Stackoverflow Questions Notifier

UUID: stackoverflow-questions-notifier@higuaro
Last edited:
1 year ago 2017-10-03, 05:43 UTC
Last commit: [033fa643] stackoverflow-questions-notifier@higuaro: add da.po (#1341)

Checks stackoverflow site to see if new questions have been posted under a particular tag and generates a notification



Stackoverflow Questions Notifier Applet

A Linux Mint Cinnamon Applet that checks Stackoverflow site and shows a notification when a new question (with one or several tags) is posted

The frequency timeout and the tags of interest can be set up


  • Right click on your panel, click Add applets to the panel
  • Click on Get more online tab
  • Find Stackoverflow Questions Notifier, right click and Mark for installation
  • Once installed Add to panel
  • Right click on the applet icon, click Configure, set the tags you're interested in and the frequency time, defaults values are: "c, java, bash, javascript" for tags and 5 minutes for time


Tested on Cinnamon 2.4.6, Linux Mint 17.1

Change Log

v 1.0.3

  • Duplicated questions notification bug solved for good!

v 1.0.2

  • Minor improvements over duplicated question notifications bug

v 1.0.1

  • Minor bug fixes: The error messages weren't showing

v 1.0.0

  • Show popup notifications every n minutes with new questions posted under certain tags
  • Let the user disabled/enabled notifications by clicking on the applet icon
  • Notifications contain a link for the question
  • The applet configuration dialog lets the user set the list of tags (labels separated by ,)
  • If the maximum number of request to the API site is reached, the applet will block
    itself until the service throttle time is restore again


I'm a fan of Stackoverflow, I like to help people around, to learn new stuff and to win some reputation points at the same time.

I also spend a lot of time in my LinuxMint box, so I wrote this applet to hunt for questions that are of interest without spending time refreshing the browser waiting for some of those questions to appear.

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