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Is it me or the Chrome desktop notification system is broken in the new Gmail? I get the notifications for Chat, but not for new emails.

Am I missing something?

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Not you...I have the same problem here. – Beatrix Dec 10 '11 at 12:26
Have you checked to make sure you are allowing chrome to show desktop notifications? As this functionality is working fine for me – Matt Jan 9 '12 at 15:39
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You must have Gmail open in a tab in Chrome to actually receive the Gmail notifications. They work for me.

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Yes, I know; that's not the point. The point is that they are not working in the look. – Alex Dec 10 '11 at 14:45
What do you mean in the look? @Alex – ComputerLocus Dec 10 '11 at 14:48
The new layout design they are rolling out. – Alex Dec 10 '11 at 14:54
I'm on the layout and still get them. – ComputerLocus Dec 10 '11 at 14:57

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