I don' t understand how zulip notifications works. I would like to get desktop notification + the counter only on channels I talked into. Is this possible?
It doesn't completely solve it, but I've unsubscribed from most streams, disabled notifications and just quickly scroll through the topics I'm not interested in. I sometimes keep a pinned Zulip tab in my browser.
Given that I don't know yet which channels I'm really interested in, unsubscribing isn't really an option.
I wrote a program to get desktop notifications for certain zulip events. Currently it only notifies on @mentions and alert words but you can change the code to also get notifications for other events. https://github.com/bjorn3/zulip-messages-rs Be aware that it seems to prevent email notifications from being sent though.
It looks like someone was working on an enhancement to be able to get notifications per-topic, which sounds useful (https://github.com/zulip/zulip/pull/14555). I sometimes temporarily enable notifications for a stream, but it is a hassle so I almost never do it.
Last updated: Oct 11 2021 at 22:34 UTC