As a Firefox user, if you’ve always envied the desktop notifications on Google Chrome, here’s some good news. An add-on will now let you replicate the same feature on Firefox. Here’s how you can get it.
- Get the HTML5 Desktop Notifications add-on from Mozilla’s gallery. This works only on sites that support notifications and Gmail is the most significant one I can remember.
- Now, head over to your email settings page and enable desktop notifications (under General tab in settings). When asked by your browser, allow the site to give out notifications. If you don’t see this option on Gmail, restart your browser/reinstall the add-on.
After you’ve done this, you’ll see notifications for new messages on Google Talk and/or New email depending on the settings you’ve enabled on Gmail. This add-on should work with any website that supports desktop notifications provided you allow it when asked.