Problem: I have Ubuntu
Xubuntu desktop and my Indicator plugin kept crashing. Here's how I fixed it!
a. Add Indicator plugin to your panel.
b. Once Indicator Plugin is added (and before it crashes ;-)), right click on it -> Properties -> Check the Hidden checkbox for Application Menus (Global Menu) (as shown in the image below).
c. Restart the panel with
AskUbuntu: Indicator Plugin keeps crashing