Webapps set the communication icon on blue when there are new tweets, messages, etc.

Is there a way to configure every how many minutes this is refreshed?


For Webapps

There is no easy GUI configuration to do this.

To set some the refresh delay you need to edit the file Twitter.user.js located under /usr/share/unity-webapps/userscripts/unity-webapps-twitter

Look for function : function messagingIndicatorSetup() { and introduce the time delay in it.

You can use




to set the time delay

For Gwibber

Open dash and search for "Broadcast Preferences" and open it.

and the bottom of the window you will find Update

Minutes between refresh: change it to desired refresh time.

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  • correct me if i'm wrong. but i think this applies to gwibber, not webapps. – dwaynemac Nov 10 '12 at 18:59
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    @dwaynemac You are right. Webapps twitter settings is different from gwibber though the both appear on messaging menu. Check the updated answer. – devav2 Nov 12 '12 at 5:26

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