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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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StackApplet Category: Other StackApplet is a GNOME panel applet that monitors your activity on any StackExchange site. stackapplet in Ubuntu Software Center Update: As indicated in comments, the version of StackApplet in the Ubuntu Software Center is old and broken. To install it, use instead this ppa. The first time the application is used, run ...


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


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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. Get the most recent version from its web page (PPA available for Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10 ...


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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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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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Dropbox Category: Cloud Computing Download and install the deb.


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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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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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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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Re-enabling the hibernation option in the menu To re-enable the hibernation option in the menu, your /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla should be modified to look like the following in saucy (13.10): [Re-enable hibernate by default in upower] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate ResultActive=yes ...


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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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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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Caffeine Category: Power Management Caffeine helps prevent Ubuntu from ‘sleeping’. ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa and install package caffeine


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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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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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SSHPlus Category: Network A simple version of SSHMenu with a list of your regular SSH connections (previously called SSHlist). SSHplus supports sshmenu configuration files, and adds the entries automatically. Download sshplus.py from here In Terminal make the file executable and copy to /usr/local/bin chmod a+rx sshplus.py sudo cp sshplus.py ...


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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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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. ppa:kilian/f.lux and install package fluxgui


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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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Jupiter Category: Power management Discontinued, only works in versions before 13.04. (Possible workaround) A really helpful power management indicator. You can use it to change display settings as well as simple power management schemes, or to disable your touchpad or wifi adapter on laptops. It can either run with the new applet system, or with the old ...


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Chars Indicator Category: Other Chars indicator is a replacement for the old character applet. It allows you to store characters, which are potentially not available on your keyboard directly, in order to use them conveniently without searching the full chaaracter map (such as fancy unicode chars). A click on a symbol in the menus copies the selected ...


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Run an application To start an application (eg., gcalctool) with the menu within the application rather than in the panel, run the following in a terminal: UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= gcalctool To start the application with the menu enabled in the application and the panel, run: APPMENU_DISPLAY_BOTH=1 gcalctool Instead of using the terminal, you can use the Alt ...



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