Script Summary: Updates the "Favorites Icon" for the tab in which Gmail is loaded when you have new mail or new chat messages.
This script is no longer maintained!
Instead, use Gmail Favicon Alerts 3 or something.
That's cute. Why would I want this?
This script is intended to be used with the PermaTabs and FavIconize Tab Firefox extensions, providing you information about Gmail's status even when your tab titles are hidden. Obviously you can use it even without those extensions if you simply want your Gmail FavIcon to change in a pretty fashion.
It has three icon-states by default:
- No New Mail: Red envelope.
- New Mail: Blue envelope.
- Unread Chat Message: Orange envelope.
This icon changes back to your mail status every two seconds.
Notes and Updates
- Note: This only works for Firefox and Opera--the two browsers which support dynamically changing the FavIcon (or "shortcut icon").
- To Do:Broken with Gmail 2.0! Also: Bug: no alerts fire when you're outside the inbox; bug: no alerts fire if you've got a Google for Domains gmail account and others.
- 2007.04.06 Update: Added a GM Menu Option to turn chat updates off.