I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on my Dell XPS 13. I would like to add an indicator next to the wifi and sound icons that shows network bandwidth usage.

It appears that netspeed fits the bill, but I cannot figure out how to add applets. I have tried holding Alt and right clicking in the area to the left of the icons, but nothing happens. I believe the correct term for the area I want to add this applet to is the Gnome panel, but please correct me if I am wrong.

  • possible duplicate of What Application Indicators are available? – xangua May 30 '15 at 11:31
  • @xangua he want's to install it, not know what there is... – Tim May 30 '15 at 11:32
  • Perhaps not a duplicate, but you can't just simple add indicators the way you used way back in Gnome 2. – xangua May 30 '15 at 11:32

You need to go to extentions.gnome.org - I have to use firefox not Chrome.

NetSpeed is here

Click the On / Off slider, so it goes on and it will be installed:

Then press Alt+F2 and type r then press enter.

It should be in the top panel.

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  • This is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much! – Airwolf May 30 '15 at 12:30

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