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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.


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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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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


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


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Be sure to have sni-qt installed for i386 : apt-get install sni-qt:i386


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This is caused by a bug in Network Manager. It seems that when wlan0 is renamed using the new naming scheme it confuses Network Manager and Network Manager thinks you have another ethernet connection. It can normally be fixed with systemctl restart NetworkManager.service The command will have to be done after a reboot or suspend until the fixes are ...


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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>. ...


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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 ...


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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 /com/canonical/indicator/...


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System Indicator Service Well, it is really simpler then I expected. There is no specific API for it. Because it is just a GSimpleActionGroup & with corresponding GMenu's exported through DBus then Unity is told about their presence using declaration file with same name put in /usr/share/unity/indicators/. No need for any other library. Here a very ...


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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 ...


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As suggested by kk78 in this post, there is now an even better answer that doesn't have the sudo side effects: dropbox stop && DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start So I copied* my desktop entry: cp ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop ~/.config/autostart/start_dropbox.desktop Changed the entry like this (please notice the env word): [...


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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 ...


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To use a path to the icon is best illustrated with an example. In the example below, I keep the icons in the same directory as the script (indicator), which seems a convenient solution in your case. The bottom line is that once you initiated your indicator: class Indicator(): def __init__(self): self.app = "<indicator_name>" ...


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You're importing from gi.repository. The file for this module is: $ python3 -c 'import gi.repository, sys; print (sys.modules["gi.repository"].__file__)' /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/repository/__init__.py And that file comes from: $ dpkg -S $(python3 -c 'import gi.repository, sys; print (sys.modules["gi.repository"].__file__)') python3-gi: /usr/lib/...


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KDE Plasma 5 digital clock settings From the Hour:Minute AM/PM to 24 hour clock with the ISO date. Right click the clock widget, pick the 'Digital Clock Settings' Appearance: Use 24-hour Clock Show date Date format: ISO Date More options to customize KDE plasma 5 clock: kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?


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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 ...


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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.


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


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Script Runner Category: Utility A Python 3 indicator allowing a user to directly run a terminal command or script. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-script-runner


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You can restart nm-applet with this command from terminal: killall nm-applet; nohup nm-applet & or by restart network-manager service (with will restart nm-applet): sudo service network-manager restart


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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 ...


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Just did it yesterday for my laptop :) To get the battery status there is quite simple tool called acpi, you need to install it first: sudo apt-get install acpi Then if you run it you'll have something like this: acpi Battery 1: discharging, 44%, 00:18:48 remaining So now you just need to create a widget which will run this command and the output in ...


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This bug has been fixed in the package 0.1.7+14.04.20140527-0ubuntu1. The bug link


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How about : #!/bin/bash dev='eth0' if { nmcli dev status | grep "^"$dev".* connected" ;} &>/dev/null; then while :; do if ping -c 4 -i 0.5 gmail.com &>/dev/null; then sleep 5 else sleep 30 until ping -c 4 -i 0.5 gmail.com &>/dev/null; do notify-send --urgency=critical "Network issue" ...


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Well, I removed Indicator plugin from the panel and after xfce4-panel -r most indicators went to Notification area. Unfortunately, sound indicator disappeared, but I solved the problem by installing xfce4-mixer which does the same job, but looks slightly different. Now the panel looks smooth.


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In oldest version of gnome-shell, like the 3.10 that come with Ubuntu Trusty, the icon is there on startup but it is prone to disappear as soon as the lock screen kicks in, the computer resumes from suspend, or the phase of the moon changes too much. In my case using dropbox stop and then dropbox start make the icon reappear. For a while, at least. I ...


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You can't. Instead of this you can disable it. Open System Settings → Bluetooth: Turn it off there inc. not showing in menu bar. For reference, see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2280125



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