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UPDATE - October 28th, 2014
This should now work better with the new navigation bar, including rotane's style to move things around up there. Install from the location down below :)

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UPDATE - November 4th, 2011
This seems to put the icon under the top bar in Chrome. Not sure why, but I'll try to figure it out later.

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UPDATE - August 10th, 2011
I made this script work a bit faster, so the time between the group messages icon showing up and fading in to 100 percent opacity is quicker. Install from the same links below to update.

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UPDATE
The hovering version was made a lot better by Roamn, who gave me some code to keep it from opening and closing over and over.

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UPDATE
I had a typo on the "Correspondances" tooltip when you hover over that icon, so I've updated it to fix that. Minor correction to fix a typo, but it's been updated as of Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

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Intro
You all may remember my old group messages script that would let you see all the messages in your groups, but that sort of broke when Firefox 4 was released. And it was just a messy script and didn't always work.

Well this is my update to that script, and it works pretty much the same way, without all the hassle that the other script had :D

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How it works
So as you can see from the screenshot, this will put in a :groups: icon at the top of your page telling you how many group messages you have. Group messages are counted as either notifications (notes or forum threads or whatever) or correspondence items (deviations or affiliates and things). It doesn't count comments, but you can still see any comments you have by just opening the menu up.

Then you can click (or hover) on the icon to open the menu you see in the screenshot. It will list all of your groups, and what message types each group has. This saves you from checking each group folder in your message centre manually to see the messages.

Then you can click on the groups listed there to be taken right to that group folder in your message centre so you can take care of the messages you may have.



If you don't have any messages, or you have any activity messages, the number will be lighter and smaller (since those aren't as important), but if you have any correspondence items, notices, or comments, the number will be white and bold, so you can easily see it.

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IMPORTANT - Please read
This script has a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, it may list more things than just your groups. If you have a custom folder you made that could be the name of a group, then it will be listed there (but still accurately say each number of correspondence, notices, comments, and activity). But if your custom folder name has a space in it, any special characters other than - or even a - at the start or end of the folder name, then it won't show up. So you may need to edit your folders and give them a name a group couldn't have. For example, I had a "llamas" custom folder (I was curious to see how many I got and from who years ago) but that would show up in the menu. So I made a new folder, named it "llamas-" (with the - at the end) and then moved all the messages in my old llamas folder to this new llamas- folder and deleted the llamas folder.

The group icon will slide in as soon as the script loads (as you know, user scripts load slightly after the page loads) but it will be partially transparent until it fetches all of your group messages, at which time it will fade up to 100 percent opacity. I had a version that wouldn't do anything, and then once it was all ready, it would pop in, but it was slightly distracting to have it pop in so late after the page loaded. So you won't be able to click (or hover) anything until the group icon is totally opaque. I've had a few times where it never became fully opaque, but a page reload fixed that.

When you hover over each group, you'll see it's a link to your group's folder. Most of the time. The way the HTML structure is, I wasn't able to make the whole "blue hover area" a link, so it's mostly just the group title and each type of message that is a link. But clicking anywhere on it will bring you to your group folder, so don't worry. You just may not be able to open the link in a new tab, depending on where you are hovering. And, this will act funny and open two tabs to your group message centre if you click the a href while in the chat rooms, but I don't expect many people will find that a problem, and I don't really want to fix that :slow:

Of course, this won't do much if you don't have group folders in your message centre (meaning you aren't an admin of any group) so don't install this unless you're an admin of any groups :B

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To install


This works in both Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome. Although if you use Chrome, you may want to check out this other extension, which adds a lot more functionality to messages in general.

If you want a version where you need to click on the group icon to open up the menu, then click or copy/paste here:

http://99.82.246.199/code/group_notifier-final.user.js



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As always, let me know how you like this, and if you have any suggestions or problems :)


tl;dr: Eh, read it anyway :B
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-09
Group Notifier by `electricjonny
CATEGORY: deviantART Related / deviantART Skins & Scripts / Browser Scripts and Extensions:
The suggester states, "This is what you needed to stay up to date with your groups. Now that you know, Download it."
Works with Firefox© 4 and Chrome©! For those of us who have our Groups maxed out (3 for non-subscribers and 10 for those with Premium Memberships) this script is a time saver! ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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Felizias Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm doing something wrong. :P It's not working for me at all.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yikes, sorry about that, I had my old site URL for the download link.  Try it from here, 99.82.246.199/code/group_notif… BUT, if you have the new beta navigation, you should install the one listed here, sta.sh/020gyfds9j30 (it might be a tad buggy as dA changes and modifies the new navigation, but it should work, mostly).

