Parent: UserDocumentation

Introduction

Applets are icons that reside in your panels for launching specific applications and sometimes offering additional functionality.

There are many applets available not only in the default Ubuntu installation, but some extras, also. What follows is an explanation of how to use applets and an alphabetical list of the key ones that are available in Ubuntu.

(Note: this is currently a work in progress, so more programs will be added)

Using Applets

Assuming you've installed the required applet, or it's part of the default Ubuntu installation, all you need to do is right-click on an empty part of a panel to bring up a menu. Select 'Add to Panel...', to bring up the following choices:

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Drag one of the icons to a panel and drop it in there. That's it! (Note: there are, of course, more applets that are available than are listed in these screenshots)

Alphabetical List of Applets Available on Ubuntu 7.04

A

  • Address Book Search

B

  • Battery Charge Monitor

  • Brightness Applet

C

  • Character Palette - allows you to choose from international character sets

  • Clock - Also provides access to Evolution Calendar and Tasks

  • CPU Scaling Monitor Applet

  • Connect To Server

D

  • Drawer - Dropdown list of program shortcuts

  • Deskbar

  • Dictionary Look Up

  • Disk Mounter

E

F

  • Force Quit

  • Fish

G

  • Geyes

  • GNOME-pilot - Quick synchronisation of your Palm device

  • GNOME Sensors - Monitor, for example, the temperature of your processor

H

I

  • Invest

  • Inhibit Applet

J

  • Keyboard Accessibility Status

  • Keyboard Indicator

K

L

M

  • Main Menu

  • Menu Bar

  • Modem Monitor

N

  • Notification Area

  • Network Monitor

O

P

  • Pilot Applet

Q

  • Quit

R

  • Run Application

S

  • System Monitor

  • Search for Files

  • Separator

  • Show Desktop

  • Sticky Notes

T

U

V

  • Volume - Easy access to volume control

W

  • Workspace Switcher - Allows easy switching between alternate workspaces

  • Wastebasket

  • Window List

  • Window Selector

  • Weather Report

X

Y

Z

Further Reading

Ubuntu Documentation

Further Information on Software Packages

  • GnomeFiles - Categorizes, rates and lists Gnome-based software.

  • KDE-APPS.org - Categorizes, rates, reviews and lists KDE-based software.

  • osalt.com - Lists 'open-source' alternatives to proprietary software.

  • SourceForge - Repository of open source software

  • ubuntuvideo - Collates videos on Ubuntu from across the Web. Has some clips of software in action

FLOSS: Background and Theory

To better appreciate your software and how the world of FLOSS (Free, Libre, Open Source Software) works - in development, support, communities, and so on - it helps to have some understanding of its background, its theoretical underpinnings and how it works in practice.

The following links are a start to help get you towards that better understanding.


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Applets (last edited 2011-04-07 21:07:52 by k.dejong)