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Design justification and analysis is available here.


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Why make something that already exists and is useful? Why change for something that no has usability? Design-over-function. It sounds harsh but the original remit was the cut down the number of icons and standardise the way they work. There's little consideration for what these icons need to accomplish or how people use them. The process was very ...


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Documentation for integrating with the sound menu can be found here. Information on MPRIS is also useful if you want your application to integrate properly. If you need help you can post to the ayatana-dev mailing list or #ayatana IRC on freenode.


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Homepage on unity.ubuntu.com Design Guidelines Implementation Guide with code samples Mailing List


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When an application alerts you or requires focus,a blue triangle would appear on the top-left of the Ubuntu button and an icon would also pop out and wiggle briefly. The envelope will turn blue whenever you receive a new email or instant message. When the system volume is muted and audio starts playing , the sound icon would turn blue for a brief ...


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The previous answer is correct in saying that the layout is like this: [appmenu] [app indicators] [system indicators] Which means you can not have the layout you mention in the question. But, you CAN move an Application Indicator within the space allocated for the application indicators. You do that by calling app_indicator_set_ordering_index() ...


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Since you are looking for a python version, you might be interested in this implementation for exaile.


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It's the indicator applet's default to group application and system indicators separately, and place application indicators to the left of system indicators, so you'd probably need a modified host applet to do that. See the specification for further information, and you can also ask for help in #ayatana on Freenode.


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API documentation is available here - http://people.canonical.com/~ted/libappindicator/current/ Some information are also avaiable at Ubuntu Wiki -- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationIndicators#Technical%20Resources


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Most open source projects, or projects that are otherwise open to third party contributions will publish some sort of development guidelines. These are all different for each project and controlled by the project maintainers. You'd need to look through information posted for any particular project to find out how to contribute. In the case of Ayatana, the ...


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If you are developing in python use the update method of the notification object then the show method: notification = pynotify.Notification("title", "body", "icon") notification.show() #later notification.update("title2", "body2", "icon2") notification.show() If you are developing in C, there is the notify_notification_update() function that does the same ...


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The key icon is just to show you when you are using elevated or root privilege and gives you the option to drop those privileges. I don't see this icon all the time too and that is the way it is meant to be. As far as I can remember, I usually see this icon while installing something from the software centre or running something with root privileges.


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It sounds like you're missing the "Indicator Applet". It should be available from the Add to Panel menu.


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It's likely that you've removed the indicator applet from your panel. Right click on the panel, and select Add to Panel, then search for the indicator applet. Note: I've blurred out the non-default entries I have in my menu so not to confuse.


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I know no way to remove the name from the applet. Though you can remove the applet entirely, and the shutdown/logout will now be in the System menu.


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Install the package indicator-applet-appmenu. Then right click on the panel, select 'Add to Panel...', select 'Indicator Applet Appmenu' and click 'Add'.


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There is already an app menu avaible; though another one has been developed for use in Ubuntu Unity. Please be warned that as of this time, some applications (like Firefox) do not work with the appmenu.


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This is most likely a bug report. Please look at Reporting Bugs for information about reporting a bug before going to Launchpad to report this issue. Make sure you check for duplicates first! You most likely want to file this bug against telepathy-gabble.


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Sorry but that screenshot is (at most) a combination of Indicator Applet and the older Notification Area. You can tell because Indicator Applet doesn't have a move handle and their tray does. It looks like the first two (Networking and DropBox) are Notification Area and the rest are Indicator applet.


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fossfreedom posted this as a comment, which essentially answers the question: doubtful it will land - according to this blueprint, no progress on this: blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/… – fossfreedom♦ Mar 5 '12 at 10:50 On its whiteboard (main page), that blueprint currently says: From Etherpad: issues for current implementation ...


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The blue indicates something probably needs your attention: Messaging Menu - blue is the new green. This means you have a new message/email/IM. Note that applications can mark notifications to not be as important - e.g. Gwibber's tweets (unless they're @you) will not cause the envelope to go blue. Sound Menu - the only time I've seen this go blue. Is if ...


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To answer my own question: the workaround is to whitelist evolution-alarm-notify using the method described here: How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray? I filed a bug on launchpad, here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/773896 (please use the 'this bug also affects me' option on the page if you want to ...


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It IS possible via library called Taskview. See https://github.com/ssickert/TaskView. It already has plugins for lots of apps, we just need an AppIndicator which supports it.


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I have 2 Logitech wireless mouse (mice ?). One of them (an old model) shows the battery level on the indicator. The other one (newer) doesn't. I'm really not sure what makes it work or not, or how. But I can tell you it actually exists :-)


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Also, if you plug an iPhone (not sure about iPod Touch) You'll see this under there


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The gnome-power-manager source has many references to wireless mouse battery levels and the like, and the NEWS file has some related entries. I only took a cursory look, and am not sure; try something like bzr branch lp:ubuntu/gnome-power-manager && grep -r -i mouse gnome-power-manager/ and see if you can figure it out.


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Application indicators are based on KStatusNotifierItem. I'm not too familiar with it but here's a tutorial on how to get started. That's all you really need to get it to work, the app icon and it's menus should then render properly regardless of which desktop it's in.


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The reason given for this is more for consistency between different applications: Status menus do not have tooltips. This is for consistency of behavior: most menus have never needed tooltips, so it is most consistent if all menus are designed to not need them, rather than some menus having them and some not. This is a relatively contentious issue, ...


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You can concatenate related notifications bubbles by setting the hint string x-canonical-append to true. from gi.repository import Notify Notify.init('test') n = Notify.Notification.new('Summary', 'Line 1', 'dialog-information') n.set_hint_string('x-canonical-append', 'true') n.show() n = Notify.Notification.new('Summary', 'Line 2', 'dialog-information') ...



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