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Time, when notification is shown is too much. How can I cut it?

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There is no built-in way to change this duration.

If you really want to pursue the issue, a community member has been maintaining a PPA with a special version of notify-osd that allows for some customization via GConf. You're on your own if you decide to use it though; there is little to no support provided for software from PPAs.

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There is a patched version of Notify-OSD (as ændrük already mentioned) that is maintained in a PPA. To be able modify and configure notify-osd you have to add that PPA and ugprade to it's version.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Then you have to add a second PPA to install a GUI for configuring Notify-OSD

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amandeepgrewal/notifyosdconfig
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig

I have been using both these PPA's and can confirm that they work =)

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Thank you! It's very helpful. All works properly – Denis Oct 11 '10 at 12:10

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