Ubuntu – What Application Indicators are available


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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor.

These applets are useful for viewing quick info. Unlike 10.10, there is no other way to get this info onto the panel or unity launcher. There are solutions like screenlets and conky but they don't feel appropriate for a clean desktop look.

If you know one then please list out any third party indicators with links so that they can be found.

Best Answer

  • StackApplet

    Category: Other

    StackApplet is a GNOME panel applet that monitors your activity on any StackExchange site.


    stackapplet Install stackapplet in Ubuntu Software Center

    For Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04:

    Get the latest version as follows:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stackapplet-dev/stackapplet
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install stackapplet

    The first time the application is used, run

    python /usr/share/stackapplet/stackapplet.py &

    from a terminal.