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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor.

These applets are useful for viewing quick info. Unlike 10.10, there is no other way to get this info onto the panel or unity launcher. There are solutions like screenlets and conky but they don't feel appropriate for a clean desktop look.

If you know one then please list out any third party indicators with links so that they can be found.

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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 install Synapse indicator in Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse

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HackerTray

Category: Other/Hakernews

HackerTray is a simple Hacker News Linux application that lets you view top HN stories in your System Tray.

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Installation steps :

sudo pip install hackertray
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sudo easy_install hackertray 
OR
#Download Source and cd to it
sudo python setup.py install

After that, you can run hackertray from anywhere and it will run.

Alternative:

sudo apt-get install python-appindicator python-pip
sudo pip install hackertray

After installation open terminal and run indicator with this command "hackertray &" without quotes.

To make HackerTray indicator run by default hit Super key and type Startup Applications and launch it, in opened window click add and enter name and command:

Name: Hackertray indicator

Command: /usr/local/bin/hackertray

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And press save, now log out and log in back. Done.

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PPA Download Statistics

Category: Reporting

A Python 3 indicator which shows the download counts for PPAs.

indicator-ppa-download-statistics

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-ppa-download-statistics
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Here are some of the indicators I wrote. They are single files based on python for guake and gpaste.

There is also a calendar indicator for Nepali i.e. my native country.

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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 update
sudo apt-get install cryptfolder-indicator

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Indicator Systemtray Unity

for Ubuntu 14.04 - 16.04

Category: System

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Indicator, when clicked, shows the tray.

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Also there is a display mode "separately from the indicator" - on top of the panel like a dock. In this mode, the position can be changed by scrolling the mouse over the indicator. To change the mode position: press the middle mouse button on the indicator.

Installation in the terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fixnix/indicator-systemtray-unity
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-systemtray-unity

You must then log out and again log in using your user.

Source Code on GitHub

To remove this package (with its configuration files!!!):

sudo apt-get --purge remove indicator-systemtray-unity
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Script Runner

Category: Utility

A Python 3 indicator allowing a user to directly run a terminal command or script.

indicator-script-runner

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-script-runner
  • Nice! Was thinking about something like this, but no need anymore :) – Jacob Vlijm Nov 28 '16 at 8:29
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MiniDLNA Indicator

Category: Network, Audio, Video, Images

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Indicator to run and stop minidlna Install minidlna DLNA server providing UPnP/DLNA access to audio, video, and image directories (e.g. for streaming to a DLNA compliant TV set).

Run minidlna with non-root privileges with an easy to edit configuration minidlna.conf stored in ~/.config/minidlna.

This Python application runs with both Python2, and Python3.

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Qnotero

Category: Academic

Qnotero is a quick access panel to your Zotero library, an open source reference manager.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qnotero
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GIS Weather

Features:

  • View weather for several days
  • Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow
  • Fast switching between cities
  • Select the background and theme weather icons
  • "Compass" with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation highlighting the high wind
  • Supported weather services:

    Gismeteo.com

    AccuWeather.com

    OpenWeatherMap.org

    Yr.no

  • Support SVG and widget scale

  • Indicator to panel
  • Presets

To install GIS Weather in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gis-weather
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If you want video tutorial Jupiter Broadcasting

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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

indicator-xkbmod icon mode

Label Mode

indicator-xkbmod 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
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Tide

Category: Information

A Python 3 indicator which shows tidal information.

indicator-tide

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-tide
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Fortune

Category: Amusement

A Python 3 indicator which calls the fortune program and shows the result in the on-screen notification.

indicator-fortune

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-fortune
  • Got a Russian interface now. Additional fortunes can be found in the repository for the different native languages. – whtyger Mar 26 '15 at 9:23
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Terran Computational Calendar

Category: Date & Time

Displays the terran computational calendar date.

This calendar system may be useful for mathematicians and programmers due to it's simple algorithm, zero-based numbering, and synchronization with the Unix Epoch. More info at terrancalendar.com

This app indicator can be downloaded from github or from the links below.

screenshot: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/screenshot.jpg

install: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/install.txt

app indicator: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/terran_computational_calendar.py

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Reminder Indicator

Reminder indicator is an indicator app specially designed for Ubuntu to set schedule reminders. These reminders can be configured to play a sound, show a notification, and/or run a command. Indicator Reminder has a powerful date/time selection feature that allows you to express recurring dates/times in plain English. For example: "every day", "every Monday", "every other", "every weekday", "every 30 minutes", and more!. They can also be set to repeat minutely or hourly.

To install Reminder indicator in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(tested):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bhdouglass/indicator-remindor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-remindor

or install QT version of Reminder indicator via following commands in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bhdouglass/indicator-remindor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remindor-qt
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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

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Calendar Indicator

Calendar indicator is linked with Google Calendar, You can access your Google account calendar via this indicator and get notifications directly on your desktop.

To install Calendar indicator in Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator

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Punycode Converter

Category: Utility

A Python 3 indicator to easily convert a URL between Unicode and ASCII.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-punycode
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Live Cricket Score Indicator:(available for Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and 15.10)

Category: Other

Cricket Score Indicator is an App-indicator displays live cricket scores:

Open Terminal and run the commands(Ctrl+Alt+T)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rawcoder/cricket-score-indicator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cricket-score-indicator
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On This Day

Category: Information

A Python 3 indicator which displays calendar events in the menu.

indicator-on-this-day

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-on-this-day
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DIY Animated Application Indicator using bash

The only way I know of displaying to the Systray / Application Indicator using bash is with Indicator-Sysmonitor. I used it to create an animated text-spinner count down timer:

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Notice the top left of the Systray / Application Notification Area. When bash script starts a spinning text pizza appears beside:

Lock screen in: 28 Minutes   Brightness: 450

This part of the Systray is generated by a bash script. For more details see: Can BASH display in systray as application indicator?

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