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Gmail Taskbar Unread Badge

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Add an unread email count badge to Gmail's PWA icon on supported OS's taskbar's or dock's

Image from store Gmail Taskbar Unread Badge
Description from store Note: I have added a new extension that merges the first 2 together, the Gmail and Outlook unread counts all in one extension. Please view my other extensions or you can find it at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/multi-emailapp-taskbardoc/ipeimmibpbandhbpndfdbjpdodcjdbdo Disclaimer: The developer of this extension in no way claims to be associated with Google/Gmail. I acknowlegde that I do not own their respective trademarks. This extension was developed for personal use and shared for others to use, if they wish to. This extension adds an unread count badge to the taskbar/dock icon of a PWA* Gmail app. The app supports multiple Gmail PWA accounts. Multiple account badges only work when each PWA is installed using a unique Google Chrome browser profile that is setup with the unique Google Account that you wish to access Gmail emails with. Please note: this extension does not work, as intended, with multiple Gmail accounts within the same Google Chrome browser profile, if each PWA is installed using the same Chrome Profile, it will show the unread count of each account on the same PWA taskbar icon by cycling through each account dependant on when you opened the PWA account on your device. (Windows) How to install a PWA in Google Chrome: 1. Navigate to the Gmail URL, i.e. go to your Gmail Inbox. 2. Click on the Google Chrome browser settings button, ⋮ . 3. Click on menu option, "More tools". 4. Click on sub-menu option, "Create shortcut..." 5. Name the shortcut, e.g. GMail. 6. (NB!) Ensure that you check/tick the checkbox labelled, "Open as window". 7. Once the new GMail window opens, remember to pin the PWA to your taskbar to ensure that the extension adds the unread count to the pinned icon on the taskbar. 8. Windows 10 and 11, ensure that the Taskbar setting, "Show badges on taskbar buttons", is toggled on (i.e. enabled) to allow the unread count badge to be shown on the Windows Taskbar. Once you have successfully made use of the extension, could you please rate it, and if you have any feedback, it will be appreciated too. This will give me an indication on whether or not I should enhance this extension further. I hope that this small extension helps you in some way, enjoy. *PWA, Progressive Web Application. Updates: 2022-01-09 (0.2.3) - Changed the package name to remove references to Windows 10. As this extension uses JavaScript and runs on many compatible browsers, with different flavours of operating systems, the extension is compatible with many system configurations. However, it has only been tested on Windows 10 and 11 by the developer. Bug Fixes: 2022-02-10 (0.3.0) - The previous bug fix broke the extension for many users, apologies for this. This new bug fix changes the approach to make use of GMail's Atom Feed. This should be more reliable for all scenarios. 2022-02-08 (0.2.4) - When the Inbox had zero unread messages, the badge would display the unread count of the next label available, e.g. the Spam folder if it had unread messages. This fix will ensure that the Inbox label count is only used. (Thank you to Kevin for pointing this one out, this is appreciated.) 2021-10-28 (0.2.2) - Badge would not be triggered if the PWA started with a hashtag anchor in the URL, e.g. #inbox

Latest reviews

  • (2023-03-17) Preston Lo: simple, exactly what i wanted.
  • (2023-02-15) Kenny Schiff: I am a Vivaldi user and was looking a way to have Gmail badge notification on my task bar. The PWA trick and this extension did exactly what I wanted. Very clean.
  • (2022-10-21) Dean Lupari: Awesome extension!
  • (2022-10-14) Kanuj Bhatnagar: Perfect. Does what it says. 5 stars all the way.
  • (2022-09-19) Jim Byers: Does what it says. Clean and simple. I am using windows 11 and already had the Gmail PWA installed and pinned. I just had to close the instance and re-open and BAM! there it was. Just what I needed. Thank you!
  • (2022-05-24) Balamurugan M: Just the one I was looking for. Awesome!
  • (2022-05-03) Adam Brooks: IT WORKS, just reset the app
  • (2022-03-30) Olivier Bastien: It works well for me on Windows 11.
  • (2022-03-29) Caroline Thornton: Does exactly what it says it does and works perfectly for me on macOS (Monterey 12.3).
  • (2022-02-23) David Edwards: Working Well. Been wanting this for a long time. Thanks for developing it! Good work.
  • (2021-12-03) John TeSelle: Does just want it should do -- I had to restart all Edge windows to get it going. I like to hide the text on my Gmail toolbar app but having just the icon means I can't usually see how many new messages there are. With this extension, though, I can. Glad you made it!

Latest issues

  • (2022-03-03, v:0.3.0) David Hirschfeld: Count is wrong
    The count stopped updating. How do I refresh the count?


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5.0 (15 votes)
Last update / version
2023-01-04 / 0.3.0
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