Is there a Gnome-like messaging menu for Windows?

K Mengi March 23, 2011
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Is there any messaging integrated menu for Windows such as there is a Gnome messaging menu for Linux? It’s so beautifully integrated in desktop itself.

  1. Jessica Cam W.
    March 28, 2011 at 2:34 am

    The only thing I can think of that comes closest to the experience you get in Ubuntu, is using third-party applications, like Digsby. With it, you can change your status in many chat networks from the system tray and receive notifications in the taskbar. That's probably all there is for Windows right now.

  2. Tina
    March 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    K Mengi,

    did you find the kind of tool you were looking for? Please let us know in case you came across something that none of us could think of. Thank you!

  3. Anonymous
    March 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Hi
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  4. Josh Fox
    March 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I haven't found anything that does this in Windows. It's just one of those things that's Linux only that Windows will probably never support out of the box and 3rd party applications that do the same thing will probably just slow down the computer drastically, like with multiple desktops.

    I was thinking there might have been something made for Adobe Air, but it looks like I was wrong. Probably the closest you'll get is to put something into the Windows Sidebar if you use it. Yahoo Messenger has a Sidebar widget, and I think AIM might too.