PrivateMessageAlert tells you when a private chat is updated (and you're not focused on the chat tab) by adding a blinking message to the tab name informing who messaged you.


Add the following to your wiki's MediaWiki:Chat.js or your personal chat.js.

importScriptPage('MediaWiki:PrivateMessageAlert/code.js', 'dev');

Or if you already have an importArticles call you can add this:

    type: "script",
    articles: [
        // Other scripts...
        // ...


All variables are stored in the PrivateMessageAlert object, which must be defined before the importArticles statement.

This can be a string or an array of publicly available, valid mp3/ogg/wav files.
This overrides the translations for your own text to display on the title (and desktop notifications). It replaces $1 with the user who messaged you.
Boolean that defines if the script should display desktop notifications. It will still ask for permission to show them the first time you run the script, so it should be ok to have this set wiki-wide.
By default, the script won't do anything if you're viewing the document. This changes it so you still get a notification if you're focused on the window.


var PrivateMessageAlert = {
    beepSound: '',
//  beepSound: ['', ''],
    message: '$1 sent you a message!',
    notifications: true,
    alertWhileFocused: true
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on FANDOM
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.

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