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Questions tagged [indicator]

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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18.04 headphone jack no sound after installing remotemouse

So recently I was able to plug in my headphones to my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop, but now I am not getting any sound. I think it may because I did an apt install of "mono-complete", "xdotool" and "...
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Power indicator delay Ubuntu 18.04

When I plug in the AC adapter, it takes a few seconds to minutes for the power indicator to sync. This wasn't always the case (previous versions of Ubuntu 17.10 and 17.04). While this issue has been ...
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Missing applets 18.04 Gnome

I was messing about with Gnome Fallback/Flashback, it's fun but not what I wanted so I swapped back to Default Ubuntu Gnome Desktop. The stuff I have running no longer appears up in the top panel. I ...
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How can I change the default language icon to a flag on Ubuntu 18.04.1? [duplicate]

When I change languages, I have this type of icon. But I need the icon of the languages to be the country's flag. Is there a way to do that in Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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Insync 1.5 two tray icons conflicting

Ubuntu 18.04 Latest Insync version (insync_1.5.2.37346-artful_amd64.deb) installed. PROBLEM: top right I now see two Insync icons, one a bit thicker that never changes appearance, the other a ...
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Visual indication for special keys [duplicate]

Is there some command, or app, to show a visual indication about the state of special keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, etc)? It is intended to be used with some keyboards without the "standard" indicator ...
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KDE Connect Indicator Icon Issue

I'm using KDE Connect (which, by the way, is fantastic open source program) to sync things up with my phone. However, the indicator icon is conveniently placed right in front of my system clock. I don'...
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Ubuntu (likely) reporting incorrect battery level

A few days ago, Ubuntu (18.04 Bionic Beaver, kernel 4.15.7-041507-generic) started displaying an incorrect power level for my battery. How do I know? I don't, but my Dell XPS13 has a little button ...
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VLC PVR question

This is in regards to the link below: Recording a video podcast at a certain time / using vlc or another program like a DVR / PVR How do I insert the current date in the output file name?
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libappindicator is getting segmentaion fault in 18.04.01 [closed]

The libappindicator is crashing in Ubuntu 18.04.01 after updating from 18.04 . The stack trace is: Thread 1 "my_app" received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. 0x00007fc8b18c94ed in ...
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Missing indicator/tray icons (Steam, Chrome, Dropbox, etc)

On my installations of Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 all the indicator icons from Chrome, Dropbox, Ulauncher, InSync and Steam are missing. These are the indicator currently installed: And these are the ...
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Installing Lxqt on top of Kubuntu 18.04 I have no wifi indicator in panel

This is a QnA ~ Posted in order to provide an answer. Installing LXQT on top of Kubuntu 18 I have internet connection but I cannot see details about it nor can I see a list of available networks. I ...
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Indicator to enable / disable Webcam

I recently bought a Webcam to be used for making Youtube videos, and connected it to my Ubuntu Bionic PC. I'd like to have an indicator to disable the Webcam when it is not in use, similar to the ...
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External harddrive unmounted during transmission and now it can't be seen / simultaneously, power indicator disappeared

First - I will try to provide as much info as possible, but I received my computer as a gift, so I am not the most computer savvy... I am running Ubuntu on a partitioned Chromebook, for the last...2+ ...
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App indicators in Gnome are disappearing

App indicators of gnome are disappearing after lock screen. When I unlock the screen, indicators are not there anymore. If I restart gnome using ALT+F2+r, indicator appear again. To be clear, ...
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How can one have a little music track listing that can drop down from an indicator applet?

I wanna play my sweet sweet slow jams but I ain't got no track listing in my VLC indicator applet drop-down in Unity on 16.04! Friendos, in all of this green and blue planet, how might this me done? ...
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Ubuntu Mate battery charge indicator disappears after reboot

I've installed Ubuntu, installed Mate on it, customized placement of panels. Now every time I reboot, the battery indicator icon isn't shown on the panel until I right-click it, choose "Add to Panel.....
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Ubuntu 18.0.4.1, change date time format display on panel [duplicate]

How change date time format display on panel? I execute below for the following format "Thu 14:05 08/30/2018" gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime custom-time-format "'%a %H:%M %m/%d/%Y'" ...
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Show flags instead of labels in the keyboard layout language indicator in GNOME shell

Is there a way to show flags instead of labels in the language indicator in the top panel, in gnome-shell (3.28)? I found this setting in dconf-editor: /org/gnome/libgnomekbd/indicator/show-flags But ...
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Discord Indicator on Startup

I'm wanting to add the discord indicator on startup. How do you set it up when logging in?
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Skype indicator missing on 18.04 - Skype bug or related to my particular config?

I installed Skype (using snap) on Bionic (18.04) and it works fine, but no indicator is visible in the top bar. Other applications (e.g. Amarok, Knotes, Veracrypt) don't have this problem. I have ...
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Upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04, indicator-multiload doesn't work

I'm rather glad of the upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 (desktop). However there are a few things I find annoying, Among them is indicator-multiload indicator-multiload is an invaluable app, graphically ...
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Capslock Indicator for Ubuntu 18.04

I know there are many solutions to this problem like using indicator-keylock or using lks-indicator. I have tried them both. However since I am on Ubuntu 18.04, these are not working. Can someone ...
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How to get network, memory and CPU status on Bionic GNOME panel (system menu)? [duplicate]

I miss the old system monitor applet, which allowed me, at a glance, to see network activity, memory status and CPU activity. How do I get something like this back on Bionic Beaver (GNOME on Wayland) ...
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Notification area icons missing after removing indicator panel [Xubuntu 18.10]

