Manage apps & settings with indicator status menus
Ubuntu has several different indicator status menus on the right side of the menu bar. The status menus are a convenient place where you can check and modify the state of your computer and applications. Some status menus you will see are:
Easily launch and receive incoming notifications from messaging applications including email, social networking, and Internet chat.
Check your laptop battery's charging status. This menu is hidden if a battery isn't detected.
Send or receive files by. This menu is hidden if a supported Bluetooth device isn't detected.
Connect to, , , and networks.
Set the Rhythmbox., configure sound , and control media players like
Access the current time and date.
Change your password, language settings or login picture. Quickly switch between user accounts without logging out.
Access. Lock screen, log out, suspend, restart or shutdown your computer.
Some of the icons used by the indicator menus change according to the status of the application.
Other programs such as Tomboy or Transmission can also add indicator menus to the panel.