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When an IM or (other program) gets a new message, it flashes its window and I my Unity left bar opens itself and grabs my attention. The animation takes around five seconds and bugs me.

Is there a way I can prevent the left bar to show itself and grab my attention?

He're is how it looks

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Ubuntu with Unity 3D only :

Install CCSM from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Launch ccsm from Dash or terminal.

Go to Desktop → Ubuntu Unity Plugin → Experimental → Launch Animation and Urgent Animation and set both to None.

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Thanks, that seems like a solution. However I tried it, and I still get animation. Maybe its because I seem to be running 2D unity, even though I choosed 3D on login screen just now to be sure. MyUnity still says I am using a 2D version. Any ideas? – hakunin Nov 8 '12 at 14:37
Type echo $DESKTOP_SESSION in a terminal to be sure of what you're running: ubuntu-2d or ubuntu (3D). If it's 2D, I can't help you but you should add a Unity 2D tag to the question. – user55822 Nov 8 '12 at 15:50
I am running 2D, but I guess people running 3D can use this answer, so I mark it accepted. – hakunin Nov 8 '12 at 19:33
You could upvote it instead of accepting it. Someone may have an answer for 2D. – user55822 Nov 9 '12 at 9:49
Okay, if you don't mind, then I can. But I will only be able to upvote it once I reach reputation of 15. – hakunin Nov 9 '12 at 13:32

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