Get Facebook Notifications In Ubuntu Unity Launcher With Faccialibro


In the past we showed you how to create a Google+ quick list and notifications indicator for the Ubuntu Unity Launcher. This time we have a similar launcher for Facebook. Faccialibro is a Unity launcher indicator which provides unread notification count from the Unity Launcher and also provides a quick list for launching Facebook notifications, messages and friends page from a quick list.

To install Faccialibro, you will first need to install Python-Facebook from here. Once done, you can download the Faccialibro package from the developer’s website (link given at the end of the post). Extract the compressed archive and hit CTRL+H to display hidden files and folders. Open the folder faccialibro, right click on the Faccialibro.desktop file and select Properties.


From the Basic tab, replace ‘mirko‘ with your Ubuntu username (e.g. admin). Also drag and drop the PNG file to the image area (next to Name section), in order to create a Facebook icon for the launcher.


Make sure that you make the file executable by selecting “allow executing file as program” option from the Permissions tab.


Finally, drag and drop the Faccialibro file onto the Unity Launcher. Click on the newly create launcher. This will open your Facebook page for authorizing your account (via your default browser).

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Once the account is authorized, you will get Facebook notifications from the Unity launcher through the newly created applet.

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You can also right-click on the applet to access the quick list and to launch the Facebook notifications, messages and friends page.

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Download Faccialibro (Direct Download Link)

[via OMG Ubuntu]