In the hallowed tradition of unread item counts on your Gmail and Google Reader favicons in Firefox, user script developer Peter Wooley offers the same for Google Voice users. If you’ve got the Greasemonkey add-on installed, grab the GVoice Favicon Alerts script to hook this up. You can also faviconize and permatab your Voice tab with this script enabled as detailed here. (Yes, faviconize and permatab are now verbs.) I haven’t put together a Better Google Voice add-on (yet?), but if I ever do, this will be the first script in it. Do you use any other Greasemonkey scripts to make Google Voice’s web interface better? Post ’em up in the comments. If there are enough quality scripts, I’ll start asking the authors for permission to include them in a compiled Better GVoice add-on.
The number counts in the favicons never work for me in Reader or Gmail, but I guess it makes sense to extend the theoretical functionality to GVoice as well. I just wish it worked.
Haha, perfect timing, I just tweeted about this:
Also, is there a reason you use Permatab over the Tab Mix Plus “protect tab” option? I’m guessing TMP loses because it puts an exclamation mark over the favicon, but I wasn’t sure if there were other reasons.
Looking forward to the Better GVoice add-on!
And for those (like me) who prefer Shaun Inman’s Feever (feedafever.com), I modified the Peter Wooley’s Google Reader script to add numbers to Fever’s icon as well:
I echo Mike Cerm’s comment “The number counts in the favicons never work for me in Reader or Gmail, but I guess it makes sense to extend the theoretical functionality to GVoice as well. I just wish it worked.”
Hey y’all: if you’re having problems with Gmail unread counts, this is the mailing list thread to participate in.