The big difference between watching and starring a project comes down to notifications.
If you are watching a repository, you will receive notifications for all discussions — project issues, pull requests, comments on commits and any other comments. If you’re not watching a repo you’ll just receive notification for the discussions you participate in.
You can disable the notifications on your phone (at least on Android) but you cannot on the website. I found this Google Group post where a Google Community Manager actually replied with:
I can understand where you're coming from and will pass the feature
I usually ignore the notifications and sometimes appreciate the
Go to GitHub settings
You'll see this:
☑ Automatically watch repositoiries
When you’re given push access to a repository, automatically receive notifications for it.
If you uncheck or untick that box you should now have to manually watch repositories that are added by your joined organisation if they've also given you push ...
Unfortunately, this is a little bit hidden in the current UI. Here's how you enable desktop notifications:
Go to a board
Scroll to the bottom of the "Activity" widget (lower right)
Click "Allow Notifications"
This setting is per-browser (so you'll need to re-enable it if you use a different computer), and only works in Chrome.
If you don't see that link, ...
Never mind, I finally found the setting.
Press the Facebook logo to the Facebook Home page.
On the left-hand side, under Lists, press Close Friends. You may need to press More first.
In the top-right corner, press the Notifications button and select Off.
So they hid the option in a place that usually never contains options. How ever so intuitive... </...
You have to turn Desktop Notifications on for new emails from your Gmail Settings.
From https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1075549?hl=en :
Turn desktop notifications on or off
In the top-right corner, click the gear icon Settings.
Scroll down to the Desktop Notifications section (stay in the "General" tab).
In order to search for those messages, you need to make the following selection before sending the message:
Afterwards you can search for the following:
in:sent "(via Google Docs)"
If you didn't tick the send a copy to myself box, there's no way of retrieving those messages. All messages are being send in the background via this e-mail adres:
Currently, Trello will send you an email notification if
You were added to a card
You were invited to something
A card you were assigned to changed
The default setting is to email you a collection of unread notifications about every hour. You can change how frequently you receive email notifications at https://trello.com/your/account
It's there but is a little hidden. Log in to your Gmail mailbox, scroll to the very bottom of the page and find the "details" button. Click on it and then in the pop-up window change "Alert preference: Show an alert for unusual activity".
This is possible as well without an applet like in the other answer.
You can only set up notifications for yourself. You won’t get notifications when you make changes on your spreadsheet, but you’ll get notifications when others make changes.
On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
At the top, click Tools ￼> Notification rules.
In the window ...
This is a common misunderstanding of the way Trello notifications work, not a bug. We only notify you on stuff you don't see. So if you keep a browser window open with Trello on it, you won't get notifications (for now).
Subscriptions to boards and cards, which is forthcoming, should address the need for email notification on new actions. For now, ...
I got this notification in GMail, while on Google Plus I got a notification those contacts added me back.
It is possibile that this is a new notification type previous versions of the notification counter didn't have support for, and thus "did something" is what they fall back onto.
The instructions at http://www.tekgrl.com/accepting-google-calendar-invites-to-a-non-gmail-account/ worked for me, taking into the account the comments at the end. Here's a summary:
Google has finally fixed this, all you have to do is enable a setting in your Google Calendar to be able to respond to any calendar invite sent to any of your Gmail alternate ...
It looks like Facebook has done another update so everyone gets more notifications. This thread on the Facebook forum has a couple of solutions suggested, this one seems to have the most love:
Go to the top of your screen and click the little globe symobol where
you can view your recent notifications. Hover over one of the them on
the top left and ...
I think you'll find that Google Calendar sends the reminder to the Google account that owns the calendar.
So if you make a Google account (e.g., with a product like Blogger) that has an account name that looks like a non-Google email address (e.g., email@example.com) and an associated primary email address which is that address, then reminders for events set ...
I'm also a bit worried about this. I assume these notifications simply don't exist, because I can't find any proof it does.
But it's not really nice to see this when you just downloaded someone else's photo to get a bit closer look at something in the background.
If these notifications do happen, then someone is going to think I am a big creep. O man.
I think that you only have to have the project watched. It should send you notifications when anything such as issues and the WIKI are updated.
As the updated question states, watching does not give you updates on the Wiki.
However, this question has been asked on StackOverflow: How can you track or be notified of changes to GitHub wikis? A couple ...
No, unless they still have the document open in a tab. If it is open then they will get a notification that says that their permission settings have changed and it forces them to reload. If it is closed then they won't see it unless they go looking for that particular document and can't find it.
No, in Gmail web client you can't have a filter or particular message generate a Hangouts message or a desktop notification specific to that particular message.
In the Gmail Android app you can assign ringtones to labels. I've taken the steps below from this Google help article. I've used this combined with a filter to automatically assign the label to the ...
Currently you can't set up email or Medium notifications for new posts published by a user or publication. They do send however push notifications (iOS and Android) when a user you're following publishes a story.
What you can do instead is to create email alerts based on publication's or user's RSS feed. To do that, grab the user's RSS using this link: ...
If they are on your "Close Friends" list then by default you will be notified whenever they post. To turn that off, click on "Close Friends" in the left sidebar (if it is not there then click "More" next to "Lists" and then click "Close Friends"). Then click on "Notifications" at the top and choose "Off". Of course you could also remove the person from ...
A few things you can try:
Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=[PAGE-ID]&sk=yoursettings Replace [PAGE-ID] with the ID of the page you're getting updates from. Make sure both of the check boxes on this page are not checked. (They are checked by default).
You should also visit https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=notifications§ion=Pages&...
Go to calendar.google.com, hover over the calendar that you got that notification from in the side bar, click the down arrow, and then select "Edit Notifications". You can then select/deselect the notifications you wish to be e-mailed for. "Canceled Event" seems to be the notification that you received.
Alternately, you can go to Settings > Calendars to ...
The Trello Glossary currently says, for Due Dates:
You can add or change a due date for a card by entering 'due mm/dd/[yy]yy' as a comment. A badge with the due date will appear on cards. A yellow badge means it's due tomorrow. A red badge means it's past due.
So, at least the overdue ones should stand out.
The Trello Development Board currently has ...
If the user is in the same organization as you and the board is part of that organization, you can automatically add them to the board:
Click the Add Members button and they will be listed under the
current members section.
Click a user and select Add to board.
They will get added immediately, without going through the email / accept process.