Add Appindicator for Ubuntu One

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 29, 2011 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Ubuntu One may lack all the bells and whistles of Dropbox, but it's still a solid solution for keeping files in sync across multiple machines -- especially if you are running Ubuntu. However, despite some recent improvements to the service and software in Ubuntu 11.04, one glaring omission remains -- Ubuntu One still doesn't have an appindicator, so there is no easy way to monitor the sync activity and status. Fortunately, there is an easy fix for that: you can install a third-party appindicator from a PPA. All you have to do is to run three simple commands in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-indicator

That's all there is to it. You can then launch the install appindicator from the Dash. I picked a nifty trick from the Things to tweak/fix after Installing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal article which offers a slew of other useful tweaks.

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