Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Best Indicator Applets for Ubuntu

Filed under
Software
Ubuntu

Earlier, many folks were unhappy about the dozens of applications that ate up valuable space on their system tray. Often, people would have overly crowded panels that would look ugly in most cases. To address this problem, Canonical came up with Indicator Applets. It was not only a huge step forward in usability; it was also the foundation of a more clean and uniform user interface.

Unlike Windows, where you're clumsily right-clicking the tray, indicator applets allow you to interact with multiple applications at once without clicking more than twice. Now, if you take a look at the top panel, it looks much more uniform, with properly spaced icons and easy-to-navigate menus. As Canonical has released the API out in public, many developers have come up with some nifty indicator applets.

So, if you don't know which ones to try out first, here are some of the best indicator applets out there for Ubuntu:

Rest here




More in Tux Machines

Samsung is done with Android Wear watches, says Tizen is the future

After a chat with Samsung executives, a report from Fast Company says that "no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned." Samsung apparently sees its in-house operating system, Tizen, as the wearable future. The report says that Samsung executives are going with Tizen because it's "far more battery-efficient than Android Wear" and "the standard OS on other Samsung products from TVs to refrigerators." Read more

Weekend Onwards in Techrights

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • Mageia 6 Artwork Contest Extension
    We have decided to extend the contest by a week as there are still lots of contributions coming in and with the work coming from people’s donated time, we wanted to give a larger chance to others that might have been busy with other things. The contest will now close on the 30th of May; as before, all work should be submitted to the Artwork Drop.
  • My First Step of Never Ending Open-Source Journey with openSUSE
    My project proposal – Improve One Click Installer – for Google Summer of Code, 2016 has been accepted. Sincere thanks to everyone at openSUSE for giving me the opportunity to work on it. I would like to acknowledge and extend my heartfelt gratitude to my mentors – Antonio Larrosa, and Cornelius Schumacher for their constant support and advice.
  • 64-bit Debian on a Bay Trail tablet
    After successfully building 32-bit kernels using the Fedora method, I decided to try 64-bit Linux on my ASUS Transformer Book T100TA. The Debian multi-arch installer successfully deals with the 32-bit UEFI boot installation, and even better, certain pre-packaged Ubuntu kernels can simply be installed. Here’s my experience with the upgrade. I started with the DebianOn ASUS T100TA wiki page. Particularly crucial is the grub command line switch for the cstates issue.
  • GSoC 2016 opportunities for Voice, Video and Chat Communication
    I've advertised a GSoC project under Debian for improving voice, video and chat communication with free software. Replacing Skype, Viber and WhatsApp is a big task, however, it is quite achievable by breaking it down into small chunks of work. I've been cataloguing many of the key improvements needed to make Free RTC products work together. Many of these chunks are within the scope of a GSoC project. If you can refer any students, if you would like to help as a mentor or if you are a student, please come and introduce yourself on the FreeRTC mailing list. If additional mentors volunteer, there is a good chance we can have more than one student funded to work on this topic.
  • Devuan Minimal Live Images -- Update
  • Tizen Software Development Kit 2.4 Rev 6 Released
    The Tizen Software Development Kit (SDK) has received another update to take it to version 2.4 Rev6. This update features improvements to the CLI / SDB and also a whole load of bug fixes to improve performance and stability.

Phoronix on Graphics