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#1 2013-12-06 00:26:30

ende42
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Registered: 2013-11-16
Posts: 14

Mutt and mail notification via workspace urgent & blinking LED

I wanted to be notified when there's new mail in my inbox which is a standard Maildir synced via mbsync. My setup is i3wm with a dedicated mutt workspace and $mod-m to change to the "mail" workspace and launch a mutt instance. I managed to mark the workspace "urgent" via a named pipe running as background process in the same terminal window as mutt. See all the details here: https://gist.github.com/niko/7816377

I'm almost happy with the setup. Sometime I have to manually redraw the mutt screen. I think mutt gets confused by the background process writing the bell command.

What do you think?

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#2 2013-12-06 01:13:25

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: Mutt and mail notification via workspace urgent & blinking LED

I don't know about the blinking LED part, but I was kind of amazed to see my i3 workspace marked as urgent when I started using termite.  I never really cared enough to try to figure it out (nor did I even think about it to be honest), but it doesn't do this for me with urxvt.

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#3 2013-12-06 01:15:56

jasonwryan
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From: .nz
Registered: 2009-05-09
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Re: Mutt and mail notification via workspace urgent & blinking LED

Different WM, same concept.


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