visible / "stay-in-front" message notifications=

Eion Robb eion at
Thu Nov 30 17:01:37 EST 2017

Hi Kristian,

You might want to have a look at 'headline' messages in XMPP as it sounds
like exactly what you're trying to achieve.
In Pidgin, these open as a new popup, outside of any conversation window,
that don't disappear without the user closing them.


On 30 November 2017 at 20:31, Kristian Rink <kawazu428 at> wrote:

> Folks;
> we're using XMPP and various clients (Windows, Linux, Android, iOS) in a
> mid-sized company for internal communication and have one use case so far
> left unresolved: We want to establish certain channels to send out messages
> to each and every user and make sure they are seen *under all
> circumstances*. Best solution for this would be to, like, pop up a dialog
> or message window centered on the screen, focussed and in front of all
> windows so to make sure the incoming message doesn't go unnoticed.
> Right now we're using pidgin on the Windows desktop, conference chats and
> see loads of users complain that this process doesn't really work -
> messages in the group chats either go completely unnoticed or end up in a
> "blinking system tray" icon no one cares about. Is it possible to make such
> notifications more "massive" and persistent - i.o.w. also not just a
> toast-like popup that automatically disappears after n seconds?
> TIA and all the best,
> Kristian
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