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the notification area in the bottom of screen is annoying, can i change the place and look of it to be as in unity? "at the right top and disappears when hover over it"? and also is there an extension to change the icons of some programs from system tray to the upper panel?

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possible duplicate of Can I run NotifyOSD in GNOME? – jokerdino Mar 7 '12 at 10:23
thanks @jokerdino i'll try to test the steps in the other thread. and i want to move the icons from bottom to top panel if that possible ? it is supposed to be an extension, isn't it? – anasabboud Mar 7 '12 at 10:57
possible duplicate of Use notify-osd instead notification-daemon in GNOME-Shell – Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '14 at 14:35
up vote 6 down vote accepted

shell extension Shell OSD can place notifications in the upper right hand corner.


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thanks, it is working for me. the little shade down is a little bit annoying but still a good solution. – anasabboud Oct 20 '12 at 23:24
Unfortunately the author states in a comment that he abandoned the project, and it is not working with the current GNOME version (3.6) – Tamás Szelei Jan 8 '13 at 23:22

The extension in 'Shell OSD' is outdated, and does not seem to work with 3.6+. A alternative extension that can be used is 'Panel OSD', which is more up-to-date, and should work with Gnome Shell 3.10+.

screenshots of notifaction(s)

By default it shows the notifications on the top of the screen in the middle - using the settings (these can be opened from the extension's webpage or Gnome Tweak Tool) this can be changed to be on the top right: extension settings window

The version for 3.10+ can be downloaded and installed from here

The 3.16 update removed compatibility with versions older than 3.10 - if you have a older version, you might be able to install it with:

cd ~ && git clone git://
git checkout d2289c2569d127725522eaa385b175220b28514c
cd ~/gnome-shell-extension-panel-osd
./ && make local-install

I haven't tested this, but basically all you should need to do is get a version before this commit which removed the compatibility. Sources: extension README,

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What shell theme is that? – Tim Feb 25 at 19:24
@Tim I think it was a weird version if the Numix theme – Wilf Feb 26 at 22:46

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