuntu users out there -- especially for a quick solution/tip. My script searches through AskUbuntu.com and ...
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1answer
194 views

Which processes with daemon are unnecessary?

I saw 3 processes which have "daemon.py" at the end of them and use 10 MB of memory each of them. What do they make? Also there are a lot of processes which have daemon inside. Are they really ...
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AppIndicator documentation for Python

Where has the documentation for the Python bindings to AppIndicator gone? Visiting this official looking page, all the links are broken.
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1answer
53 views

Application integration with Unity launcher

I like to integrate a application (a digital shredder, a interface for shred command) to allow drag-and-drop files from Nautilus to launcher icon and then open the program and fill the file path ...
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1answer
117 views

Why can't I find any tutorial for Unity scope and Python for Ubuntu 13.10?

Has the support for the Python language been removed from the SDK in Ubuntu 13.10? I can't find any tutorial for the Unity scope and for Python.
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73 views

Setting the icon_theme_path in python script

I've made a python script to add a new indicator in the systray on Ubuntu Unity. When i set a specific folder for the icon, the icon appears in the systray. Exemple : ...
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Add logo to default icon set Ubuntu 13.04

I have Python and for some reason, the IDLE window doesn't show a logo on the launcher and in the dash it's a very low quality one. Is there any way I could add/change the logo in the default icon ...
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1answer
213 views

Mac-like search bar in task bar

I like the Unity Dash and all, but it can take a while to load (older computer with 1GB RAM). So I was wondering if it would be possible to create a program in Python that puts a search bar (like on ...
3
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Application should skip the unity launcher [duplicate]

How can I skip the unity launcher for a (Py)Qt-app? As you see when running the code below, there is an icon in the launcher. I don't need that icon because I manage the windows of that application ...
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Don't show a running application in the launcher (PyQt4) [duplicate]

I write an application that has an icon in the upper right corner in the notification area, so there is no need to put its icon in the launcher. But it is automatically put there. How do I disable ...
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1answer
108 views

Issue with dynamic Quicklist in Unity

I would like to add a Quicklist to Gufw app, but it isn't working. The code is here (you can install reading the INSTALL file): http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gufw-developers/gui-ufw/testing/files/3 I ...
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What's “Unity.LayoutHint” intended for?

I currently write my own lense in python (Ubuntu 13.4) using singlet. In the api documentation, there is a Unity.LayoutHint (View), which is used by Unity.PreviewAction (View). I don't see any change ...
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58 views

Change icon with Launcher API

With Launcher API provided by libunity I can add a counter or a progress-bar to my application icon. But I would also like to change the icon it self or the name of the application. Is this possible? ...
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1answer
273 views

Python unity indicator applet and glade child window exits at the same time

Since I don't have much reputation. The original question has been posted in stackoverflow and here is the link: Python unity indicator applet and glade child window I have created an unity ...
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1answer
286 views

How to change menu entries in AppIndicator, when it is running?

There is a similar question at StackOverflow, but it didn't help me: Changing items while running. I tried asking at StackOverflow, but people there where not too active: How to change GTK menu in ...
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1answer
202 views

Progress bar for python/ quickly web browser

i have been doing this web browser for roughly a day now, i have got the main look of the browser set up how i want it. i have now decided to add a little progress bar at the bottom of the main ...
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2answers
396 views

Create a Gtk Window insensitive to Show Desktop and Won't show in Launcher

I want to make a Gtk.Window which is pinned to the Desktop and acts like a desktop widget. I've found that I can do this by setting self.set_type_hint(Gdk.WindowTypeHint.DESKTOP) which keeps it below ...
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1answer
150 views

How to use fixed width font in python indicator in Unity's top panel?

I have a python script of network bandwidth indicator that I have downloaded from here : https://launchpad.net/nettraffic I would like to make the indicator use a fixed font so that the indicator's ...
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117 views

My Unity bar is missing and I cannot log in [closed]

Hello I am running a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu 12.04. I have been testing the open beta if the Steam gaming service. I ran into some issues installing it. But nothing crazy and it did work. I ...
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2answers
182 views

Opening a Gtk.Window that covers Launcher and Panel

I am trying to create a GtkWindow that would be on top of all the windows. This includes Unity's Launcher and Panel. I am working on Kazam screen recorder and one of the options of the program is ...
3
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1answer
201 views

Pidgin script with Python/ Get Focus Signal

I am creating a script in Python to integrate Pidgin with Unity (12.04), I've managed to do the counting notifications system using the Launcher API. But I dont know what event or signal is activated ...
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2answers
181 views

How do I access the windows spread programmatically?

I am doing a project in which my application has the ability to spread, similar to effect of pressing Super+W. I was wondering how it can be done programmatically, preferably using python. Can it be ...
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0answers
572 views

How to refresh unity launcher icons from python

I have written a program that runs from the unity launcher. In my preferences it would be useful for users to change the default icon of the .desktop launcher. I've set it up to change the file, but ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Needing guidance on making a simple daemon for unity notifications in a python app

I am making an app using pygtk, glade, and quickly and want to make a daemon that runs in the background to provide unity notifications for alarms and events. I would like to find a way to not require ...
2
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1answer
248 views

Pinning ipython3 qtconlsole to launcher

I've installed both ipython (which uses Python 2.7) and ipython3, and the respective qtconsole packages. Both work when I call them from the terminal like ipython qtconsole. However, when I search for ...
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1answer
126 views

Get position of launcher item in python

I'm writing an app where I want a small window to open next to its launcher item. I can have it open at the mouse position (which will be near the launcher), but that isn't very precise or satisfying. ...
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1answer
587 views

How do I make the launcher progress bar work with my application?

