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(Last Updated On: July 18, 2017)

IE does not offer the same Desktop Notifications as other browsers, but it does offer something similar with Pinned Sites. Once a site is pinned to the task bar, the Chat Portal can add a badge to the taskbar icon based on your Chat Portal’s Desktop Notification settings. Also, the taskbar icon will flash if the Chat Portal is not the window that has focus. This allows you to keep working on your Windows desktop while relying on the taskbar to alert you to new chats and messages.

Without badge:

With badge:

Pinning the Chat Portal takes seconds: after you have logged into the Chat Portal, click the icon to the left of the web address in One Box, or the tab for the website, or the Chat Portal’s icon on the New Tab page, and then drag it to the taskbar. That’s it. Once a the Chat Portal is pinned, it shows up as its own thumbnail, separate from Internet Explorer. Now all it takes is one click to open up the Chat Portal as well as helping alert you to those new chats.

The Pinned Site feature, and therefore the alerting/badging, is only available in IE9 and up as well as the MS Edge browser.

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Published January 21, 2016