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Messages or alerts that let you know that an update, service change or some other activity has occurred

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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos?

Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos in the big red square at the top right corner of the Google pages? I would prefer for Google Plus not to notify me about ...
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Can I be notified if a Google Drive (Sheets or Docs) document is changed?

I have a couple of documents in Google Sheets/Docs that, whenever they are changed by people they are shared with, I'd like to be notified (don't care if the difference of the change is sent, just "...
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How do you disable the popup notification in the Google Hangouts extension for Chrome?

Is there a way to disable just the popup that appears at the bottom right when receiving a message from someone, without disabling all notifications?
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts?

Is there a way to get Gmail to notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? I have Gmail checking several accounts (under Settings → Accounts & Import), but on ...
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How to unsubscribe from “LinkedIn Network Updates”?

I still receive "LinkedIn Network Updates" emails even though I configured my settings to not receive them: "Network activity" set to "No email" "Network activity discussions" set to "No email" "Top ...
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How do I disable the “interesting tweet” notification type on Twitter?

In the past, I would get Twitter notifications when someone liked or retweeted a tweet, or started following me. If I hadn't visited Twitter for a while after, I'd get an e-mail saying there were ...
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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Does Trello send email notifications?

Does Trello send email notifications when a task is modified? Or do we have to log in and check to see if tasks have been updated?
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How Can I Really Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications?

Recently Facebook has begun notifying me of random things. It started when it would tell me about everybody's check-ins. That wasn't so bad, because it doesn't happen very often and I can appreciate ...
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Stop being auto-subscribed to GitHub repositories from an organisation

I’ve been joined to a GitHub “organisation” for some things I do at the day job occasionally (administrative and Debian packaging things). I’m not normally involved in the development of the stuff ...
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Stop receiving friend's status updates as notifications

I'm having problems with Facebook since the latest update (subscriptions, I think.) On the web application, I now receive status updates from certain friends as notifications. I don't need to see ...
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How do I disable notifications in my personal profile for activity on pages I am an admin of?

I'm an admin of several pages on Facebook (for technical stuff like RSS imports, etc.), but neither do I contribute content nor do I care about their content. Still, as an admin, I get notifications (...
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How do I turn off 'like' notifications on Twitter?

On Twitter - I don't want notifications whenever someone likes my tweet, or likes tweets that I'm mentioned in. However, I do want to be notified when someone replies to my tweets. I want these ...
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How can I tell when Facebook applications are spamming my friends?

There's nothing I hate more than receiving spammy notifications from other people's applications on facebook. However, Sometimes I come across a useful application that I authorize to interact with ...
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Someone did something in Google+, but what did they do?

What actually happened when the Google+ notification says a contact "did something"? Here's a screenshot of the notification I see in Gmail about G+ activity: Rahul yadav added you on Google+. ...
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How can I set up Trello desktop notifications?

What do I have to set up in Trello in order to get pop-up notifications through Google Chrome? There's a bug on the Trello development board about strange desktop notification behavior, but I haven't ...
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Google Drive: Do editors, viewers receive a notification when authority removed?

I'm going in and tidying up some permissions on Google documents I've created, mainly removing editors and viewers before archiving some documents. Do the readers and viewers I remove received a ...
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Associate two email addresses (for invitations) with the same Google Calendar?

I have a Gmail account a@gmail.com that is set up to send mails out of my work email account a@example.com. This works legitimately with Gmail's feature to Send mail as: (Use Gmail to send from your ...
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Birthday calendar notification

When filling up contacts in google I normally enter the birthday as well. This information is then displayed in a Read-Only-Calendar in Google-Calendar. So far I do not see any way to get ...
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How to enable desktop notifications for Gmail

I'm using Gmail. I'd like to receive desktop notification for every new email. How can I receive these notifications?
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How to disable irrelevant Facebook notifications?

I get too many irrelevant Facebook notifications from friends of the activities which do not involve me at all. This include status updates, posting pictures, sometime comment replies and what not. I ...
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How to disable “ [member] asked to join [group]” Facebook notifications?

When you are admin of a Facebook group, you have to approve each member that wants to enter the group. In addition, you are notified every time someone asks for approval. If you are admin of a large ...
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How to see the message that I sent while sharing the Google Docs

I shared a Google Docs with few of my contacts. While sharing the file, I had an option to send a message. I added a message but I want to check what I sent. How can I see that message?
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How to receive a notification when someone edits my project's GitHub wiki

I own a GitHub organisation and project. Unknown people (out of the organization) sometimes edit my project's wiki, which is cool. How can I receive a notification when someone edits my project's ...
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Facebook notification: “XYZ downloaded a photo of you”

I am a bit surprised by this screenshot I have just found on the Internet: Is it fake? This discussion seems to imply that there is no such notification. Would be surprising but never know what ...
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Enable automatic notifications to multiple users in Google Docs?