Background Research I am attempting to update the progress bar within the Unity launcher for a simple python/Gtk application created using Quickly called test; however, following the instructions in ...
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1answer
102 views

How do I use the Unity methods in Quickly's python code?

How do I use the Unity methods in Quickly's python code. All I want is an example of a few methods, like quicklists, notifications, indicators, etc.
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1answer
73 views

Is there a native way to share a link?

Is there some sort of API available in Ubuntu that allows you to share a link with Twitter, Facebook etc? I've found this: https://code.launchpad.net/~ken-vandine/+junk/gwibber-api-examples but it ...
7
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2answers
685 views

How to add checkbox or radio buttons to a Unity quicklist?

I have been searching how to make that happen but i can't find it anywhere. I even guessed how to enable/disable the quicklist item, so as how to add function invoked after the item is clicked, but ...
3
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1answer
219 views

Unity lens not included in global search

I'm using the quickly unity lens template here http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ It works quite all right, but even though i have set ...
3
votes
1answer
666 views

How to let an icon in the launcher wiggle?

Trying to let my python application inform the user by wiggling or shaking its icon in the launcher, I found: Wiggling seems to be the "urgent animation": How can I change the wiggle time of ...
3
votes
2answers
131 views

How to add Quicklists to GTK2 application?

We want to add Quicklists to our app Nitro. However Nitro uses GTK2 as it uses the pywebkitgtk library. As far as I'm aware, we can't use Quicklists because it requires PyGI which requires GTK3 and ...
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1answer
234 views

Only show a menu under Unity

We want our app Nitro to be more native on Ubuntu. We're going to do this by adding Unity quicklist support & appmenu support. Is it possible for the app to only utilize the app menu? If the user ...
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votes
1answer
155 views

Focusing a specific application instance by code?

I'm writing an application using Python and GTK3. This application will open instances of other applications, such as GEdit. Now, I'd also want my application to be able to focus each of those ...
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3answers
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How to add support for the global menu to a python non-gtk, non-qt app?

I'm looking for good documentation (an example, tutorial, or guide) on how to add global menu support to a non-gtk, non-qt application. (In gtk it works 'magically' for the main menu...). The ...
0
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2answers
401 views

Appindicator Theme Dependent Icons

I am developing PyGTK app with appindicator. I create my appindicator similar like in this example. In this example "indicator-messages" stock icon is used. So, I can: use stock icon (from existing ...
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2answers
254 views

Processes and .desktop launchers (Identification)

I have a python application which behaves in two different ways. When started without arguments, it runs in CONFIGMODE and shows a Configuration GUI (pygtk). When started with an argument it runs in ...
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2answers
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Python application has no icon in Unity launcher

I have written a python application (with pygtk and pymozembed) which I use very often. In the Unity dash my application has an icon (as I definded in the .desktop file). But when I start it, there ...
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3answers
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How can I change the wallpaper using a Python script?

I want to change my wallpaper in Ubuntu 11.10 (with Unity) in a small Python script. I found the possibility to change it via the gconf-editor in /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename. With ...
3
votes
2answers
186 views

Can't get activate_uri signal working when making a lens

I'm trying to develop a lens for unity in ubuntu 11.10 and I can not get activate_uri signal working. This is an extract of my code: def _on_activate_uri (self, scop, uri): print "----> " + ...
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votes
2answers
98 views

How to show spreedX client ApplicationIndicator?

For my job I require the use of the spreedX client which allows me to share my desktop when using the Spreed web conferencing environment (www.spreed.com). In pre-Unity Ubuntu versions, this ...
4
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1answer
153 views

How do I make my apps windows get their own Unity launchers?

I'm writing an application that potentially uses quite a few windows. It would be nice if I could make at least some of those windows get their own Unity launcher entries. How do I do that?
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2answers
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Developing Unity compliant apps in Python - where to start?

I'm an experienced programmer who is interested in developing apps for Linux, specifically GTK, and more specifically apps that are Unity compliant. Aside from the obvious step of learning Python, ...
3
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1answer
650 views

Unity broken after attempted program install [closed]

I followed these ( http://blog.mypapit.net/2011/05/howto-mining-bitcoin-in-ubuntu-using-opencl-py.html ) directions without any error and now the launch bar for unity is no longer displayed. Can ...
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vote
1answer
301 views

How can I change labels created with build_menu_from_desktop() in pythons appindicator module?

Suppose I created an indicator with appindicator for python. Suppose I used the line build_menu_from_desktop("/my/path/myfile.desktop", "Unity") for that. How would I go about changing the created ...
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2answers
372 views

Unity Launcher shows two questionmarks when running PyMol

pymol is started through a wrapper script. Once it runs I get two questionmarks in the Launcher. Pymol itself has an icon in the dash. But as 'pymol' is only the wrapper this icon is not used when the ...