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Would it be much uglier to make it at least twice as big?

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Why do you care about the number itself? I usually just understand that I have "some" notifications, and click it. No need to be able to read the particular number. – Andreas Bonini Jan 2 '11 at 12:57
I wasn't really referring to the number itself actually, but rather the balloon (it's too small). The number is readable. – Tshepang Jan 2 '11 at 13:12

Actually, I would agree that this indicator is a little small, especially on iDevices. On the iPad, for example, I have to scroll in to tap it and then scroll out to see the inbox.

The iOS devices can be laggy at times and if I tap the text in the Super Multi Collider before the page is completely loaded, it takes me to I want to see my inbox, so I zoom in all the way, tap the balloon and then zoom out. That's inconvenient.

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