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Ubuntu Budgie

Budgie panel

Top Panel

  • Left:
    • Budgie Menu
    • Spacer
    • Global Menu: Show menu from windows
  • Center:
    • Calendar
    • Notifications
    • ShowTime: Desktop time & date
  • Right:
    • Lock Keys Indicator
    • AppIndicator Applet
    • Keyboard Layout Indicator
    • System Tray
    • Status Indicator
    • Separator
    • User Indicator
    • Raven Sidebar Control

Bottom Panel

  • Left:
    • Night Light
    • System Monitor: Panel System Monitor
  • Center:
    • Show Desktop Button
    • Icon Task List
  • End:
    • Workspace Overview: Workspaces and windows overview
    • Worspace Switcher

System Monitor indicator

c: {cpu} {cputemp} m: {mem} s: {swap} /:{fs///} n: {upordown} {net}

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04

BIOS - fix gray screen after dell logo with no grub menu

This is fixed in Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 (tested on beta1).

  1. Start OS - if you see only gray screen after dell logo pres CTRL+ALT+DELETE and wait when OS boot again, grub should appear if not, do this step again
  2. Edit file /etc/default/grub and disable GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT like this:

  3. Reload grub:

    sudo update-grub
  4. If you have disk encrypted, you will properly see GRUB but then there will be again only gray screen after it, press CTRL+ALT+F2 - screen should change to black (if not press it again) then press CTRL+ALT+F7 - black screen with password promt should appear

Use backports for newset Budgie Desktop (10.4) with ALT+TAB, several applets and other features

Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 already has Budgie Desktop 10.4.

Install ppa backports

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt update ; sudo apt upgrade

Install Gnome Tweak Tool

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

I personally use:

  • Appearance -> Global Dark Theme -> Enabled
  • Appearance -> Enable animations -> Disabled
  • Workspaces -> Number of Workspaces -> 2

Additional applets


sudo apt install caffeine

Simple weather indicator

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kasra-mp/ubuntu-indicator-weather
sudo apt update && sudo apt install indicator-weather

Do not forgot to put it into startup applications.

National Geographic Wallpaper

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt update ; sudo atp install national-geographic-wallpaper