Changing ‘new message’ indicator color

Recently I got annoyed by the fact, that the messaging indicator on Unity’s panel is dark-blue. Although it is perfectly elegant, and is very consistent within the whole system (the same color expresses any other form of urgency), I found it difficult to notice whether it is lit up from a greater distance, say – 10 meters from the screen. As I like to wander around in my flat, I would prefer that color to be more vivid, loud.

Surprisingly, I’ve come up with a amazingly simple solution, that quickly led me to this result:

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The very first post on a blog is usually either an introduction of the writer, or a note stating that the site is under construction.

Mine is going to be neither.

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