I'm getting real tired of noticing new answers or comments to my questions hours after they were posted because I minimize StackOverflow and resumed working. According to this question's answers you're never going to implement instant email notifications, so could you at least give me a sound notification or desktop notification when new inbox items appear? You can even make it optional! Everybody wins.

This would literally just take a few minutes of coding to implement. You already have the events in place, and you've already set up desktop notifications for chat. Come to think of it, I could probably write a Tampermonkey script for this.

My point still stands though. Please consider this.

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    "I could probably write a Tampermonkey script for this." - Go right ahead and post it on Stack Apps! (There might already be something similar there though.) – Mat May 1 '13 at 5:38
  • Chime is a good extension that does this. Downside: Marks everything as read when it checks the inbox. – Manishearth May 1 '13 at 6:03