Caffeine icon for ubuntu / lubuntu

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From caffeine 2.8 onwards, the indicator is removed and caffeine starts automatically. Meaning that, if you have a window full-screen, it will trigger. If you wish to get the manual icon back, you can run the following.

Install Caffeine

  • opening terminal
  • running this line:

> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa

> sudo apt-get upgrade

> sudo apt-get install caffeine

  • go to accessories -> caffeine and RIGHT click to add the icon on the desktop
  • right click on the desktop icon and chose short cut editor
  • now click on desktop entry tab
  • in the desktop entry tab, change /usr/bin/caffeine to /usr/bin/caffeine-indicator
  • now if you (double)click on the icon, it will launch the indicator on the taskbar

This happens as caffeine-indicator is the application for creating the icon rather than caffeine itself. Good luck

Note: You can also opt to download the deb file from launchpad and running it to install the application. https://launchpad.net/caffeine


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