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I understand that Chrome has chromify-osd, an extension that lets it use notify-osd for notifications. Is it possible to customize it such that it works for Firefox as well?

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There is a script made by Marco Ceppi and modified by George Edison that allows Firefox to use Notify-OSD.

For Firefox to use Notify-OSD, you need to have Greasemonkey extension installed in Firefox. After that, you need to download this script. You also have to download NPAPI plugin and copy them to your ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder and restart the browser.

After all that, run the following command in a terminal:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.4 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.1

You now should have Firefox using Notify-OSD for displaying notifications.

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Is the reboot necessary? –  Nathan Osman Feb 17 '12 at 3:40

The short answer is: no.

A slightly longer answer is that Chrome extensions will not work with Firefox, and vice-versa. You can however look for a Firefox extension that does more or less the same job, but I haven't heard of one similar to chromify-osd.

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