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A very nice feature for stackoverflow (and other StackExchange sites) would be to indicate the number of notifications (if any) in the browser tab like seen on facebook:

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Of course that would require automatic update if content has changed, some kind of 'push-notification' which would be a nice feature as well.

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That already happens when on the homepage/new questions lists and new questions come in. Can't see how your request can be accommodated... the one exception is Stack Overflow. –  Oded Jul 17 '12 at 19:52
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@Oded: For example, (Q|I|N) Stack Overflow, where Q is the number of new questions, I the number of inbox items and N the number of notifications. –  Dennis Jul 17 '12 at 19:57
    
Unless, @Oded, Does the X questions with new activity feature have to change the page title? is implemented first :-) –  Arjan Jul 17 '12 at 19:58
    
@Arjan - You mean un-implemented ? –  Oded Jul 17 '12 at 19:59
    
@Oded, yeah, well, if the feature request is implemented then the notification is un-implemented indeed. –  Arjan Jul 17 '12 at 19:59
    
I've up-voted this, because I agree it would be useful, but I will admit I hesitated. Only because there are so many other more important bugs / features to work on. –  Aaron Bertrand Jul 17 '12 at 20:23
    
This would be great with HTML5 Browser Push notifications –  JoePasq Apr 18 at 13:24

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You might like the StackAlert extension for Google Chrome, which does this in a little icon off to the edge of your screen:

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