Gmail Notifier Not Working? It’s because of HTTPS

I’ve encountered a simple, yet annoying problem when it comes to Google’s Gmail Notifier.  It turns out that if you select the option to always use HTTPS, then the notifier will not work.  The fix can be seen on the Notifier page, which is a registry edit.

Surely Google can do a better job of notifying us of the problem without having to search for it.  How about a message saying if you use HTTPS, remember to download the fix?