gnome applets deleted in 12.04

Asked by Francisco Barrena on 2012-06-16

Hi,

Two days ago I started the machine and a message about some applet couldn't be loaded appeared, and it gave two options: Cancel or Delete, I clic on Delete and restarted the machine. Now the gnome applets regarding power switching , user information, date, wireless status, date, etc. do not appear anymore.

Is there a way to restore them without reinstalling the whole system?

Ubuntu version is 12.04. And I am using the Classic interface. No Unity.

I can recall adding and deleting applets in the taskbar was so easy in Ubuntu 10.04. Why Mark, why doing things more complex? We don't like Unity.

Thanks.

Francisco

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Francisco Barrena
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2012-06-18
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2012-06-18
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2012-06-17
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Maybe reinstalling the *applets packages helps.
sudo apt-get install gnome-applets indicator-applet

In case also reinstall gnome-session, gnome-panel and reboot.

Francisco Barrena (fbarrena) said : #2

Thanks Sam, I did as you suggested, the install gnome-applets said that they were already installed so it did nothing. The install indicator-applet installed something, but there is still nothing visible.

The instructions to install gnome-session and gnome-panel also said they are at the newest version and nothing happened.

It seems that they are just disabled, there should be a way to enable the applets.

Francisco

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

Reinstall the meta package in order to get standard setups.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

In case verify that network tool and other standard indicators are installed. When they're installed then they're automatically active.

gnome-nettool
indicator-application
indicator-appmenu
indicator-datetime
indicator-messages
indicator-power
indicator-session
indicator-sound

To modify panel applets it needs alt-key and right click.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnomeClassic

http://ubuntuhub.blogspot.de/2012/03/gnome-classic-in-ubuntu-1204-its.html

Francisco Barrena (fbarrena) said : #4

Hi Sam,

Thanks a lot!

This is the answer:
To modify panel applets it needs alt-key and right click.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnomeClassic

The alt key was what I was missing.