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    widgets in the top bar?

    Hello! I have seen other people with cool widgets, like for CPU usage and also a pair of eyes that follow your cursor around. How can I install those? Using 12.04.

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    Re: widgets in the top bar?

    I think you've just seen some old screenshots of Gnome 2, which is a dead desktop environment. The Gnome 3 and Unity desktops don't support these frills for a number of reasons.

    You can get CPU usage in your top panel by using System Monitor Indicator (indicator-sysmonitor package), and there are a few other indicators available, but nothing with eyes or other kinds of graphics.
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    Re: widgets in the top bar?

    The Gnome 2 desktop is still alive as a fork, called MATE. It's not and official Ubuntu desktop, but it can easily be installed on Ubuntu.

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    Re: widgets in the top bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    I think you've just seen some old screenshots of Gnome 2, which is a dead desktop environment. The Gnome 3 and Unity desktops don't support these frills for a number of reasons.

    You can get CPU usage in your top panel by using System Monitor Indicator (indicator-sysmonitor package), and there are a few other indicators available, but nothing with eyes or other kinds of graphics.
    Ahhh, I see. I've tried a couple different things but can't figure out how to install that. Could you explain a bit more? Thank you.

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    Re: widgets in the top bar?

    See here for a list of Application Indicators For Unity

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    Re: widgets in the top bar?

    Just what I was looking for, thanks!!

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