unread notifications

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  1. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    Now, I know there are several widgets out there for displaying either unread sms or unread email, but the problem with all of the ones I have tried is you cant put them on the home bar along the bottom of your main screen (where there is the phone button and contacts button and messaging button e.t.c.).

    I currently have replaced my messaging app with ChompSMS and moved it to the homebar, but this does not display how many sms I have unread. So i downloaded SMS Unread Count, which does the job but its only a widget, and I cant put it in place of ChompSMS on the hombar.

    The same goes for Gmail, I would to do the same so downloaded GMail Unread Count, but I cant replace the GMail icon with this icon as it is only a widget.

    Please can someone offer some advice how I can get the number of unread SMS or GMail emails to show instead of the default icons?
     

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  2. fearofth3dark

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    I'm not sure if I'm understanding exactly what you mean but for the sms have you tried handcent?
     
  3. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    I have tried it now, and it doesnt really do what I want. It only shows the unread count on the icon on the status bar, I meant I want it to be over the icon on the desktop, similar to this:

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. fearofth3dark

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    The handcent widget does that.

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  5. Szadzik

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    You can also try Launcher Pro which will give you 4 buttons at the bottom and you can set them to show GMail, SMS and Call missed counters.
     
  6. PabloEscobar

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    Thats great! just what i wanted, thanks a lot!

    One tiny little problem with the GMail notification though.... If I have 2 unread emails - one on one account, and one on another GMail account, it only says I have one unread email. Is there a way to get LauncherPro to display ALL unread emails, for ALL GMail accounts?
     
  7. Szadzik

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    I doubt you can do it for multiple accounts.

    You can set up a widget for GMail that will show unread count and choose the secondary account emails. There are a few widgets like that in the Market.
     
  8. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, but I will need to widgets - one for each account. They are widgets and wont be on the launcher which is what I really want. Im just being picky now, LP does the job (ish :p)
     
  9. Maris

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    Maybe you could forward one gmail account to the other and then your count would be correct. If you need to keep the mail separated, you can use labels for that.
     
  10. Szadzik

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    Use one account with LP and for the other use a widget. This way you only need one widget.
     
  11. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    I setup the forwarding.

    Thanks a lot for the replies :)
     
  12. scottb

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    Not sure why you're having difficulty with this. Chomp has a widget that does exactly what you want. It shows the number of unread messages and launches Chomp when you tap it. Same for Gmail unread count--it shows and unread message count and launches Gmail when tapped. I use both. Maybe I misunderstood the problem.
     
  13. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    Yes you did. I want them to be on the launch bar, and not one of the screens so they are available on any screen I go to, and not just the screen the widget was placed on.
     

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