RadioTray 0.6.3 Released With Ubuntu AppIndicator Support

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RadioTray is a minimalistic radio player stat runs in the notification area (system tray).
Finally a new version of RadioTray was released which adds support for Ubuntu appindicator, a new command line parameter “–resume” to play the last radio station before RadioTray was shutdown and a new sleep timer so you can go to sleep while listening using RadioTray. These features were actually included in the 0.6.2 version which was released yesterday but a bug prevented it from running so version 0.6.3 was released to fix that.

Install RadioTray 0.6.3 in Ubuntu

1. Download RadioTray Ubuntu .deb from Sourceforge and install it normally. If you encounter any issues, read on. If not, enjoy RadioTray!

Possible issues:

a) If you use the Faenza Icon theme installed from a PPA, the RadioTray installation will return an error and it will fail to install. Fix it using the following command:

sudo dpkg -i --force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/radiotray_0.6.3_all.deb 
#or replace with the path to where you've downloaded radiotray
b) If you’ve installed 0.6.2 and it failed to start for you, to be able to use 0.6.3 you’ll have to run the following command (warning: it will remove all the configuration files):
rm -r /.local/share/radiotray
And that’s it, enjoy!

Indicator-screenshotting tool Lookit 0.3 hits Beta

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The latest version of TinyGrab inspired screenshot tool ‘Lookit’ has hit beta status and is on the look out for the brave and the bold amongst you to do some testing…

New features
There are plenty of new features to play with including “support for non-compositing window managers & actually drawing the selection rectangle (though this feature doesn’t always place nice with compiz, I’m looking into it)” Lookit developer Zach told us earlier today.

The project, which is now hosted on github, provides users – and ardent bloggers like myself – with a complete solution for both taking/selecting and uploading screenshots in one fell swoop. The work flow it affords is particularly neat for screenshots are automatically uploaded to your preferred service once taken and any resulting URLs are copied to the system clipboard ready for use.

As before, Lookit 0.3 can upload images via Imgur, FTP, SSH or simply ‘save’ them to folder of your choice. 

PPA Installation
The beta release of ‘LookIt’ can be downloaded in .deb from from the project page or installed from the testing PPA below in a few hours time.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lookit/testing
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lookit
The latest stable version can be installed using the Lookit stable PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lookit/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lookit

Indicator-Workspaces updated for Maverick

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Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 and want to install the workspaces indicator applet? Good news – the PPA has been updated to support Maverick.

The utility allows simple switching between workspaces from the panel, negating the need for the stock GNOME workspaces-switcher applet.

The preferences pane allows you to change the number of workspaces/workspace rows ad-hoc anytime you wish.


Installing the indicator is easy; either download the following .deb installer or add the official PPA.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Download a .deb installer here.

The tool doesn’t ship with a menu entry by default by you can easily create one: –

  • Go to ‘System > Preferences > Main Menu’
  • Choose ‘Accessories’ in the left-hand list
  • Click on the ‘New Item’ button
  • Choose a name and enter ‘indicator-workspaces’ for the command
  • Finalize by clicking the ‘Add’ button

Indicator-Virtualbox adds quick-click OS launching to your panel

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Indicator-Virtualbox offers a quick way to launch virtual machines via the desktop panel.

Indicator virtualbox for Ubuntu

The applet, created by astrapi, sits in your panel and, on opening, lists all the virtual machines configured in Virtualbox. Selecting an entry launches the machine without the need to call the main virtualbox window.


The Indicator can be installed from astrapi‘s PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-astrapi/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-virtualbox

To launch press ALT + F2 (or just open a Terminal) and type: