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Related: Feed for global inbox


I spend a lot of time in chat these days, and only pop over to a site when I have a question, or see something in the feed reader that I want to answer. This sometimes causes my inbox to have lots of replys that I would have liked to see earlier. I don't usually pop out of the chat screen, using the handy sidebar to navigate to different rooms.

Please add a way to access the SE Global Inbox from the chat screen.

  • Came to meta to post this, found this. I completely agree that this would be awesome to have. – DForck42 Sep 27 '11 at 15:39
  • Popped over to suggest this exactly, and found it already existing. It's a great idea and I'd love to see a lot more support for it! – Iszi Nov 26 '11 at 17:57
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    @TomWijsman I'd say the main difference is that I don't want it to refresh, at least not nearly that often. Once an hour would be Ok. – C. Ross Nov 26 '11 at 19:05
  • @CRoss: Isn't your mail inbox sufficient for this? You can let it mail inbox messages in a 3 hours interval. – Tamara Wijsman Nov 26 '11 at 19:10
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    @TomWijsman I'd rather not get yet another e-mail (or five to ten) every day. – C. Ross Nov 26 '11 at 20:15
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    I would like to register my support for this as well, if for nothing more than to bump it. – Kevin Feb 2 '12 at 15:19
  • Really? Still nothing? – Kevin Feb 8 '12 at 16:17
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Alternatively, if you wish to have this a bit more integrated with the chat interface, you might be interested in:

ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat!

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This screenshot is slightly out of date, as it now also displays the item body.

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With the advent of API 2.0 we can all use George Edison's StackAlert app to watch the inbox while we're in chat. I know I am!

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I also recently made a userscript that can help here, it adds a full top bar to chat rooms:

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With realtime notifications and functional dropdowns:

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And optional chat theme matching:

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There already is a way to access global inbox from chat; the global inbox is accessible from all non-chatroom pages in chat:

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    Thanks for the answer Jeff, but I really don't spend much time on the non-chatroom pages in chat. I'll update the question to reflect that. – C. Ross Feb 2 '12 at 20:55
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    That doesn't help when I'm in a chatroom, and I'd still have to refresh it frequently. – Kevin Feb 2 '12 at 20:56

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