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       gmail-notify - A Gmail Notifier




       gmail-notify  Gmail  Notifier  is  a Linux alternative for the notifier
       program released by Google, it is written in  Python  and  provides  an
       attractive and simple way to check for new mail messages.

       Open  the notifier.conf file in your favourite text editor and edit the
       configuration options to match your system. Below is an explanation  of
       each     option:    (See    notifer.conf.sample    located    in    the
       /usr/share/doc/gmail-notify directory for a helpful example)

       gmailusername - fairly self explanatory, must be without the
       at the end

       gmailpassword - obvious

       browserpath  - this is the full path to the browser that you want Gmail
       Notifier to open when you click the popup to goto your Gmail inbox

       voffset - this is the amount (in pixels) the popup  will  be  displaced
       from  the bottom of the screen, it will almost definately need changing
       to suit your system, ideally, you want it to look like it came  out  of
       the  bar along the bottom of the screen the best way to adjust it is to
       run it initially with the default value and  then  add/remove  from  it
       then  test again. Higher values result in the popup appearing higher up
       the screen.

       hoffset - same as above only this is  the  amount  the  popup  will  be
       displaced  from  the side of the screen. Higher values will displace it
       more to the left of the screen.

       checkinterval - this is how often Gmail Notifier  will  check  for  new
       mail  (in  ms),  do  NOT  set  it lower than 20000 (20 seconds), or the
       libgmail library will not keep up, causing many strange  side  effects.
       If  you  need  to check your mail more than once every 20 seconds, then
       chances are your famous and don’t have time to read your mail anyway.

       animationdelay - this is the amount of time (in ms) that Gmail Notifier
       will  wait  before  moving  the  popup  up  one step, when the popup is
       popping up, to high values will cause the animation to be jerky, to low
       values  will cause tearing at the bottom of the popup. 15ms seems about
       right. Only small adjustments are necercery, best thing is to leave  it

       popuptimespan  -  this  is  the  amount  of  time before the popup will
       dissappear again after popping up you can set  this  to   whatever  you

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       John Winter <>

                                 May 31, 2006                  gmail-notify(1)