Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut to respond to a notification.

E.g. you get a notification that a chat messages has been recevied.

Press ??? and it will open the chat window.

Same sort of thing with email, wifi connected etc.

share|improve this question
    
This is an example question i a very good thing to implement. –  Luis Alvarado Apr 12 '11 at 18:16

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

No unfortunately not - notify-osd is specifically designed not to be interactive so there is no way you can interact with a notification at all, including clicking it, or activating it with a key binding etc - see the NotifyOSD wiki page and in particular the section on rationale.

share|improve this answer

Actually there is...

If I understand you correctly and you use pidgin for example, then the notification icon will turn green when you received a chat message in pidgin. So just go Super + M, and that will select chat/mail notification.

So then you can select the person that contacted you and reply.

share|improve this answer
1  
Super + M opens the Dash music lense. Also your answer would much rather be a comment to alexmurray's earlier answer. –  con-f-use Aug 27 '12 at 10:19

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.