Ubuntu: How do I add applets to the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04?


I recently installed the following applet / indicators

my weather indicator by:

sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator  

and calendar indicator

sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator  

These didn't automatically install an applet to the panel. How do I add applets to ubuntu 14.04 unity? How do you make these start up on boot up?

I don't seem to remember it being especially hard in 12.04?



Each indicator/applet (should) have a user setting letting the user specify autorun on startup. Installing the indicator does not run it as you discovered and a well-behaved indicator will not autorun unless set to do so by the user.

However, in the unity dash, search for "start" and you'll find Startup Applications which will allow you to specify specific programs, including indicators, to run on startup and that will "add the applet to the top panel".


OK I managed to install the above indicators.

I opened the dash and typed in the search box "indicator"

Then both of the newly installed applets appeared as icons.

I clicked on them one at a time and filled in the settings and now the applets are on the panel.

I still do not know how to manually add applets to the panel though.

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