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DarqUI Unified Notifications (DarqUI_Notify) is an optional background app that periodically checks your DarqUI and EQ2MAP installations for new file versions. It runs as a taskbar tray icon. You can add it to your Startup folder (recommended) or run the app directly. The notifier app only reports on the status of your files. You must still use the main utility to download new file versions.


Installing and Running DarqUI_Notify

Adding DarqUI_Notify to your Startup folder

Windows 7: If you are replacing an older version, remember to right-click and Exit the old tray icon before installing the new one. Navigate to Start >> All Programs >> Startup. Drop the app (make sure it is unzipped) into the folder. Double-click the icon now to start the app immediately, or restart your computer. If it cannot find your DarqUI folder, you will need to select it from the window that appears.

You can make sure the icon stays visible in the notification area by dragging it from the taskbar overflow onto the taskbar. Or go to Start >> Control Panel >> Appearance and Personalization >> Taskbar and Start Menu >> Customize icons on the taskbar >> Notification Area >> Customize. Choose "Show" from the choices for DarqUI_Notify.

Windows 8/8.1/10: If you are replacing an older version, remember to right-click and Exit the old tray icon before installing the new one. On your keyboard, press Windows + R (hold down the Windows Logo key and press R) and then type shell:startup in the Run window. This will open your Startup folder in File Explorer. Make sure the app is unzipped and drop it into this folder. Double-click the icon now to start the app immediately, or restart your computer. If it cannot find your DarqUI folder, you will need to select it from the window that appears.

You can make sure the icon stays visible in the notification area by dragging it from the taskbar overflow onto the taskbar. Or go to Start >> Settings >> Personalization >> Taskbar >> Select which icons appear on the taskbar >> DarqUI Unified Notifications >> On.


Notifications

DarqUI_Notify conveys the status of your files by color:

Green or no color: All files are up to date. Any files that you have skipped are ignored.
Amber: At least one file has a new version. Mouse over the tray icon for a status tooltip.
Red: There was an error checking for updates.
Gray: An update check is pending.
Purple: Startup, normal background operation.

When you run the app (or restart your computer with the app in Startup), it schedules a file check within one minute of starting up. After that, your files are checked about every 12 hours. Checking for updates with the DarqUI Unified Utility will sync the notifier within a few seconds after closing the utility. If your computer is asleep when an automatic file check is scheduled to occur, it will be performed a short time after the computer wakes up.

If your computer takes a while to connect to the Internet when starting up, the first update check may fail (red icon). Check the delayed startup box on the Settings window to add another minute to the startup delay. This will also suspend the app for a slightly longer time when returning from sleep or hibernate.


Settings

Right-click the tray icon to open the Settings window. Here you can adjust the location of the DarqUI custom folder, schedule a manual file check and view the current status and next check times. You can also optionally specify locations for the DarqUI Unified Utility and the EverQuest II LaunchPad. After you pick the locations for these programs, you can launch them directly from the tray icon menu. Clicking Exit will close the DarqUI_Notify app, but will not remove it from the Startup folder.


"Did you know" tips

Each time DarqUI_Notify checks for updates, the app offers a helpful suggestion or other bit of advice about a DarqUI feature. To see the current tip again, click the tray icon. Mouse over the tip window to keep it open. You can turn off the tip feature from the Settings window.


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