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Indicators for Unity and Gnome3

Here are some usefull indicators for the system tray in Unity and (most of them) Gnome3. They are tested in Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04. Not yet (nov 2012) in Ubuntu 12.10.
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Ubuntu one indicator
On Ubuntu 12.04 onwards install the indicator with this command and then logoff and logon again. (for the installation in Ubuntu 11.10 and earlier read here.)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone

Run indicator-ubuntuone from dash. You should be able to see the sync status from the system tray now (sometimes after logout and login again.

Install Classicmenu indicator

The ClassicMenu Indicator is a third-party appindicator that brings the classic Gnome menu back. To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Run classicmenu indicator from dash. You should be able to access your applications from the system tray now.

Indicator sensors

With indicator sensors you can select which hardware sensor you want to read from the top panel easily. It reads the temperature from harddrives, GPU and CPU. To install the Indicator sensors in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors

NOTE: you may need to edit this ppa entry using Y-PPAmanager and remove the "ain" at the end of the ppa entry. But only if you get an error after sudo apt-get update.

Run indicator sensors from the dash.

Recent NotifyOSD in Ubuntu,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/recent-notifications
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install recent-notifications

To use it, you have to right click on the panel and select “Add to Panel” From the window that pop up, select “Recent Notification”.

You should now see a new applet in your Gnome panel. Simply click the applet and it will show a window with all your past notification 


Indicator-Virtualbox 

offers a quick way to launch virtual machines via the desktop panel. The applet, created by astrapi, sits in your panel and, on opening, lists all the virtual machines configured in Virtualbox. Selecting an entry launches the machine without the need to call the main virtualbox window.

The Indicator can be installed from astrapi‘s PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-astrapi/ppa 
sudo apt-get- update
sudo apt-get install indicator-virtualbox

Start the indicator with indicator-virtualbox from the dash


Weather Indicator

Weather Indicator allows to see your current weather situation in Ubuntu panel, This is available in Ubuntu repositories so you don't need to add any PPA for this indicator. To install Weather Indicator in Ubuntu open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Run indicator-weather from the dash. Select the Yahoo server, for it's information seems to be more accurate than the google server.

UPDATE 2013-05

To install Weather Indicator, with fixes for adding new locations and for the weather forecast, in Ubuntu, use the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jtasker/weather-indicator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Once installed, launch the appindicator from the Dash / menu, select "Set up weather" and you should be able to successfully add locations under the "Locations" tab.

Important: by default, the indicator only displays an icon on the top panel and it doesn't display the current temperature. If you want it to display the temperature on the panel, in the Weather Indicator preferences, on the "General" tab, enable "Show temperature near indicator".



The next indicatoirs are colected in one ppa: 

Now add this PPA and install following Indicators:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators
sudo apt-get update

After installation of the next indicators they should be started from the dash.

Caffeine Indicator

Using caffeine you can disable sleep mode/screen saver under Ubuntu. To install Caffeine Indicator in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install caffeine

CryptFolder Indicator

CryptFolder Indicator is used to manage EncFS folders easily from panel. To install CryptFolder Indicator in Ubuntu open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install cryptfolder-indicator

Disper Indicator

This Disper Indicator simple detects which monitors are connected to the pc and also provide different options like enable single screen, extended screen or clone screen configuration. To install Disper Indicator in Ubuntu open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install disper-indicator

FluxGui Indicator

FluxGui makes your pc screen just like the room you are in, Depending of the time of the day it makes a dark, or sunny screen. To install the FluxGui Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install fluxgui

Google-Tasks Indicator.

Google Task Indicator shows your latest 10 tasks in Ubuntu panel.To install GoogleTasks Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install google-tasks-indicator

System Monitor Indicator

System Monitor Indicator shows your cpu and memory usage on Ubuntu Panel. To install the SystemMonitor Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

Lookit Indicator

With Lookit Indicator you can capture your screen area, active window, full screen. Also you can set delay in capturing screen. There is also upload feature available in this utility. To install the Lookit Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install lookit

Touchpad Indicator

Touchpad indicator allows you to enable/disable your laptop touchpad easily. You can disable touchpad while typing. To install the TouchPad Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

Keylock Indicator

It is for lock keys Caps, Num and Scroll, It also shows notifications when you enable or disable lock keys.To install the KeyLock Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock

Workspaces Indicator

With Workspace indicator you can select desktop from top panel easily. To install the WorkSpaces Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Pastie Indicator

Pastie Indicator saves your clipboard data, Which can be easily accessible from Ubuntu panel. To install the Pastie Indicator in Ubuntu open the Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install pastie


Read for even more indicators here.


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