MX610-notification for Pidgin 0.5

Informs you about new/unread messages with your mouse's IM-led.
MX610-notification for Pidgin - MX610-notification's preferences window
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MX610-notification for Pidgin informs you about new/unread messages with your mouse's IM-led and raises the conversation window with a press of the IM-button.

There are four types of notifications:

* Normal - Lights continuously, fade in and out
* Pulse - Pulsing, fades in and out continuously
* Flash - Flashing
* Instant on/off - Lights continuously, doesn't fade

You must have hiddev-support enabled in your kernel, and read-write-permissions for the user running Pidgin to that hiddev-devicefile for this plugin to work. Latest version works with Pidgin 2.*.*.

Thanks to Brad Hards for great job hacking the mouse and sharing us the information he found out.


 * Unpack the package and move to the created directory
 * Edit Makefile (Shouldn't be necessary)
 * make
 * make install installs plugin to per-user ~/.purple/plugins -directory

If you want to install plugin system-wide for all users, just copy to /usr/lib/pidgin or /usr/lib64/pidgin, depending on your distro.

And yes, this only works with Linux.

last updated on:
September 15th, 2008, 13:04 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Simo Mattila
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MX610-notification for Pidgin - MX610 notification about unread/new messages on Pidgin
What's New in This Release:
  • First version for Pidgin
  • Unplugging mouse on the fly doesn't cause 100% cpu usage anymore (Thanks to Joe Flint)
  • If not connected to mouse, try to reconnect everytime a new message arrives (Thanks to Joe Flint)
  • 'Reset IM-led'-option removed, shouldn't be needed anymore.
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