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Native HTML5 Notifications don't seem to work?

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Native HTML5 Notifications don't seem to work?

Hi there,

I have made various tests with the GNotifier addon.
- When I use an installed version of Firefox -> the notifications are native.
On Win10 TP it will add a new entry in the "New notifications" panel with "E7CF176E110C211B" as the app name.
- When I use the PortableApps version, and the same profile -> it will show the notification using the built-in popup.

Also, I seem to have the same exact issue with Thunderbird by the way.

My question is:
Is this a 'normal' behavior, like, Firefox needs to 'register' something with the OS in order for this to work, or is it a plugin issue ?

I am using this to test the notifications:


Last seen: 9 years 3 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-07-17 05:23
Native desktop notifications using GNotifier on PortableApps fix

I managed to get the notifications work by tweaking the registry.

I used the following .reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Firefox"="E7CF176E110C211B"

"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Thunderbird"="8216C80C92C4E828"

There are a lot of AppModelID that I don't know so I put "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" instead.
To test various configurations, I also removed the registry keys using the [-HKLM] lines that I put at the top of the file.

That's how I noticed that the TaskbarIds both the entries in HKLM and all the ones in Wow6432nodes as well were useless.
That's also how I discovered that Cyberfox was not using its own entry from /software/8pecxstudios/cyberfox but was instead using the regular Firefox one. Weird.

Hope that helps Biggrin

John T. Haller
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Worked Here

I just tested it under Windows 8.1 using Firefox Portable 37.0.1. Firefox 37.0.1 is installed locally and not running. The above test worked with Firefox Portable 37.0.1. I did the same test on Windows XP and Windows 7 which don't have Firefox installed. It worked properly in both locations as well.

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