I was looking for a way to get gnome style notifications in Unity. Or at least, if there´s a way of making the default Unity notifications interactive and clickable? As it is by default only a notification pops up and the user needs to find the relevant window, which I find very counterproductive.
Sorry, this is not possible.
Ubuntu's notification system, NotifyOSD, as used by Unity, is designed to be un-clickable, in order to simplify the experience and not confuse users. There is no way to change that.
Gnome Shell, on the other hand, uses another built-in notification system that behaves differently to NotifyOSD, as explained in this LXNews article
You can have clickable notification with Unity (tested with 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10).
What we want
Notification are supposed to non-obstrusive, non-disrupting of your train of thought, and provide a shortcut when relevant.
Default notification engine is notify-osd.
Current XFCE notifications on the other hand implement just that, and they can be used with Unity. I just tested it with a separate account (default config) to rule out any user-specific settings.
Here's how install and use XFCE4's notifications instead of Unity's:
To get immediate effect this may help (else logout/login):
You might want to test and adjust appearance:
Feedback welcome (Did it work for you ? Then Vote or comment).