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As you may have noticed, Thunderbird's new version has now a built-in feature that allows you to use it as a chat client. For example, Google talk. So I initiated my own account. The problem is that there are no notifications, for example in the tray. Any ideas?

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peraueb1989: If you submitted an edit to this question, I rejected it since it wasn't apparently from you. Make sure you're logged in before editing. If not, feel free to ignore this comment (or better yet, let me know, so I can delete it). –  Daniel Beck Sep 4 '12 at 18:54
    
Notification works in the windows version. There's a ding. –  David Heffernan Sep 4 '12 at 20:29
    
Daniel, I tried no edits. :) –  py_script Sep 5 '12 at 11:55

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FiltaQuilla is an add-on that enables the user to properly and precisely configure notifications, based on built-in filters or enhanced filters. Maybe one could try to extend its functionality to filter/notify chat messages. I don't have a full answer here, but it might be a good start. I would not be surprised if the developer of this add-on would make something for chat.

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In Linux the notification system has some lacks :( –  py_script Sep 5 '12 at 11:56

This I currently use this extension to deal with this issue.

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Hey Beercow, thanks for contributing. Note that on Superuser it's considered good form to explain why something is helpful, not just link it. Moo! –  Isaac Rabinovitch Nov 25 '12 at 22:46

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