Install Gnome 2 Indicator Applet with GTK3 support in Gnome Fallback ~ Ubuntu 11.10

  • Jason Conti has ported the Gnome Indicator Applet to work with GNOME 3.  It can now be used with fallback Gnome.  Included is an Ubuntu Appindicator, Date/Time Indicator, the session indicator, network, Ubuntu Sound Menu, Messaging Menu and if you choose, the Global Menu too.


    The indicator applets can be installed from the PPA by running the following commands in the terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install indicator-applet indicator-applet-complete indicator-applet-session

    To install the Global menu too, run:

    sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-appmenu

    Once everything is installed, you will need to remove the existing applets.  To do so, press the Alt key and right click the panel.  Select remove from panel.

    Next press the Alt key and right click again, and select add to panel.

    Add the Indicator Applet Complete.

    Source: Webupd8


    November 14th, 2011 | Joe Steiger | 2 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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  • Eventually,there is no “layout”menu in gconf editor so i can put minimize buttons.I found Gnome Advanced settings and there is menu to change this,but nothing has happened.Is there a problem with my system?

  • I’m not sure I know what you mean.  If you open gconf and go to apps > metacity > general…you can change the button layout by editing “button layout”.