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‘Update Indicator’ Extension for GNOME Shell Puts Upgrade Alerts in Your Panel

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If you’re a GNOME Shell user who took fancy to the ‘Update Manager Indicator’ we featured last Friday and want something similar for your own system then you’re in luck!

The similarly named Update Indicator brings update alert functionality to the GNOME desktop, along with quick access links to ‘refresh and install’ options.

Update Indicator for GNOME Shell


The utility is the work of developer Matt B., who has also created a PPA containing the extension for Ubuntu 11.04 users. The PPA can be found at