No new message alert in Pidgin
eion at robbmob.com
Tue May 16 00:31:15 EDT 2017
There's a few different notifications plugins at
https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins#Notifications to choose
Constantine, you might also want to try purple-libnotify+ which is an
improved version of the libnotify plugin that Ubuntu bundles in with their
version of Pidgin.
On 16 May 2017 at 16:10, Constantine Kharlamov <Hi-Angel at yandex.ru> wrote:
> I just found there's also "guifications" plugin. It's much better, but it
> doesn't show message content. I.e. it just says "<nickname> messaged you".
> On 16.05.2017 06:37, Constantine Kharlamov wrote:
> > Hypotetically "libnotify-pidgin" plugin does it. In my localized version
> it's shown in the list as "show popup messages", and upon hovering a mouse
> you'll see "Description: Pidgin-libnotify".
> > Unfortunately it's really annoying: instead of "notification API", like
> notify-osd, it uses plain messagebox. This means α) it appears right in the
> center of the screen, covering up whatever was underneath, takes out the
> focus, and it's not transparent β) you can't just continue doing whatever
> you did, ignoring this notification, because it won't disappear if you
> don't click or press Escape.
> > So, I'm also curious to hear if there's a better plugin, because
> everyone on the internet recommends libnotify.
> > That said, you better off using hangouts from pidgin than from, well,
> hangouts, because α) pidgin allows you to configure font of the message
> being sent, like italic/bold, type, color, etc. Hangouts doesn't. β) I
> almost didn't use hangouts, but I don't remember it ever popped up
> notifications either.
> > On 16.05.2017 00:10, Dottie Roberts wrote:
> >> Before I switch back to hangouts, I thought I’d contact you. Can you
> give me simple instructions to have Pidgin 2.12.0 alert me by popping up
> notification when I get a new message?
> >> Thank you,
> >> Dottie
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