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Rewrite In Progress

I am currently in the process of completely rewriting this application from scratch. The code for the old version was an absolute disaster, written nearly four years ago when I first started learning Python. The new version will be written in Python 3 and use PyQt5.

Unfortunately I don't have a timeline on this new version but a rough guess for an early release would be early July 2014. Eventually I hope to get an actual stable release ready for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic) in October. Windows builds will be released when time permits.

(I will also add a link to the project page on GitHub once I am a little bit further into this.)



StackApplet is a small status icon that sits in your desktop's notification area and alerts you to events that happen to your accounts. You will receive notifications about new answers, comments and reputation changes. All Stack Exchange sites are supported. The application is written in Python and the preferences page uses JavaScript.


MIT License


Packages are available for the latest stable release (1.5.2):


Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or a Linux distribution with PyGTK installed.


I can be reached at admin@quickmediasolutions.com.


Available on Launchpad: http://launchpad.net/stackapplet

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The ultimate StackOverflow addict luxury. To see your reputation at all times. –  Tyler Carter May 20 '10 at 23:31
Yup. It really helps me stay on top of my rep. Are you going to try it? I am eager to hear how it works. –  Nathan Osman May 20 '10 at 23:41
@Flame: Thanks, man. I am completely new to Gnome desktop programming :) I'm assuming it worked alright, though? –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 0:57
works for me. pretty cool. I've gotta say though, its a little weird when it loads Jeff Atwood's stats on the first run. –  Chris Lawlor May 27 '10 at 0:47
@George and @Chris I managed to install the sources in my home directory and set the bonobo path right. Working now! –  Peter Smit Aug 27 '10 at 18:40
both links throw 404s. perhaps they can be indexed via wayback machine if you have copies laying around? –  albert Apr 3 at 14:16
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When you click on the icon, it brings up the window. If you click on the icon while the window is open, it pops up again, instead of closing. Just a small feature request.

Also, it would be nice if when you clicked on one of the notifications in the window, if it would get rid of the notification on the SE website. And vice versa

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Feature Request

Please add support for proxies... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like myself.

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Not working for Windows (8x64)

Firstly, download links for latest 1.6 are dead

I've installed 1.5 and it doesn't show the list of sites

Find User even doesn't work.

And without the site list, even if I enter my userID it doesn't "Add Account"

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Not sure if this is a bug on my end, but recently the application has been giving me network errors for Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu, and Raspberry Pi SE. I attempted reinstalling both via DEB and via the PPA, but it still was giving me errors.

So, I tried removing all of them, and then tried to add them back, but I get this:

and there are no options under Site. Is this a bug somehow, or a result of an API change or the update?

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