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Indicators are the icons that are located in the upper panel, doing things like estimating the battery level, displaying the current time, letting you adjust your volume, etc.

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How can I fix garbled text and icons in gnome-shell title bar, task bar, and prompts without reseting the session?

gnome-shell crashed at some point and, upon reloading, all the text and almost all icons in the title bar, task bar, menus, and prompts are garbled. I have a process that's been running for a week now;...
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LightDM-GTK-Greeter external indicator

I've seen the "External library/service" indicator option in lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, (which seems to put the indicator in lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf without a ~ prepended) and I am ...
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Ubuntu Budgie: Why is my system tray / app indicator empty?

I recently switched from Kubuntu to Ubuntu Budgie. First I installed Ubuntu Mate (ubuntu-mate-sektop), and a couple of weeks later Ubuntu Budgie (ubuntu-budgie-desktop) on top of that. All installs ...
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20.04 MATE desktop missing Deja-Dup indicator

I recently updated several home systems from 18.04 LTS Ubuntu with LXDE desktop to 20.04 LTS Ubuntu with MATE desktop. In the prior config when doing a Deja-Dup backup, an indicator appeared in the ...
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battery indicator acting strange

Sometimes directly after booting my laptop the battery indicator shows 84 %. When I started up my laptop battery led was white ( fully charged ) and the battery health is 99 %. The startup procedure ...
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Why do I have 2 Viber appicons on my tray

If I restart extension Ubuntu Appindicators, then only one icon stays. Ubuntu is 21.10 and Viber is 16.1.0.37 If I grep Viber in processes, situation is same, before and after restarting ...
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Battery Indicator on MacBook Pro late 2012 retina inaccurate

The battery indicator while booted into Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS is very inaccurate. True example: When I unplug the charger, it will instantly say that it is low after over 24hrs of charging. And when it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Battery Indicator

For the past week I have noticed that when I bring my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T420) out of sleep mode I am missing the battery indicator. I have used the following command to try to alleviate the ...
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Blank status bar icons appearing on top after suspend/resume in Ubuntu 21.10

After I suspend and resume my laptop (ThinkPad P52s) running Ubuntu 21.10, blank spots appear next to the AppIndicators on the left side of the screen. These blank spots grow in number every time I ...
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Dash to Panel not showing running indicator for Nautilus

I use the extension Dash to Panel to combine the top bar and the dock, because I have a small 768p screen and both things takes a lot of space. Since I upgraded to 21.10 the bottom bar doesn't show ...
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Language layout and Wi-Fi indicators in KDE

In KDE, I do not have the wi-fi / network indicators anywhere on my panels. When I try to add corresponding widgets, I can find one for Bluetooth, Volume, etc, but not for Wi-Fi / Network or Keyboard ...
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20.04 MATE desktop - clock in panel occasionally shows UTC

Testing a newly upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 system with the MATE desktop installed. The panel clock normally shows the desired US Central Time. But every now and then it sneakily reverts to UTC - This ...
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Terminal command or keyboard shortcut for opening the indicator applet

I wanna configure my top right corner as a hot corner that opens the indicator applet, but I can't find the command to execute that action. Does anybody know which one it is?
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indicator-kdeconnect will not update contacts

I am running Kubuntu 18.04. However, I have also tried loading Kubuntu 20.04 and 21.04 on different systems as well. All exhibit the same issue described below. The indicator-kdeconnect app no longer ...
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Estimated battery stuck in 100% while discharging

So, my estimated battery charge remains since yesterday at 100% while the remaining time reads 135 hours and 19 minutes. I wish it was true, but I'm pretty sure it wont last that long. I've been ...
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caffeine-indicator problem

I have an error running caffeine indicator on my KDE desktop on Ubuntu 20.04: (caffeine-indicator:14405): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:31:38.821: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C'...
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Opening a piece of software from anywhere [duplicate]

I have a compiled program in a certain folder that I would like to access from anywhere without needing the write ./path/to/file/each/time/app_name. For example, the app executable is installed in ...
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What does this indicate in 18.04?

Often I have this screen while doing things on my laptop: What is this and what does it indicate? The brightness of the screen automatically dims when this appears and can't be restored to normal, ...
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Wrong battery percentage when using ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 21.04 dual boot with windows 10. When I use Ubuntu the battery percentage which is shown is not consistent. sometimes when I connect the charge, I hear the sound that comes from my ...
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Duplicate panel items after upgrade to 21.04

Hi folks. I just upgraded from Xubuntu 20.10 to 21.04 and seem to have loads of dupes in my panel icons. Including 2 copies of redshift twice. Is this because I had indicator plugin and the upgrade ...
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What is this Icon Network Connection?

