Gmail Implements HTML5 Desktop Notifications

Discussion in 'Gmail' started by Big Dan, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    This isn't such a big deal for people me who already run Google Talk or Thunderbird for Gmail notifications but it's pretty cool nonetheless.

    Desktop notifications for emails and chat messages - Official Gmail Blog

    Right now it seems to only work in Chrome. I've been using Chrome more and more this might be a reason to make the switch 100%.
     


  2. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    For some reason this isn't working for me. I sent myself a couple of test emails. They showed in my inbox but the notice didn't pop up. Both with Chrome maximized and minimized. Strange.

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    Scratch that I had to give approval to Gmail in Chrome. Funny I didn't see the notice with the first couple of test messages though.
     

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I'll check it out. I've had the same problem where I get a Gmail Chat but I'm not in front of the compute and don't notice it until the next time I check my email. It's worth noting that when you get a chat and you use Firefox I am notified by the text change in the system bar between the start button and system tray on my desktop.
     
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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I turn off Chat on iGoogle and Gmail by default. Only because I have 10-20 tabs open and never see the new message notice.
     

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