Never Miss IM Notifications In GNOME Shell With Shell Message Notifier
So if you often miss IM notifications in GNOME Shell, you can use an extension called Shell Message Notifier which displays the number of conversations with unread messages on the top GNOME Shell bar (for Empathy/Telepathy only).
The extension is unpolished, it does very little, the code is horrible and I didn’t pay any attention to usability; I just wanted a quick fix while waiting for upstream to fix the bug properly. Nevertheless, I hope this code will be useful for other people too!- Marco Barisione, the extension developer
Ubuntu 11.10 users can use our GNOME 3 PPA to install Shell Message Notifier:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-message-notifier
For other Linux distributions, install it using the commands below:
git clone git://git.collabora.co.uk/git/user/bari/shell-message-notifier.git
Then follow the instructions (it’s not a typical “make install”).