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Minimal set-up for an Ubuntu AppIndicator in Python
from gi.repository import Gtk as gtk
from gi.repository import AppIndicator3 as appindicator
APPINDICATOR_ID = 'myappindicator'
def main():
indicator =, 'whatever', appindicator.IndicatorCategory.SYSTEM_SERVICES)
if __name__ == "__main__":

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commented Apr 11, 2017

Under ubuntu 16.04, python 2.7 I get a bunch of error messages about missing version numbers, add to the top of the module:

import gi
gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0')
gi.require_version('AppIndicator3', '0.1')


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commented Jan 8, 2018

@wjgeorge, install gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 or equivalent package to your distribution.

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