I removed the Indicator Panel in order to restore the dropbox icon per this suggestion, which also needed me to then restore pulseaudio to get its own icon. However the only thing in the Notification ...
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How to disable color indicator for Hover Click?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and the Settings -> Universal Access -> Pointing & Clicking -> Click Assist -> Hover Click feature. When the mouse cursor comes to stop, the cursor appears in orange color. ...
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Detect when a scrolled window (or scrollbar) is present

I have written an appindicator in Python/GTK and when clicking on the indicator icon, a menu appears containing lots of text (really, it is a menu with multiple menu items). The number of menu items ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Battery Icon not showing - HP Spectre x360

I have a dual booting system with Windows 10 Home and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an HP Spectre x360. When on Ubuntu, the battery icon does not show up. When trying to troubleshoot, I used the command ...
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ayatana-indicator-power-service crashes on every boot with signal 5 (xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS)

I have xubuntu Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS kernel=4.15.0-29-generic. On every boot I get a popup reporting a crash, apparently from ayatana-indicator-power-service and offering to submit a report. in kern....
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Keyboard layout indicator in LXQt shows same the symbol for different variants

Running LXQt on Kubuntu 18.04. Had installed it using sudo apt-get install lxqt command. I am really liking it. Super fast. One problem, though, is about the keyboard layout indicator. I use US ...
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Running wicd and nm-applet together in Ubuntu 18.04

Since upgrading to 18.04 I've been having a lot of trouble with nm-applet using an fvwm desktop manager. Sometimes it works, mostly the nm-applet icon doesn't appear. While I much prefer nm-...
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Russian flag instead of “ru” in panel [duplicate]

How can I change inscription "RU" in Ubuntu 18.04 panel to Russian flag? I tried to change it through the dconf-editor, used indicator-keyboard-Ru.svg file coping into /usr/share/icons/ubuntu-mono-...
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Reduce size of application icons in Ubuntu 18.04 notification tray

Why is the top bar notification area icon size bigger than the system icon size? I tried to install topiconplus extension, but it doesn't help at all.
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Add a volume indicator to my panel WITHOUT adding an indicator applet

Is there a way to ONLY add a volume indicator to my panel WITHOUT adding an indicator applet. This is not a duplicate. The indicator applet includes a lot of other items which take up space on the ...
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“No batteries available” Kubuntu 18.04 - Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-573T)

I just made a fresh install of Kubuntu 18.04 (64 bits) on my Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-573T-POVK), but the battery isn't detected. The indicator shows "No batteries available", and upower --dump gives ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 how to move calendar indicator

I have problem with ubuntu 18.04. I installed extension unite and everything was ok, but the calendar indicator moved to the right side. Even if I deleted this extension, the calendar indicator stayes ...
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Systray applets disappeared in Gnome (flashback) classic desktop

All my systray indicator applets have suddenly disappeared from my classic Gnome desktop. Because I'm "old school" (or, depending on your point of view, a fossil) I simply can't get used to the more ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop does not have tray icon for qz-tray - why?

I'm using qz-tray application installed/downloaded from GitHub: qzind/tray. It does not show tray icon in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop. What should I do to show it?
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Duplication of indicator applets on panel after suspend on LXDE

I am using Lubuntu 16.04 and after every suspend some of my indicator applets are duplicated, so that for example after seven suspends my panel looks like this: How can I avoid this or repair it?
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How to restart indicator-notifications from command line?

I have indicator-notifications installed on ubuntu 16.04. How can I restart indicator-notifications from command line? I'm hoping the list will reset. Thanks.
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How to remove Windows List form Ubuntu-MATE Top Panel

I managed to delete my top panel on an Ubuntu-MATE (14.04) desktop. Then I restored it, but by mistake I also added the Windows List indicator. How can I remove it? It's already in the bottom panel ...
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Indicator icons on Ubuntu 18.04

I want to ask about the app indicator on Ubuntu 18.04. I have installed topicon plus extension but only one of my application icon appears to this extension (Pidgin). Others applications like Viber, ...
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Shutdown and User button missing in panel Ubuntu 18.04

Not really sure why, but System menu buttons (including shutdown, suspend) and User (including log out) are missing. Does anyone have a solution for it? By the way they are missing only on some Gnome ...
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Clock Settings freeze, Top Panel datetime freeze

At first, the datetime in top panel disappeared. Also the clock option in System Settings > Time & Date got disabled like below: Then I tried fixing it following this and running sudo killall ...
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How can I remove the workspace switcher indicator in GNOME shell on Ubuntu 18.04?

I want to remove this annoying workspace switch indicator: I usually use the multiple workspaces to switch quickly and work more efficiently, but this icon doesn't even fade after a few good annoying ...
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WiFi icon is hidden in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows for the first time. My WiFi is hidden. I can't connect the WiFi, and there's no WiFi icon in the notification area of the Panel. Results of sudo lshw -c ...
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Keyboard layout chromatic visual indicator

I touch type using a keyboard with a German layout but other than German I switch the layout with Alt+Shift to US and Greek layout. When using a large monitor its a pain having to steer my view to ...
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Wrong Knotes indicator in indicator-applet-complete on BB 18.04

After installing Knotes, I'm getting the wrong indicator on the taskbar (the 'delete note' icon). Everything works, but the Knotes indicator icon is wrong. Other apps (Veracrypt, Xpad, both appearing ...
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Can't start Goldendict to system tray on Kubuntu

I've just tried out Kubuntu 18.04 and somehow I cannot start Goldendict to system tray on start up. It's so weird because when I run goldendict in terminal or from dash, it starts to system tray ...
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System Load Indicator only shows as a line unless hovered

I installed the System Load Indicator GNOME extension on my Ubuntu 18.04, but for some reason, instead of showing a proper graph for CPU usage, it only shows a very thin line that seems to be a small ...