Let me know if that works for you :)
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Felizias Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I have a second placeholder for group messages now though. :lol: (I am admin of 3 groups right now.)
I installed the one you linked in your sta.sh but... :hmm:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So you have the old or new navigation?  And yeah, I'd uninstall this script and reinstall it from scratch, either the one for beta or normal.
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Felizias Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the new one. So I should install the one for beta, right?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup :)
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
it no longer works properly now :(
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, there's a bug where it will show up twice (the icon), but clicking the right-most one will still display the overall group messages.  I may be able to fix it (so there's not two icons), but not sure when.
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PokemonRulesPikaa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you tell me how to make a group?, <3
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your best bet is to visit makeagroup.deviantart.com/ :)
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PokemonRulesPikaa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u <3
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winehaus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Jonny, I'm in love with this extension but I can't seem to be able to re-install it into Chrome. :shakefist:

All I get is a message saying I can't add extensions to Chrome and there's no option to save it anywhere. :confused:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:confused:

I am not a fan of Chrome, so I don't know much about it.

But I do remember something about Chrome not allowing scripts from not-the play store, so that may be the cause here. Try to download the scripts, then install them from the extensions page. Directly. Open the extension page, then drag/drop the script from there.
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winehaus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is what I normally do, but I'm not sure how to download the script. :o
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it's quite simple. Just download the script and install? :slow:
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winehaus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Oh. :slow: I thought it wasn't downloading.
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Silvolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great, just what I needed!! Thank you!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :D
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Silvolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not quite sure how to get it to work though. I'm using Firefox. I got it to work but then I surfed away from the page and when I came back, it had gone. I can't get it to stay.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not all scripts work right when you hit back on your browser. Try refreshing the page to see if it works again?
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Silvolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I probably pasted the script in the wrong place. I put it in Tools - Web Developer - Web Console on Firefox. I'm not familiar with how to use scripts. How do you do it?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, do you have the Greasemonkey extension? Get that and then restart the browser. Then paste this into a new tab and it should prompt you to install it: http://electricjonny.com/code/group_notifier-final.user.js
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Silvolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I got Greasemonkey just now and installed the script. It works fine! Thank you!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it's working :nod:
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Unamusedsharkie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Man I forgot to comment on this when I started using it, but its a life saver :)
A few days ago when the Monster design notice appeared on the top bar it stopped working, but I uninstalled it and put it back and now it works.
:lol: Wonderful job, DD well deserved and very useful :heart:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh yeah, I updated this to work correctly here now. I take it you like it? :)
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Unamusedsharkie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
One of my favorite scripts, man :) Keep up the great work and a big thanks!!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Will do :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this so much! It's wonderful :love: I felt quite blind when the click to get the menu stopped working but when I installed the hover one it worked again - not sure why but well.. that's just me lol.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, heh, if you noticed, the my.deviantart.com/messages/ URL has changed to www.deviantart.com/messages. That slight sub domain change made this script not function anymore.

Luckily it was an easy task to fix it and I've updated the script links here so that they work now, both the click and hover versions. So whichever you had been using, you can simply click the right link, install, and it will update things and work again :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yes that would do it - I hadn't noticed but then I don't normally look at such things lol

I'm glad it was an easy fix for you - keeping scripts like this up to date can't always be easy with all the visible changes happening here lately. So my idea of trying the other one to see if that also had the issue made me download the updated version - neat as I find I actually prefer it :D

Thanks so much :heart:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, well whichever version you prefer, I'm happy you like it :love:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Like?? lol no - I LOVE it :heart: :love: :heart:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am glad :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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LifeIsNothingButHell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
I wont let me download it on Chrome. Yes I did go to the other link and download that as well.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Chrome recently changed things, and to install *.user.js scripts, you have to download the file to your computer, then open the extensions page in Chrome, and drag the script onto the extension page, or it will refuse to install.
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pikadudeno1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This script depends on an element that matches the selector .mi[href="[link]"], but it apparently doesn't exist anymore. Worse, the script displays a misleading 0 instead of something like "???" to deal with this.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Huh, it seems to show up for me :confused: At least when there's a group message. This script seems to work properly for me, not sure why it's not for you.
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pikadudeno1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It shows up for me, and the individual message counts are correct, but it will always display "0" as the total.

Attempt #2 at posting that selector: .mi[href="http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#view=groups"]

Try that selector yourself - open a console (Ctrl+Shift+K in Firefox) and give it to $ or document.querySelector.
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Charyu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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RandyPandy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! Thank you for making this, it's a real life-saver for me. ^^
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, I'm glad you like it :)
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RandyPandy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, by the way, I'm having an interesting bug with this.

If I try to upload something onto dA while this script is active, it gives me the following error message.

[link]

Just disabling the Group Notifier for the brief amount of time I need to upload something onto dA fixes it. **shrug** But it starts again when I reenable it.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I've seen that error before. Never figured out which script of mine caused it though :slow:

I guess you can just disable it on the submit page. Not sure what could cause that error in the script.
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RandyPandy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, okay. xD

Yeah, that's what I do. xD
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Emotional-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for this. I've been looking for something like this for a while. :meow:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it :)
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Emotional-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist
It's great. Solved my 'search through all my groups to find one notification' irritation. I favourited and will recommend it to the cofounders of some of my groups to make their sorting easier as well. Thank you for developing this. :meow:
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