Chat notifications not working for chat rooms

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Thunderbird
Instant Messaging
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
3 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: brainslug, Unassigned)

Tracking

31 Branch
x86_64
Linux

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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 Iceweasel/31.1.0
Build ID: 20140903072827

Steps to reproduce:

Created xmmp chat account (Slack) in Thunderbird 31. I activated notifications for new chat messages in the Preference settings.


Actual results:

I receive notifications for direct chat messages, but not for messages that are posted to any chat rooms I joined. I can see all these messages, but do not get notified of them.


Expected results:

Get a notification if there are new messages in *any* of my ongoing conversations, including chat rooms.

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Instant Messaging
In chat rooms, notifications will only be displayed if someone is mentioning you (your nick) in a message.
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Comment 2

3 years ago
I see, thanks for the feedback. And yes, notifications are indeed working if someone is mentioning my nick.

Now, can I convert this bug report into a feature request then? I am required to follow several chat rooms at work and it is getting pretty annoying to manually check each one of them periodically to see if anyone has posted any messages. Other xmmp clients, like Pidgin, support general notifications, but it would be nice to have all my communication handled by Thunderbird.

Thanks!

Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to brainslug from comment #2)
> Now, can I convert this bug report into a feature request then? I am
> required to follow several chat rooms at work and it is getting pretty
> annoying to manually check each one of them periodically to see if anyone
> has posted any messages. Other xmmp clients, like Pidgin, support general
> notifications, but it would be nice to have all my communication handled by
> Thunderbird.

A notification for each message is something an add-on could fairly easily achieve, along the lines of https://addons.instantbird.org/en-US/instantbird/addon/341.

But there is already a visible indication of new messages in a channel in the TB chat UI. The channel name is printed in bold and the number of unread messages is displayed.
https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/addon/chat-notifier-for-thunderbid should also notify on every message.

Comment 5

3 years ago
Ah, great, so there already is an add-on for this!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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