Keyboard Modifiers State indicator For Ubuntu: Xkbmod Indicator

Unity doesn’t ship with a keyboard modifiers state indicator by default, so Abdellah Chelli has recently created such an indicator, called Xkbmod Indicator, useful for users with disabilities who need use sticky keys.Xkbmod Indicator indicates the state of the following modifier keys: Shift, Caps Lock, Ctrl, Alt, Num Lock, Super and AltGr (and locked AltGr; […]

Download MEGAsync For Linux Desktops (MEGA.co.nz Linux Sync Client)

MEGA is a cloud storage and file hosting service founded by Kim Dotcom (who was also behind Megaupload), which offers 50 GB of storage for free, along with various paid plans. More about MEGA.The mega.co.nz website doesn’t offer a sync client for Linux desktops however, MEGAsync for Linux showed up on their servers recently (without […]

ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 Released With New Configuration Options

ClassicMenu Indicator is, like the name says, a classic, old GNOME style menu available as an AppIndicator so it can be used in Unity, as an alternative for those who dislike Dash, but it should also work in other desktop environments.ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 was released yesterday and comes with bug fixes as well as new […]

How To Disable The Spotify Tray / AppIndicator Icon In Ubuntu

The native Spotify Linux client uses a tray icon / appindicator that can’t be set by the icon theme so it doesn’t integrate with the rest of the Ubuntu desktop. Furthermore, Spotify is integrated in the Ubuntu Sound Menu so the tray icon is not needed.Below you’ll find two ways of removing / hiding the […]

Sound Switcher Ubuntu Indicator

Sound Switcher Indicator is a sound input/output selector Ubuntu AppIndicator. It allows switching the current sound input and output (source and sink) as well as the specific output port with just two clicks.Using it, can for instance switch between headphones, speakers and HDMI sound output with just two clicks. Or switch between several sound devices […]

Notification Center, Google Now Cards, App Launcher Land In Chrome For Linux (Dev Channel)

The latest Google Chrome unstable (dev channel) for Linux was updated recently, getting the Aura UI stack, Notification Center and App Launcher back. The Aura UI, Notification Center and App Launcher were added to Chrome for Linux a couple of months ago but they was removed shortly after that.  Aura, the new graphical stack for […]

Pidgin Indicator: Ubuntu AppIndicator Plugin For Pidgin

Pidgin uses the Ubuntu Messaging Menu but many people prefer its old tray icon, which you could whitelist to use the systray. That’s no longer possible out of the box with Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 because the Unity systray whitelist was removed (there is a PPA that restores the systray whitelist though) but luckily, Philip Langdale […]

WildGuppy Adjusts Your Laptop’s Brightness Automatically Using The Camera As a Light Sensor

Improper screen brightness can cause your eyes to tire faster and a bright screen at night can make it difficult to fall asleep. WildGuppy tries to overcome this by adjusting your laptop’s brightness automatically based on the ambient light, using the laptop camera as a light sensor.WildGuppy can be used either via command line or […]

Prime Indicator Lets You Quickly Switch Between Nvidia And Intel Graphics [Ubuntu 14.04]

Prime Indicator is a small, helpful Ubuntu AppIndicator for Nvidia Optimus users running Ubuntu 14.04 which allows users to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards.As we pointed out a while back, it’s possible to switch between Nvidia and Intel graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 and to do this, you must open Nvidia Settings, change […]

TrueCrypt With Ubuntu AppIndicator PPA

Ubuntu doesn’t support tray icons by default and further more, the systray whitelist, which could be used to get applications to use the systray, has been removed with Ubuntu 13.04.This is pretty bad for TrueCrypt, an open source disk encryption application that still uses a tray icon and doesn’t come with an Ubuntu AppIndicator, because [...]

Synapse Indicator: New Search AppIndicator Based On Synapse Launcher

Synapse Indicator is a new, unofficial search indicator created for elementary OS. The application should also work under Unity or the Ubuntu GNOME fallback session.Synapse Indicator in elementary OS LunaLike the name suggests, this is a front-end for Synapse, a semantic launcher used to start applications and find relevant files using Zeitgeist, extensible through plugins. [...]

KeePass 2 AppIndicator Extension For Ubuntu

KeePass 2 is an open source password manager available for Windows and Linux (Mono).You can no longer use the KeePass2 tray icon in Ubuntu 13.04 because the old systray whitelist has been removed from Unity, but you can now get AppIndicator support for KeePass2 thanks to an extension created by David Lechner.Using the AppIndicator extension [...]

Install Weather Indicator With New Location And Forecast Fixes In Ubuntu

Weather Indicator used to be one of the most popular Ubuntu appindicators but unfortunately, it doesn’t work properly any more: it crashes when trying to add a new location and the weather forecast doesn’t work – because of this, it was even removed from the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) official repositories.However, if for whatever reason [...]

AppIndicator Support For GNOME Shell With A New Extension

A new extension adds Ubuntu Unity-like AppIndicator support for GNOME Shell, a feature for which some patches were submited more than a year ago, but they were rejected because the feature “conflicts with the design”.AppIndicators have are widely used now, with Ubuntu disabling the message tray (systray) by default, and popular applications like Dropbox or [...]

How To Use Your Own Weather Services API Key With `My Weather Indicator`

My Weather Indicator on top panel + widget`My Weather Indicator` is an Ubuntu AppIndicator which displays the current weather in the top panel. The application comes with many features, including weather forecast, a cool forecast map and even desktop widgets.Because of API limitations, Wunderground and World Weather Online didn’t work properly in My Weather Indicator [...]

Unity Notification Area (Systray) Whitelist Is Obsolete [Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Changes]

Old notification area (before AppIndicators)The notification area (systray) was removed from the Unity panel with Ubuntu 11.04, but you could still use it by whitelisting applications which would allow the icons to show up in the notification area. But not any more! A recent Unity update in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail mentions that the “Notification [...]

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Changes: Memory Improvements, Two New Default Indicators

The work to “make Ubuntu fit on mobile” has advantages for the desktop users and recently, some changes have landed in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (currently under development) which should reduce the memory used by some default packages.For instance, a recent GTK3 update comes with a patch to “only load CSS image data when needed, [...]

Use Monochrome Icons For The Steam Ubuntu AppIndicator [Quick Tip]

A quick tip for those of you who are using Steam for Linux in Ubuntu: you’ve probably noticed that Steam for Linux has recently got an AppIndicator, but its icon doesn’t integrate with the default Ubuntu icons, so here’s how to use Ubuntu Mono dark / light icons for the Steam AppIndicator.Below you can see [...]

Get A HTC-Like Weather / Clock Widget In Ubuntu With My Weather Indicator, Now With Widgets Support

My Weather Indicator has got widgets support a few days ago, but I didn’t write about it back then because it was the initial widgets release and there was still work to be done. Today, the application has been updated, adding 3 weather widget styles along with options to display the widget on top (or under), [...]

Schedule Alarms Or Reminders Under GNOME Shell With Remindor Shell

Indicator Remindor, an application that can be used to schedule alarms or reminders has been updated to version 12.12, getting some new features and GNOME Shell support.Indicator Remindor can remind you of various events using notifications, a popup window (so you don’t miss the reminders), it can change the AppIndicator icon, can play a sound [...]