Comment 29 for bug 392265

Anders Nor Berle (berle) wrote :

In 12.04, using Pidgin, I often miss incoming IM messages which can sometimes be quite frustrating. So if anyone is interested, I changed the behavior of indicator-messages to blink its icon instead of merely change colors. I packaged the change and put it in a PPA, using it only requires you to add the ppa, and do an update + upgrade.

https://launchpad.net/~berle/+archive/blinking

Now for some motivation behind this change: I acknowledge that the ideal solution is for the launcher icon of pidgin to communicate this somehow, but it currently doesn't and changing indicator-messages was a lot easier than changing pidgins interaction with the launcher.