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(Solved) - Gmail checker on Firefox and Win 8

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  • Started 1 year ago by Lestrange
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Lestrange
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I have been using Gmail Checker 2.6.1 with an audible notification for many years. It works only after a dialogue box appears and I enter my Gmail ID and password. The dialogue appears by itself (I have not found a way to launch it) and has a box to check to Save Log-in Cookies. It worked at first on my new computer, but after a couple of weeks I had to refresh the computer because of some nagging problems (thanks to HTG for the solution) and since then the dialogue box has not appeared and, consequently, I do not have audible notifications. Any ideas? Thanks.

Budd

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

Have you tried uninstaling the add-on reinstalling it?

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Give this a try,
http://xnotifier.tobwithu.com/wp/

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Lestrange
Posts: 16

I've uninstalled and re-installed it several times, aFuhnk. No dice.

Lighthouse, when I tried to download from your link, Firefox stopped me. There is an Allow button. Is this safe?

Budd

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Yep, it is safe.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

@ Budd ,

I've been using that for xnotifier for a couple of years now, no problems :)

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

It used to be called webmail notifier, then they changed the name to xnotifier Have been using it for 7 years.

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Lestrange
Posts: 16

I've installed it, and it did not work either. I checked a Firefox list of suggestions and tried putting the web site of both Gmail Checker and xNotifier in the Exceptions to pop-up blockers, I've cleared the cache, tested the sound effect and tried another. Neither works. Otherwise I get audio on Firefox. Any more ideas? A missing or bad plug-in? No clues. Thanks.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Lestrange ,

You don't need to except the pop ups at for xnotifier, I don't :

Posted 1 year ago
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Lestrange
Posts: 16

GuiltySpark, Your screenshots are blocking most of your message and, I think, a message from someone else. Could you resend or remove the screen shots, please?
Thanks.

I still think the problem is described in my first post: the dialogue box has never appeared so I can't sign into Gmail Checker (I don't know if xNotifier requires the same). Any thoughts? Anyone? Thanks again.

Budd

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

No blockage just snapped that pic on top of this thread so the posts you think are missing are actually the previous 4 - 7 posts.

In Xnotifier all you have to do is install it in the browser you use, find the X/letter looking symbol, right click and select Options.

In the Accounts tab select the appropriate email provider (in your case Gmail) type in full your email address blah blah@blah.blah, then your password.

Select Add, then select the General tab and make sure the Show Notification and Play a Sound boxes are checked, you can then go a step further and add your own chosen sound.

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Lestrange
Posts: 16

Thanks. I followed your instructions, GuiltySpark, then sent myself e-mails from my Gmail account and another and received an e-mail from someone else. The sound went off, but only once out of ten or so. I notice that when I go back and look at Options, the user name and password that I entered, saved, and Okayed are gone. Any idea?

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Lestrange
Posts: 16

Problem solved, GuiltySpark. When I clicked on the X icon and entered the information, it worked once, then when I went back to check, what I had entered was gone. When I clicked on the Firefox Options button and entered the necessary, it worked and the info stayed put. Thanks.

I'd still, if only for sentimental reasons, like to figure out why Gmail Checker doesn't love me any more.

Budd

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