How to Install the Stack Exchange Network Applet (StackApplet) in Ubuntu?

If you're a part of the Stack Exchange Network and already trying to keep up with all the questions and answers like crazy ;-)... which probably ain't the most easiest job in the world at all.

But yes, you can manage your accounts within the SEN network with ease but you'll always have to keep an eye on the web browser to know whether you've been asked of something (yikes! :P) or anyone is in need of your expert advice, etc.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could find some sort of a desktop notification type applet that lets you see/manage the SEN network accounts and other related informations such as...
I don't use SEN actually, but since I thought it would be handy to show-off what it can do for you guys (no no, I didn't register ;-) ), so I took this image from its official page...

*. Display multiple accounts (of course).

*. Automatically updates you about:

Reputation changes (John, this time I'm gonna kick your butt man! :P), comments and answers.

*. Runs in the background (system tray area) and uses the Ubuntu's new Applicationindicator protocol.

*. "Preference" window by using which you can configure (add/remove) your individual Stack Exchange Network accounts.

*. Change the update interval.

*. Launch it automatically on your desktop log-in.

*. Two themes (light and dark). 

*. Automatic detection of associated accounts.

Well, it's a serious app ;-)...
You can install the StackApplet in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 11.10 and 10.10 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install stackapplet

After the installation is over, you can launch it from: "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "StackApplet"


Press "Alt" + "F2" keys and just copy and paste the below command and press enter.
python /usr/share/stackapplet/
That's it.

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