Update: The program has not been updated for quite some time and it appears that it is not working properly anymore because of this. We have removed the link as a consequence.
The Chrome extensions should work in Chromium-based browsers like Opera or Vivaldi as well. Update end
Facebook users who want to check their Facebook account for new messages, pokes, friend requests or invites usually have to go to the Facebook website and login there to see the Facebook status updates.
Nowadays, they can use apps installed on mobile devices to do the same thing.
This means that they may sometimes visit Facebook to find out that there are not any new messages. A Facebook status update notifier makes those visits a thing of the past.
It can also be helpful if you cannot log in to Facebook using your web browser or mobile application of choice for whatever reason.
The software program for the Windows operating system will display Facebook status updates right on the Windows desktop. It uses a semi-transparent window to display the unread messages, pokes, friend requests and invites.
The main application window offers additional options. It is from here for instance possible to update the Facebook status, look at personal information or see a summary of Facebook status notifications (which distinguishes between event and group invites which the transparent window does not).
The Facebook status notifier uses roughly 1.5 Megabytes with the transparent window open and the main application window minimized in the system tray. The software program requires the Microsoft .net Framework (not mentioned which version). It can be downloaded from the Google Code project website.
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