Getting notify to work in gmail with ubuntu 14.04

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Fri Apr 29 21:25:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:58 AM, Donald Parsons <dnldprsns at> wrote:

> The notify is supposed to indicate on the desktop when there is new mail
> in gmail even when gmail is not open.
> I have followed the "Turn notifications on or off" for gmail but nothing
> shows up on the desktop.
> Is ubuntu interfering with this?
> thanks
> Donald Parsons

What browser are you using? I get the notifications (after I have activated
them) using Chromium.

I presume whatever browser you used to set it up will need to be running in
order to get the notifications, so the other question is whether the
browser is running when you get new messages. I almost always have a tab
with gmail in it so I have never looked for notifications when I don't have
gmail already open.
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