Ubuntu – How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area


In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it so I don't have to check for updates myself?


Best Answer

  • You can get notified via Unity Launcher.

    1. Open your Dash (press Super) and query for Software Sources to open it.


    2. In the Updates tab, modify the settings for Automatically check for updates:, When there are security updates: and When there are other updates:as per your wish.


    3. Now when there would be any updates available, you would be notified via Launcher.

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