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I'm using the default awesome theme. One thing I really like is how notifications are handled for pidgin - when a new message comes in the tag label (in the upper left of the screen, on the top bar) turns red.

Is there a way I could make Icedove have the same kind of notifications? I would especially like the tag label to turn red when a new unread message arrives in the inbox. Right now I set my Icedove preferences to "show an alert", but this only generates a notification box in the lower right of the screen.

Update: Installing the "New Mail Attention" add-on for Thunderbird adds the red color notifications!

  • I doubt it, since this seems to be a general Awesome mechanism reacting to a "hey, this window has an exciting update that you should see" flag which is raised by completely application-specific logic. – l0b0 Dec 23 '16 at 22:52
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    I see that in pidgin I have the "Set window manager Urgent hint" option selected in my "Message Notification" plug-in. Perhaps there's a way to tell Icedove's notifications to be "Urgent"? – BubblesInsideMe Dec 23 '16 at 23:00
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I was looking for a way to enable red notification color on a tag where pidgin is located. As @bubblesinsideme mentioned. Ensure that you have option Set window manager "URGENT" hint enabled in Configure Plugin window (Tools > Plugins).

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