Out-of-the-box Discourse enables “title” notifications, this feature will “re-write” the browser title to denote how many new items your current page has.
User may opt to receive “favicon” notifications by selecting
Show new / updated topic count on browser icon in user profile, when this is selected the notifications will be super-imposed on the browser icon.
This feature operates in 2 modes:
First mode is if you are watching topic list.
Or in the icon mode:
in topic list you should expect that the count in the blue box will always match the count in the title or icon.
Second mode is for watching a topic
By placing your tab on a topic page and then kicking tab to the background, we will start counting all new posts in the topic.
As soon as topic gains focus the count will go down to 0
Feature use cases:
- Quickly tell if someone posted something new on a particular topic.
- Quickly tell if you have new or unread posts on a category.
- Quickly tell if there has been any new activity in the site since you last looked.
- Unlike unread notifications this feature can be tapped by anonymous users and allows very high fidelity of notifications.