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Is there a way to make Chrome/Chromium's notifications use notify-osd instead of the ugly boxes it uses by default?

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Yeah: Chromify-OSD.

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This can be installed from the Google Chrome Web Store.

To install it, just go to the webstore and click the "Add to Chrome" button - it'll do the rest.

To use it, you'll probably need to restart Chrome, at that point it should be working.

All bugs should be reported to the project page - for more on reporting bugs, take a look at this question: How do I report a bug?

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Thanks for the link, but as fluteflute said, any help in installing it? – John Feb 11 '11 at 21:15
You just have to go to the site mentioned and click install. – Alaukik Feb 17 '11 at 9:03
Hm, it does not appear to work. I've installed it, restarted Chromium for good measure, and went to to test. I get ugly white boxes in the lower-right screen corner instead of pretty black OSD bubbles in the upper-right corner. – Marius Gedminas Nov 2 '11 at 19:41
Oh, silly me TL;DRed on the description in the web store. "This is a first release which does not support HTML5 notifications (but will in next release, view LaunchPad project page)". What other Chromium notifications are there? – Marius Gedminas Nov 2 '11 at 19:43
There is a new fork which is recently updated: LinuxNativeNotification featured on OMGubuntu – Tapper Jul 17 '12 at 8:03

Once you have installed it in Chrome, Click on the Wrench Icon, then select the Prefences Menu, then Extensions and you should see:

The Chromify-OSD extension Icon

The Chromify-OSD extension Icon and that it is enabled. The extension is now installed and enabled.

The only other requirement to make this work is that you have the notify-osd packages installed in your system or this will not do anything at all.

HTH. Have a nice day. :)

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Using Ubuntu 12.04 and Chrome 30, It is not working :-( – Mostafa Shahverdy Oct 10 '13 at 3:00

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