If you are collaborating between multiple users, how do you enable Google Docs to send automatic notifications to all users when a document is added / modified or removed?
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Facebook friend status update notification

Since Facebook allowed users to "subscribe" to other users, I receive a notification when certain friends update his or her status. I've checked the subscription settings of these friends, and I don't ...
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Disable Gmail delete confirmation

When I delete email from my sent items, or any other view, Gmail asks for my confirmation to delete mail. Is there any way to I can turn this confirmation off? Any browser add-on (Greasemonkey ...
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Set up Trello notifications to email you when task or event is due

Can Trello notifications be used as task or event reminders? Can you use Trello for active scheduling? As far as I can see you can enter the due date "due mm/dd/yy" but thats it! You have to look ...
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How to get a notification when a webpage is updated? [closed]

I have to monitor a page for changes, but the page has no feeds. I was using Yahoo Pipes to generate a RSS for pages like that. But it is too cumbersome just to check if the main HTML checksum has ...
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What options or tools can I use to have Gmail notify me on receipt of a very important message?

I am eagerly awaiting an important-to-me email notification. I currently have a filter set in Gmail to trap this message and flag it as important, never send it to spam, keep it in the inbox, and ...
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Task alerts ala Outlook with Google Calendar/Chrome?

The only feature I miss from Outlook after we made the switch to Google Apps at work is the alarm popup that arose when you programmed it. Outlook had lots of options when programming the alarm or ...
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Stop notification for certain tweet?

Whenever I log into Twitter, I often see notifications for a mildly popular tweet I made a while ago. It's rather annoying to see that someone Retweeted or Liked something I don't care about anymore. ...
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Limit Medium email notifications to people I follow

Is there a way to get email updates when people I follow on Medium write new posts, but not get any other email spam? This seems like such a basic feature and yet the closest option in subscription ...
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When will access to the read-only Trello API become available for external access? [closed]

While the initial feature set of Trello is impressive, there is one feature that is missing that is keeping me from being able to use this with one of my primary clients: Configurable email ...
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Sending an Outlook invitation from Gmail

Someone asked me to send them an Outlook invitation. I'm not on Outlook and don't want to set up an email account just to send them an invitation. Is there a way to send an Outlook invitation from ...
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Instant notification for RSS feed?

I have an RSS feed I'm monitoring for changes. Is there some web service that provides a way to be notified by email immediately** when a new post is added? ** When I say immediately, I mean within 1 ...
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Will being mentioned in a card through an @ message notify all members assigned to the card?

The goal is to be able to notify attorneys in real time that they are needed in a certain courtroom. The hope is that this can eventually be done through push notifications on iOS and Android (...
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Limiting the tab asterisk in Slack

I use Slack in my browser. Whenever anyone in any of the channels I have types a message (to me or in general), the asterisk is added. Is there a way to limit the asterisk appearing for messages ...
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Stop receiving GitHub notifications

I starred the JNA project a while ago. I unstarred it recently. For some reason I get notifications (on my account page and via email). I'm not sure why I started getting issue notifications since I ...
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How can I receive YouTube notifications again?

I was an active user on YouTube, and YouTube was sending me emails when somebody was posting a new comment or uploading a new video (where I was subscribed). Then, for about four months, I was ...
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Facebook keeps sending friend notifications despite settings set otherwise

While I am trying to surf, all of these Facebook notifications flood the right side of my screen one after the other. It freezes my computer and I have to wait until I can click one of the Xs on a ...
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Can't find YouTube notifications about comments

Now that signing in on YouTube is done through a Google account, I can't find my YouTube notifications about comments that I've received. Before signing in with a YouTube username, the notifications ...
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View past Gmail notifications?

The other day I logged onto Gmail I thought I saw a notification (the type that appears when you delete a convesation, etc) but I clicked away before I had a chance to read it. Any chance I can go ...
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How do I get Trello to re-send my confirmation email?

I signed up, checked my spam filter, and cannot find the confirmation email anywhere. What do I do now?
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Receive updates of starred projects via email of commits on master branch

I've starred a project on GitHub. I'd like to receive via email notification of major updates of that project (basically commits on the master branch). I know there is the "Watch" options but I don't ...
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Receive a notification when a friend appears online in Facebook chat

Recently, I've been wondering about the possibility of receiving a notification when a friend comes online in Facebook chat. After a bit of googling, I've found http://www.gmarjil.com/ and http://...
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Google Drive notifications on edits

Is it possible to configure Google Drive to notify me by email to my Gmail account when someone else edits a shared document of which I'm owner? Note: I think I can be notified when someone else adds ...

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