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I think you want to keep using managed interface (by NetworkManager). nmcli is a command‐line tool for controlling NetworkManager. To see list of saved connections, use (<SavedWiFiConn>) nmcli c To see list of available WiFi hotspots (<WiFiSSID>) nmcli d wifi list or: sudo iwlist <WifiInterface> scanning To see list of interfaces (&...


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Reinstall indicator-datetime. It should be installed by default, but just in case you have removed it unknowingly, it is best to run the install command again. sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime Next, we are going to reconfigure the date time: sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata Lastly, restart unity. sudo killall unity-panel-...


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nmtui ncurses solution Great interactive ncurses network manager option: nmtui Comes in the same package as nm-applet (the default top bar icon thing) and nm-cli, and is therefore widely available. Screenshot: Tested in Ubuntu 17.10.


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For me, it was enough to restart unity: sudo killall unity-panel-service


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To restart the panel, open the terminal and run the following command: xfce4-panel -r Your changes should be visible now. The -r option stands for restart, as described in the man page: -r, --restart Restart the running panel instance (Source: http://manpages.org/xfce4-panel)


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For me, this make the clock, time, date come back to menu bar: killall unity-panel-service


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There's a much quicker way than doug's method, by abusing the gettext translation system. Assuming you are using an English locale: #Make a temporary text file using vim/gedit/cat/whatever cat > /tmp/foo.po msgid "Ubuntu Desktop" msgstr "A Badger With A Gun" ^D cd /usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES sudo msgfmt -o unity.mo /tmp/foo.po Then, either log out ...


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16.04 and later (unity 7) In addition to the gsettings menu option introduced in 15.04, this has been added to Settings - Appearance: 15.04, 15.10 & 14.04 15.04 now has the ability to toggle the global menu as well as the local integrated menus (Via System Settings - Appearance - Behaviour tab) to be permanently on or off. If you are running a fully ...


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The secret key combination with the panels in Oneiric is Alt+Super + Right Click The Super key is also known as the Win or Windows key. If you are using Precise (12.04) then for me the same key combination is required. However, as reported by @tachyons and @dobey the simpler Alt + Right Click is required. N.B. if you are using Gnome-Classic (No Effects) ...


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The 2.7 release removes the user interface and manual operation. Caffeine is now fully automatic: When the active window is full screen, Caffeine inhibits desktop idleness. This has been changed in version 2.8 (released January 15th, 2015), which has: a caffeine program that works as v2.7: desktop idleness is prevented for full screen applications – fully ...


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You may use a GNOME shell extension called Frippery Move Clock to achieve this goal. Also another extension called Unite [...] makes a few layout tweaks to the top panel and removes window decorations to make it look like Ubuntu Unity Shell. Moving the clock to the right is among the modifications it does.


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Using the GNOME extension called Hide Top Bar. Configure the extension in your Firefox or with Tweak Tool


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You may try a GNOME shell extension called "system-monitor". It does Display system informations in gnome shell status bar, such as memory usage, cpu usage, network rates… "system-monitor" depends on a few packages. To install them, run sudo apt install gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0 Then log out and log in again.


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It seems you have somehow logged into a GNOME classic session. Reboot and after entering your password click on the cogwheel (⚙️) next to the sign in button. It should show you different available sessions. Try "Ubuntu" (or Ubuntu on Xorg) or "GNOME" (or GNOME on Xorg, but not GNOME Classic or GNOME Flashback or anything else) session.


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From the terminal, you can use gsettings get org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ panel-opacity to get the current value for panel opacity and gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ panel-opacity X to set the panel opacity to X. X must be between 0 and 1. P:S This way is ...


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This worked for me: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ then enter: unity --reset-icons &disown


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If your wi-fi access point is saved, it will auto-connect. Turn wireless on or off with a simpler command: nmcli nm wifi on nmcli nm wifi off on newer version: nmcli radio wifi on nmcli radio wifi off For reference, see man nmcli.


