Receive mail, wake screen

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Just out of curiosity is it possible to get a Mac OS to wake the screen when e-mail is received? In Thunderbird, the dock icon gets a little flag on it (I think that's called "badging the app icon"), but it would be nice to just wake the screen.
 
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You only want this to happen when the machine is in "Sleep" mode, correct? I also use Thunderbird, but I do not have it in my dock (its icon, along with ones for Firefox, Chrome and Opera are in a folder on my desktop entitled "Internet Apps").

But it's an interesting idea. Did you look in the forums on the site for Thunderbird and/or do a google search for such a concept?
 
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My Mac is never really in sleep mode. But I do have the Energy Saver set to put the display to sleep every five minutes. If the display is asleep when mail comes, I can't see the app icon get "badged". Yeah, I'll take it to the TB forums.
 
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OK, if I set notifications properly, when I get an e-mail and my screen is asleep, a you-have-e-mail notification banner pops up in the upper right hand corner. That would be nice, but the banner disappears in a few seconds. Now I *can* adjust the length of time those banners hang around, but I don't want it to be ridiculously long, because when I'm using my screen, I don't want these notification banners cluttering it up.

So I guess another way of asking the question is whether you can set it up so a "notification" awakens the display.
 

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