Reddithor - a fork of HackerTray - allows you to browse the posts from subreddit of your choice from within the tray of your Linux OS. Reddithor automatically updates every 2 minutes in the background. As mentioned in the readme of HackerTray, this application relies on appindicator, and is not guaranteed to run on every computer.
Reddithor is distributed as a python package. Do the following to install:
sudo pip install Reddithor OR #Download Source and cd into it sudo python setup.py install
You can now run Reddithor from anywhere. You can also add it to your OS dependent session autostart method. In Ubuntu, you can access this via:
- System > Preferences > Sessions
- System > Preferences > Startup Applications
depending on your Ubuntu Version. Or alternatively, you may put it in
You can check which version you have installed with
To upgrade, run
pip install -U Reddithor. In some cases (Ubuntu), you might
need to clear the pip cache before upgrading:
sudo rm -rf /tmp/pip-build-root/Reddithor
Reddithor will automatically check the latest version on startup, and inform you if there is an update available.
-c: Enables comments support. Clicking on links will also open the comments page on Reddit.
- Stay up-to-date on Reddit without the distraction of opening Reddit itself.
- Opens links in your default browser
- Remembers which links you opened
- Shows Points/Comment count
- Allows you to choose a subreddit that you want to keep a tab on
If the app indicator fails to show in Ubuntu versions, consider installing python-appindicator with
sudo apt-get install python-appindicator
- Write unit tests
- Make a command line executable
To develop on Reddithor, or to test out experimental versions, do the following:
- Clone the project
(sudo) python setup.py developin the Reddithor root directory
Reddithorwith the required command line options from anywhere.
- Abhay Rana for hackertray.
- Murtaza Akbari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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