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System Load Indicator Category: System Information Network, memory and cpu usage indicator; this is a port of the original System Monitor GNOME Panel applet (gnome-system-monitor applet). In Preferences you can customize the output to fit it to your desktop theme: To install: You can install it through the Ubuntu Software Centre by clicking this ...


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Having date and time gone on Ubuntu 13.10 beta, after next reboot, this command solves the problem: killall unity-panel-service


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StackApplet Category: Other StackApplet is a GNOME panel applet that monitors your activity on any StackExchange site. stackapplet in Ubuntu Software Center For Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04: Get the latest version as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stackapplet-dev/stackapplet sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stackapplet The first time ...


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I had the same problem, installing the following package fixed it for me: sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386


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You may need to do two things: 1. Install the sni-qt libraries. Install sni-qt (click on the link), or with sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386 from the terminal, and then restart Skype. The tray/panel icon should now be back! The reason this step is required is because sni-qt is installed automatically by the Ubuntu repository Skype package, but ...


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Found a solution at the comment #7 from the Ubuntu bug: Install package sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 Log out, and then log back in (or issue dropbox stop && dropbox start at the command line)


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ClassicMenu Indicator Category: Application starter Provides a simple way to get a classic GNOME-style application menu for those who prefer this over the Unity dash menu. Like the classic GNOME menu, it includes Wine games and applications if you have those installed. To install Classic Menu indicator in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...


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Hardware Sensors Indicator Category: System Information Application Indicator showing hardware sensors. First add the repository: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors Update: sudo apt-get update And then install the package: sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors Then launch Hardware Sensors Indicator from Unity or ...


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Weather Indicator Category: Weather Forecasting Warning. This indicator is not being updated anymore and will probably not work in current versions of Ubuntu. UPDATE ! Development continues! https://launchpad.net/weather-indicator/+announcement/11516 Displays the current/extended weather, multiple locations and notifications support. indicator-weather ...


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Try reseting its configuration dconf reset -f /com/canonical/indicator/datetime/ If it didn't show up try kill it, it should restart pkill -f datetime For similar cases, better to explain how you may get it: Check if it is running, if yes then possibly a configuration problem $ ps ax | grep -i indicator-datetime 2863 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/...


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CPUFreq Category: System Information If you have a laptop or Netbook and want to be able to cool down that chip that's burning your hand and save some battery power this will be useful. sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq OR If you don't use the indicator plugin (say, on Xfce), you can also use this utility in the systray (or notification area).


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Already solved here and here. From the terminal: sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata sudo killall unity-panel-service Then logout & login from the graphic session. If the clock is still hidden/grayed out: If it still doesn't work report a bug on Launchpad. *edited to solve a bigger slice of ...


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My Weather Indicator Category: Weather Forecasting this is an indicator that will show weather information in your area, as well as other valuable information such as time of sunrise, sunset and moon phase Find out whether you need to wear a jacket, a t-shirt or a waterproof suit... If you click on the indicator, you will get more information about, ...


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You can remove the message indicator by removing the indicator-messages package by clicking on that link and clicking uninstall. Or by executing the following command in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages Then log out and back in.


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Dropbox Category: Cloud Computing Download and install the deb.


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Places Indicator Category: File management This is a simple indicator that shows common folders and all bookmarks, the indicator updates automatically if bookmark was added or removed. Download the latest version Extract the files Run indicator-places.py


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Using dconf-editor you can set various options to control the indicator-datetime applet Navigate to com.canonical.indicator.datetime and tick the two checkboxes shown. dconf-editor is part of the dconf-tools package which you can install from the Software Center or via a terminal command: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools If the date does not appear ...


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14.04 and beyond Mitch points out in his answer for 14.04 and 16.04 that you should check 10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla before modifying anything. Also check that you have Secure Boot disabled and if that brings the menu option back. Re-enabling the hibernation option in the menu To re-enable the hibernation option in the menu, your /etc/polkit-1/...


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Caffeine Category: Power Management Caffeine indicator allows user to temporary disable screensaver/sleep mode, Also there is option to add program in list to disable screensaver permanently for that program. To install Caffeine indicator in Ubuntu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/caffeine-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...


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VirtualBox™ Indicator Category: Virtualization Provides a quick way to launch virtual machines. For Precise onward (Python3 version): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-virtual-box For Natty, Maverick & Lucid (Vala version) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-astrapi/ppa sudo ...


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To have Skype Tray Icon displayed in Ubuntu, install sni-qt package: sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386


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Redshift Category: Computer Health Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. gtk-redshift in Ubuntu Software Centre Customise Colour Temperature You can change the colour temperature by adding -t DAY:NIGHT to the Redshift ...


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In versions of Ubuntu prior to 13.04 you have to whitelist the applications if you want to allow them to access the system tray. Firstly install dconf-tools from the software center ( or by clicking here) Then Press Alt+F2 and enter dconf-editor and run it. Now navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel. Now change the value of systray-whitelist to "...


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This bug has already been reported. a quick fix (in terminal): killall unity-panel-service


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Exactly like old gnome indicator: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/network-memory-and-cpu-usage-indicator.html#more Note from the link: Once installed, launch System Load Indicator from Dash. Unlike the old gnome applets, this is how to add those indicators to the panel.


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I'm working on one at the moment (indicator-sensors) which with any luck will be ready in time for the final release of natty - code is barely functional at the moment and still need to figure out a bunch of UI issues, so will be a week or two at least until anything release worthy is finished.


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Ejecter Category: Mounting/Drive Removal Handy applet if you are swapping out usb sticks, cards and hardrives on a regular basis. You can install ejecter without using the PPA - it's in the default repositories.


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Sysmonitor Indicator Category: System Information Nice and simple just shows as text the current processor and ram usage, and also various temperature sensors detected in your system. ppa:alexeftimie/ppa and install package indicator-sysmonitor It is possible to add own scripts for customized output:


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F.lux indicator Category: Computer health f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kilian/f.lux sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fluxgui


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Shutter Category: Taking and editing screenshots Shutter is a program for capturing and editing screenshots Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, ...



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