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How to see info about available updates in Ubuntu/Debian GNOME Linux desktop

Apt Update Indicator

Apt Update Indicator

Apt Update Indicator” is a nifty tool for apt based Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Debian Linux and more. It shows also the following package status (as in Synaptic):

  1. Available updates
  2. New packages in repository
  3. Local/Obsolete packages
  4. Residual config files
  5. Autoremovable packages

The extension is a fork of Arch Update, a similar tool for Arch Linux, and it supports GNOME Shell from version 3.14 to 3.22. The extension was updated recently to use GNOME Software or the Ubuntu Update Manager to apply the updates.