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New versions of Message Notifier and Boss mode

I uploaded new versions of my two extensions (Message Notifier and Boss Mode) to To update, just visit the extension pages and click on the update button next to the on/off switch. Notifications coming from Empathy and XChat-GNOME Sorry if it took a while, but Debian (even unstable) is still using Gnome 3.4.

Message Notifier for Gnome 3.6

Recently I didn’t have much time to hack on Message Notifier, but luckily Guillaume Desmottes ported it to Gnome 3.6. This version also changes the shortcut to open the menu from Win+M to Win+L, as the former is now used by the shell. To update, just visit the extension page and click on the update […]

Boss Mode extension

Gnome-shell’s popup notifications and integrated chat are great, but sometimes I’m annoyed when the content of a chat is displayed on screen at the wrong moment (for instance if a colleague sends you a work-related message while you are sitting at a conference next to other people). The Boss Mode extension allows you to quickly […]

Keybinding for the message notification extension

I uploaded a new version of Message Notifier to The main new feature is that you can now open the menu pressing Win+M. The default keybinding can be modified by clicking the preferences button on the extension page (next to the switch to enable/disable the extension). This version also fixes notifications for xchat-gnome on […]

Better notification support

Yesterday I released a new version of my message notification extension for gnome-shell (3.2 and 3.4), to install it or to update it just visit its page on The main feature in the new version is that it just handles notifications coming from well-known applications: Empathy, XChat, XChat-GNOME, Pidgin and notify-send. Handling the Empathy […]

Updated message notifier and new cooking blog

A few months ago I wrote a gnome-shell extension that shows how many conversations with unread messages you have, so that I could stop missing incoming messages. I updated the extension so it now works better and it can also show what the incoming notifications are when you press the icon. You can get the […]

Permanent IM notifications

Update: the extension is now available on Gnome 3 and the shell look really great, but there are a few things that annoy me. My main complaint is that I keep missing IM messages because there is no visual clue that you got a message (unless you are staring at the bottom of your […]