The extension, called AskUbuntu Add-on, allows to easily track user info and questions from askubuntu.com.

This extension displays user reputation and badges in the toolbar, provides an easy access menu to unanswered questions , user questions, favorites and user tags. It has an update checker that alerts when there is new activity in the user account or unanswered questions. The configuration options allow to disable alerts, limit the number of items displayed in the menu, hide user info and control the frequency of updates. There is also an option to store data temporarily if the browser is on private mode.


Free, open source released under:

GNU General Public License v3 [Firefox]

Apache License, Version 2.0 [Opera and Chrome]


Home page: http://www.webgapps.org/addons/askubuntu

GitHub downloads: http://github.com/webgapps/askubuntu/downloads

Mozilla gallery: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/242568/

Opera gallery: https://addons.opera.com/addons/extensions/details/askubuntu-add-on...

Google gallery: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hamgohmiimamjpabgncmklojoibjknon


Firefox 3.5 to 4.0b8pre

Opera 11.0

Chrome 5.0.316.0

[OS independent]


Developed by lovinglinux


Javascript, HTML (Opera and Chrome) and XUL (Firefox)

Source code at http://github.com/webgapps/askubuntu

Note: some Gnome users might experience diminished functionality if their Firefox does not show icons in menus, since the icons are indicators of new activity. To solve this problem visit: https://askubuntu.com/questions/8586/where-is-the-gnome-option-to-display-icons-in-menus

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    AskUbuntu Add-on 1.0.1 was released today and is available for download. This version brings several new features - askubuntu-extension.blogspot.com/2010/10/… Oct 20, 2010 at 22:58
  • @lovinglinux Thank you very much. I'm a fan of your add-on. Oct 24, 2010 at 16:15
  • Have you considered making this work with any site in the network? Oct 24, 2010 at 20:23
  • I have considered making a version for other sites, but right now I'm focusing on improving the extension and making versions for Opera and Chrome. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:12
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    I just received an e-mail stating that the extension has been approved by Mozilla, so no more account required to download and updates will be served with extensions updates :) Oct 28, 2010 at 23:59
  • The first Opera version has been released! Nov 2, 2010 at 6:48
  • @loving: Hooray! (Might we see a Chrome extension? :) Nov 2, 2010 at 17:43
  • @george-edison Yes! A version for Chrome is next in the queue. ;) Nov 2, 2010 at 17:56
  • @george-edison The Chrome version is almost done :) Nov 3, 2010 at 6:58
  • The Opera version has been approved by Opera and is available for download at addons.labs.opera.com/addons/extensions/details/… Nov 4, 2010 at 16:10
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    Chrome version released! Also released a new version for Opera with a few improvements. Nov 4, 2010 at 21:14
  • Needs some updating. Do you still work on it?
    – RolandiXor
    Jul 28, 2011 at 5:30
  • I haven't worked on the Chrome and Opera versions, but I recently released a new version for Firefox. However, I do not see a reason to put too much effort on this, since it has less than 200 users. I will keep updating compatibility and fixing bugs when I have available time. Jul 28, 2011 at 12:40
  • What happened to this app?
    – Paul T.
    Jan 7, 2013 at 17:46


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