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Removing the Skype panel icon in 12.04 without removing sni-qt If you don't care about sni-qt, removing the icon is as simple as doing apt-get remove sni-qt sni-qt:i386 Installing the Skype-provided deb is not a solution; all the Ubuntu version does is bundle the same Skype deb but make sni-qt a dependency to enable the icon. A simple conf-...


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WARNING: All users will logout immediately, possibly losing data. All applications will also close. It is happening to me sometimes, the solution is: sudo restart lightdm


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12.04 [according to this post the 'Menu always visible' option is gone from the unity-revamped ppa] Now it's possible. The Unity Revamped PPA which provides Unity with two patches: Dodge Windows and minimize/unmaximize on click for the Unity launcher, has been updated yesterday with some fixes which aren't yet available for the Unity package from the ...


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An easy way to move the panel to the bottom of the screen is MMOD Panel by rik. Open the link in Firefox and activate the extension with the switch in the left area. The extension also works in GNOME 3.18 (tested on my system). Screenshot taken from here


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I was able to achieve the behavior you want in the following way in my Ubuntu 18.04. Installed Dash to Panel GNOME Shell Extension. To install it, simply search for "Dash to Panel" in Ubuntu Software. Once installed, right clicked on "show apps" button on task bar and clicked "Dash to Panel Settings". I chose Panel Intellihide "On". You may edit more ...


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Hit Alt+Ctlr+T to open terminal and run the respective command of any indicator you want to remove. You can also use Software Center to remove indicators, Just search for the indicator you want to remove. Session Indicator sudo apt-get remove indicator-session Or search for "indicator-session" in Software Center. Date & Time Indicator sudo apt-get ...


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Since what seems to be the occasion to ask this question already has an answer, I am answering this question as an extended explanation on how it was done (in python) Basic static indicator Since Ubuntu Mate, from 15,10, supports indicators, there is not much difference between writing an indicator and a panel app for Mate. Therefore, this link is a good ...


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The other answers did not work for me (although to be frank I didn't log out, just lxpanelctl restarted) with Lubuntu 15.04 . This did work for me: $ rm -r ~/.config/lxpanel $ lxpanelctl restart it may be a bit overkill though.


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I'm on 12.04, but this will work on 13.10 also. Yes, it is possible to change the indicators for the unity-greeter. We could use GSettings to modify the settings, but because the unity-greeter is only run by the lightdm user, (so it's settings doesn't affect anyone else) it is easiest to just write a .override file. 1. Check the default indicators You can ...


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Move VLC DBus plugin sudo mv /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/control/libdbus_plugin.so /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/control/libdbus_plugin.so.backup Open dconf-editor, Remove vlc.desktop from: /com/canonical/indicator/sound/interested-media-players Or just reset it through terminal dconf reset /com/canonical/indicator/sound/interested-media-players Note: Someones may ...


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I had the same problem and found a workaround. Right click the clock panel (or access from panel preferences) and set the configuration you want but do NOT close the properties window. Instead, while leaving it open, logout and log back in. The clock should reappear with the preferences you set. For some reason closing the properties window seems to reset ...


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You would likely need to build the unity or unity-2d source. Currently, in unity-5.12, it would be found in /plugins/unityshell/src/PanelMenuView.cpp, line 78: _desktop_name(_("Ubuntu Desktop")) In unity-2d, unity-2d 5.12: /panel/applets/appname/appnameapplet.cpp, line 369: d->m_label->setText(u2dTr("Ubuntu Desktop"));


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I have found interesting solution here. Just quote it here: I use the wmctrl command utility to toggle apps between fullscreen mode. In fullscreen mode, they hide the top menu bar and the unity bar. However, you can still access the unity sidebar by pressing the Super key. wmctrl -r ":ACTIVE:" -b toggle,fullscreen This command toggles the current focused ...


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