Want to have Wave as a standalone application, with a badge that reflects the number of unread waves?
Follow these steps:
- Download the excellent Fluid.app
Run it and create a new application like this:
Download the icon I used here and make sure to select it in the appropriate dialog dropdown.
- Launch the application. When Wave loads for the first time, it’ll think you’re using an unsupported browser. This is not true, since Fluid.app is Webkit-based. Disregard this message and press continue. Google will remember this setting.
To get the badge count functionality, I developed this userscript. Unzip it, go to the Google Wave applications, find the plugins menu and click Browser Usersripts Folder. Drop the file there and then make sure it’s enabled.
One last useful setting for any Fluid.app you create is to make sure it doesn’t unload the website when you press
⌘ + W. Make sure
only hides the windowis checked: