Really miss my panel applets.

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Sun Jun 5 04:12:41 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at> wrote:

>> I am starting to get used to the Unity desktop. It's still hard to find some things that were formerly easy, but I'm getting there.
>> At this point, the thing I miss the most are my panel applets, one for fun, three to monitor my computer.
>> (screen shot of "eyes" and "system monitor" applets)
>> How can I get equivalent functionality back?
> I was actually thinking about this the other day; why wasn't Gnome
> panel applet support included as part of the transition to Unity?
> Something like is currently available for XFCE:

One of the better suggestions out there is to just run gnome-panel in
addtion to Unity:
And considering in Natty that it is on the LiveCD already (can't
remember if it installs both though), this might be a good interim

BTW, I note on
that Debian was interested in porting the GNOME2 panel applets to

As an aside, does anyone else consider that since Ubuntu is switching
to Unity, we might now want a regular GNOME version? ('Gubuntu' ala
Kubuntu and Xubuntu)  Mono-free please though O:)


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