This Icon Appear In My Pc (Ubuntu 20.04) And Now My Wifi Connection Doesn't Work,Someone Know How Fix it?
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Ubuntu 18.04 chrome appindicator

does someone know how to make the chrome tray icon appear in the top bar just like this ? I can't get it to work, the only icons that appear there for me, are Teams and OBS . Here are my extensions I ...
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Ubuntu MATE 20.04 - How to remove Reminders indicator from panel [duplicate]

I tried out evolution and decided I didn't care for it. During the process this Reminders indicator appeared on the panel. I've now uninstalled and purged evolution but I still have this, now non-...
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Add custom indicator to lightdm-slick-greeter

I'm trying to add a custom indicator to the lightdm-slick-greeter I'm using. I have 2 batteries in my laptop and would like to be able to see both batteries on my loginscreen. I looked through a few ...
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Flatpak app indicators not showing in top panel

Under the GNOME desktop, app indicators for applications installed as Flatpaks are not showing up in the top panel. App indicators for applications installed as Snaps, as well as through APT, show ...
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Time in top bar with applications in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

In my desktop, the top bar has the file through help menus for the current application, but I have to click the windows key to show the time etc on top. Is there a way to show that top bar with the ...
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Top Menu Battery indicator not showing correctly

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 on my new laptop. Everything is working fine but there is problem with indicator on top menu. Whenever I plugin my laptop the sound alert for charging is heard ...
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Losing indicator applet complete from my panel

Sometimes I lose the indicator applet complete from my panel. I looked in syslog, but there is no entry showing it closing down. I need help diagnosing how to fix that problem.
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Bluetooth Indicator Disappears after Turning off

I've checked the threads Bluetooth indicator disappears (...) and Bluetooth Settings Missing from Upper Right Corner (...) , but thus far the solutions didn't quite solve my problem. The issue I'm ...
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Laptop battery charges only on low or medium battery percent and automatically stops at 100%

So basically, I have an "Asus E402S" Model Laptop. I installed "Ubuntu 20.04 LTS" on it about a week ago. After installation and using it for some time, I noticed a problem that i ...
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How do I disable touchpad while typying in Ubuntu 18.04 with LXDE?

I installed Touchpad indicator recently. At the beginning it did disable the touchpad for 2 seconds after typing, even though the delay was supposed to be only 300 miliseconds. Anyway,something unkown ...
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Power indicator randomly drops to 0% when turned on

I'm using a System76 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 and haven't had issues in two years of usage. However, shortly after I updated to 20.04, my PC suddenly started to turn on with 0% battery, no matter how ...
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How to stop "cable snake" symbol from appearing in taskbar?

Ever since a recent update of Ubuntu (through the standard update prompt - not a major version update), the "cable snake" symbol keeps appearing in the taskbar every few seconds. i.e. the ...
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How to get a unread messages counter on the Evolution app icon on Ubuntu Dock?

How I can get unread messages counter on the Evolution app icon on Ubuntu Dock? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and its not working. Previously I used 20.10 and there it worked correct, but I decited to stick ...
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Is there a replacement for python-appindicator?

AppIndicator allowed your app to create menus in GNOME, like this: Specifically, with python-appindicator, you could do it in Python. However, it looks like python-appindicator is gone in the latest ...
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How to configure access to Yandex Disk with GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS and want to set Yandex.Disk (cloud storage web-service like Google Drive) here to be accessed from GUI. How should I do this?
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Ubuntu 20.04 charging starts and stops randomly

I recently started using Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm very new to this Linux distribution. I installed it on my HP laptop. Everything was great. The problem is that when I charge the laptop while using it, ...
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How can I remove icon covering clock in GNOME Shell top bar?

Zoom icon is covering the clock. Other icons do the same. This is on Ubuntu 18.04 using GNOME on Xorg. How do I make sure this does not happen?
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Can i move status icons of gnome top bar to center of the bar?

Is there any way to move icons of installed extensions from right most of the panel to center along with weather and date. Is there any way to do it with the help of dash to panel? I tried to do so ...
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What is this circular orange spot in GNOME's top bar menu?

My cat walked through the keyboard and now there is this weird orange dot/spot/circle alongside the network, Bluetooth, sound and battery icons: What is this?
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Battery indication shows two different status

Status of my battery in right corner is 100%, in setting 94%. It's about acpi or any solutions ? Thanks. Images below.
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Applications menu indicator keeps showing when deactivated

This morning I went to the Gnome extensions website to update my extensions. However, when I upgraded the "Applications Menu" extensions I got an error message and it automatically ...
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How to add system tray in new panel?

Linux noob here. I was customizing my desktop panels. I don't know how to add the 'system tray' panel applet(that is the one with the battery indicator which looks like this ;I'm not referring tothe ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 keeps showing a power plug icon [duplicate]

Why does Ubuntu keep showing this icon? Info: Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME dash-to-panel used
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Ubuntu 18.04: run a shell script from the indicator tray

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a program I can install which will allow me to run a script from the indicator tray? I'm not sure if that's the correct name, so here's a picture: Thank you for ...
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Customising date time format | Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I recently started using Ubuntu 20.04, and I want to customise date & time format (in Windows I could write it down using a "formatted string" like %YYYY-%MM-%day). I am referring to the clock at ...
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No Wifi Connection on Ubuntu 18.04 in WSL1

I install Ubuntu 18.04 running from Windows 10 (not Dual-boot). However, there is no Wifi option (on Desktop top right, or bottom right corner). Also, when I click on Network Connections, it does ...
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MATE Indicator Applet 1.24 - How do I change spacing of icons?

Does anyone know how I can modify the spacing between the icons on MATE indicator applet (1.24)? It's spaced a little too far apart for my liking and wish to reduce it. Running on Ubuntu MATE 20.04
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Well the workspace panel suddenly disappeared and workspace indicator came on top bar

So basically there was an update and when I restarted after the update, the workspace panel on the right side of activities panel was gone and I had to enable the workspace indicator in the top bar to ...
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Hide right icons in Dash to Panel [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's possible to hide the icons in the right (between the headphones and hour): I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 with GNOME Shell 3.34.3.
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