Hot answers tagged

17

I found that my power indicator had simply crashed. Executing the following in a terminal restarted it in no time: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-power/indicator-power-service &disown


14

Greeter/Login Screen I end up looking how the nm-applet works. I tracked it down, as it seems hard coded in unity-greeter. This modification make it appear in the greeting screen after boot or logoff (but not in the lock screen). Download source and build dependencies sudo apt-get build-dep unity-greeter apt-get source unity-greeter Add spawn function ...


14

Textual / speaking clock for Mate and other Ubuntu variants Although the question was originally about Ubuntu Mate, luckily, from 15.10, indicators can be used on Mateas well. As a result, the answer below at least works for Unity and Mate and (tested) on Xubuntu. A GUI to change settings is still to follow (working on it), but I tested the indicator below ...


12

Here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2276023 posted the solution worked for me finally on 15.04. sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 Then need to restart Skype.


8

One way that I have tried in Ubuntu 14.04 using LightDM (Default); Using Some config files stored in /usr/share/unity/indicators/ Let's say you want to hide keyboard indicator: Open corresponding file for editing sudo nano /usr/share/unity/indicators/com.canonical.indicator.keyboard Comment object paths for the mode you want to hide in, example this ...


7

Synapse Indicator Indicator Synapse, a search indicator made by Tom Beckmann for elementary OS. The indicator is similar to Mac OS Spotlight. It creates virtual index of files and items which are on the system. It is designed to access files and items quickly. It also has ability to search in online dictionary/knowledge engine (WolframAlpha) and web. To ...


7

After spending lot of efforts, I've found two solutions: 1. Wine Install wine to run IPMsg.exe on ubuntu. But it has a problem while transferring files. Ubuntu system can only receive files form IPMsg if its running using wine. While sending files from Ubuntu to Windows based IPMsg it will show 0KB file size and it will not allow you to receive any files. ...


7

Install the dconf-editor tool ... open a terminal and execute: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Open dconf Editor, navigate to com → canonical → indicator → messages. Remove 'empathy.desktop' in the right pane, log out and back in. Now the Empathy icon doesn't appear in the indicator bar any more. Note: The next time you open ...


6

First of all a clarification : the first screenshot in your question shows the datetime indicator. The second screenshot in your question shows the GNOME Calendar application. To add a new event open the Calendar application and click on Calendar -> Add event... in the app menu bar. As there is no official possibility to add a new event by using the ...


6

This worked with me when I faced the same problem: killall unity-panel-service without 'sudo' by the way.


4

Crypt-folder Indicator With Crypt-Folder you can manage EncFS folders via this indicator, You can mount, unmount EncFS folders, create new EncFS folders, stores the password in Gnome Key-ring and mounts it at login, change existing EncFS folders password. To install Cryptfolder indicator in Ubuntu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get ...


4

Coming with different approach: $ pstree init─┬─... ├─lightdm─┬─Xorg │ ├─lightdm─┬─lightdm-greeter───unity-greeter───4*[{unity-greeter}] ... $ dpkg -L unity-greeter ... /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml ... $ more /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml ... <key ...


4

Just remove all items from indicator. Go to: Preferences->Indicator-items and remove all entries. Works on 15.05.


4

What you seem to be looking for is called "Apparent solar time" and will not be part of the OS. You may be able to use a Search Engine to locate an application or algorithm that will help you calculate this based on GPS coordinate. I did a quick check on Google and saw that the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has a web page at ...


4

Inspired by cl-netbox' answer, you can automatically remove the icon after empathy closes. This can be done by running (starting) empathy through a wrapper script. As far as I can see, this has no downside. The only possible downside would be that the right- click option to open with does not work, but that does not apply to empathy. The wrapper would only ...


4

You can do this by using dconf-tools. So open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Now, open dconf tools and go to com -> canonical -> indicator -> datetime Change the value of time-format to custom and change the value of custom-time-format to %F %A. This will hide the time and display date as YYYY-mm-dd <full weekday name>. ...


3

Using the command line: dconf write /com/canonical/indicator/datetime/time-format "'custom'" dconf write /com/canonical/indicator/datetime/custom-time-format "'%a %d %h'" For the datetime format, please refer to the strftime() syntax. To reset the settings: dconf reset /com/canonical/indicator/datetime/time-format dconf reset ...


3

No, currently there is no way to do that. There is no option in any tweak tool or in the dconf-configuration. I would say, the app indicator panel with the current behavior isn't the final design. Maybe in the future, there is a configuration option for that. As a workaround you could try the GNOME extension Appindicator Support, but you have to change the ...


3

Thanks to Juan M. Gonzalez, as written in this post, a temporary but working solution is the following: dropbox stop sudo dropbox start # please notice the sudo! EDIT 02/16/2016 Please note that this solution is still working (and I'm still using it) but it has side effects with file permissions. Please look into this thread for a list of proposed ...


3

What you search is the LST (Local Solar Time) or local sideral time, and you can use an online page to see it. As the OP found, there is the sunclock application which you can install with sudo apt-get install sunclock Run it (sunclock from the command line) and after you have resized the normally tiny window, you can switch from "map" mode to a ...


3

I tried the above solutions, and they didn't work properly for me. I also did a bunch of other things and I think the trick was: dconf reset -f /com/canonical/indicator/power/ pkill -f indicator-power-service After I fully restarted, the indicator seemed to work without issue, no need for the cron job! BTW, on a side note, "acpi -V | grep ...


3

Tomboy Notes Indicator Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application which is simple and easy to use. It lets you organise your notes intelligently by allowing you to easily link ideas together with Wiki style interconnects. To install Tomboy Notes Indicator in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install tomboy


2

Start by clicking on it and choose Settings. Then check Always Hide and you're done.


2

Indicator multiload has that and much more sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload to start it up: indicator-multiload & You can set it to print a graph for each category, you can set it to display text, or you can set it to display both. Categories include: CPU, memory, netspeed, swap, load, and disk IO speed.


2

A solution that works as of Dec 2015 in Ubuntu 14.04 is to install the following PPA: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fixnix/indicator-systemtray-unity sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-systemtray-unity This gives you an arrow in the taskbar that you may click to show your icons. You can also have the icons show in the bar itself and ...


2

Indicator-xkbmod Category: Accessibility Keyboard modifiers state indicator for Ubuntu Unity desktop. Unity lacks such accessibility tools which most likely needed when sticky keys is activated. Icon Mode Label Mode Daily Build: To install add PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sneetsher/one sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-xkbmod


2

This is how to hide/show some of them: Sound gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible false gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true or dconf write /com/canonical/indicator/sound/visible false dconf write /com/canonical/indicator/sound/visible true Keyboard Layout gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.keyboard visible false ...


2

I found the following two solutions: For sound, running this at the command line restored my sound icon: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true For Dropbox and for my IME input indicator, it seems that removing everything from the Gnome panel, and then adding "indicator app complete" and "notification area", and then restarting helped. ...


2

There is a bug with lubuntu vivid in bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-power-manager/+bug/1446247 That it does not show in the panel but there is another indicator with right clicking on the panel panel settings click on the panel applets tab click the add button and add battery monitor is the easiest workaround. If you don't want to ...


2

Install 1.5.0 version of xfce4-power-manager, xfce4-power-manager-data and xfce4-power-manager-plugins from the launchpad site. Open the terminal and; Follow the ppa instructions to correctly add the ppa for 15.04, then run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Note: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade will also upgrade other packages. Be careful. run ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible