gmail-notify - A Gmail Notifier
Gmail Notifier is a Linux alternative for the notifier
program released by Google, it is written in Python and provides an attractive
and simple way to check for new mail messages.
Open the notifier.conf file in your favourite text editor and edit the
configuration options to match your system. Below is an explanation of each
option: (See notifier.conf.sample located in the /usr/share/doc/gmail-notify
directory for a helpful example)
gmailusername - fairly self explanatory, must be without the @gmail.com at the
gmailpassword - obvious
browserpath - this is the full path to the browser that you want Gmail Notifier
to open when you click the popup to goto your Gmail inbox
voffset - this is the amount (in pixels) the popup will be displaced from the
bottom of the screen, it will almost definitely need changing to suit your
system, ideally, you want it to look like it came out of the bar along the
bottom of the screen the best way to adjust it is to run it initially with the
default value and then add/remove from it then test again. Higher values
result in the popup appearing higher up the screen.
hoffset - same as above only this is the amount the popup will be displaced from
the side of the screen. Higher values will displace it more to the left of the
checkinterval - this is how often Gmail Notifier will check for new mail (in
ms), do NOT set it lower than 20000 (20 seconds), or the libgmail library will
not keep up, causing many strange side effects. If you need to check your mail
more than once every 20 seconds, then chances are your famous and don't have
time to read your mail anyway.
animationdelay - this is the amount of time (in ms) that Gmail Notifier will
wait before moving the popup up one step, when the popup is popping up, to
high values will cause the animation to be jerky, to low values will cause
tearing at the bottom of the popup. 15ms seems about right. Only small
adjustments are necessary, best thing is to leave it alone.
popuptimespan - this is the amount of time before the popup will disappear again
after popping up you can set this to whatever you want
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