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How can I make the low battery message appear on top of all running windows?

For example it happened that I watched a movie and the computer suspended because the battery was low, but the warning messages were not visible while watching the movie.

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What are you using for playback? – Rinzwind Oct 26 '12 at 10:39
I consider this a bug either for unity messaging system or the battery indicator: a notice about low battery should always be shown over the video. I use VLC and will have to check later today but I am sure I get a notice when the battery is on a low charge. – Rinzwind Oct 26 '12 at 10:47
I am using VLC or Movie Player, but in both of them the warning doesn't show. It seems strange, becaus in older versions of Ubuntu the warnings did show up on top. – Beni Bogosel Oct 26 '12 at 11:05

There is no such feature.

If you want this you will need to code it yourself by hacking the software that is used to create and show themes. And I believe you will need alot of coding experience to pull this of.

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