Firefox is a great piece of software, no doubt about it. It’s smooth, slick, secure, and respects privacy. It also has a plethora of useful addons, which can be accessed via about:addons.
One thing it is missing, though, is native notifications, like OS X and Windows have.
However, like many other things, there is a workaround, and GNotifier
does just that, and it does it well. It also installs without a restart being required! To install the Firefox addon, just click the link above. It’ll take you straight to the Firefox addons link for the addon. Or, alternatively, go to about:addons
and search for GNotifier
GNotifier – Native Firefox Notifications for Linux – Image from Web UPD8
So, next time you are downloading a massive file or a memo from your boss that you need to access as soon as it finishes, you can see it right when it finishes!
One thing you may notice with these tech snippets is that they only show up on the main page, they have no menu. I try to keep 5 items on those menus at a time, to make them worth the space, and as I only have 2 tech snippets so far, I’m holding back until I hit number five.
Ubuntu Tech Snippet #2 – Add Native Notifications for Firefox in Ubuntu