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Old 12-20-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Windows captions are not highlighted on the task bar when an event occurs


I have just switched from Windows to Linux. Could you please help me with the following problem. I am chatting using GAIM and surfing net at the same time. So, I minimize the IM windows while waiting for my friends to answer. In Windows, when an answer comes, the caption of the window on task bar will be highlighted so that I know and check it. However, in Linux, this does not happen and I have to check the chat windows regularly. This is quite dissapointing. I think there must be some options to turn on/off this thing.

(Both GNOME and KDE give me the same problem).

Thank you very much!
Old 12-20-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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This is not a GNOME or KDE issue. Just go to preferences and in the plugins, I think, you have there a place to configure Message Alerts. On the preferences window this is surely done. (I don't use GAIM for a while so I don't really rembember THE place but I'm sure it does exist 'cause I used to configure it to do the same you want.)
Old 12-20-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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Yep; gaim has a plugin (already installed) for such a thing. It doesn't flash, but there are a variety of alerts you can program it to do.


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