Monthly Archives: April 2013

remaining battery time in gnome3

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/230/battery-remaining-time/ by Schubi

works great!

on system running Ubuntu 12.04

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skype icon in the gnome3 notifications area

followed the steps as outlined and works like a charm.
Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3.

Here is from Korenmḱov’s blog:

Ubuntu 12.04 Skype tray icon (Gnome 3)

Enabling Skype notification icon for Gnome 3 is a bit more difficult, than for Unity. Anyway, here how you do it.

install gnome-tweak-tool mkdir ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status

Edit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/extension.js

nano ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/extension.js

And paste the following

const StatusIconDispatcher = imports.ui.statusIconDispatcher;
function enable() {
    StatusIconDispatcher.STANDARD_TRAY_ICON_IMPLEMENTATIONS['skype'] = 'skype';
}
function disable() {
    StatusIconDispatcher.STANDARD_TRAY_ICON_IMPLEMENTATIONS['skype'] = '';
}
function init() {
}

Now edit ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/metadata.json

nano ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/skype-status/metadata.json

And insert

{
  "shell-version": ["3.4.1", "3.2.1", "3.2"],
  "uuid": "skype-status",
  "name": "Skype Status Icon",
  "description": "Integrates Skype Client into the status bar"
}

where shell-version parameter corresponds to your current gnome shell version.

You can find additional shell extensions after your Gnome 3 session is restarted. See Applications -> Advanced Settings -> Shell Extensions:

Turn it on and restart your session again. By the way, the same trick works for Pidgin as well. Source: http://habrahabr.ru/post/134542/