Questions that relate to the system that delivers a visual message or indicator to the user. In Ubuntu such notification is implemented in a consistent way, with non-interactive, non-directional, non-overlapping visual bubbles.

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“Failure to download extra data files” with ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been receiving notifications about "failure to download extra data files" from update notifier. It asked me to download fonts in request from the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. However, ...
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Notifications Not Showing Properly in Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. Every this is working fine but I am not getting slack notification properly. I am getting slack notification like alert box like shown in below picture. ...
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Email icon (messaging menu) in Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed and Mailnag to check my Gmail account. With Ubuntu 14.10 I had a email icon (messaging menu, provided by indicator-messages package, that I currently have installed) ...
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Getting rid of mounted sd card notification on ubuntu touch?

Every time I switch on the M10 phablet I got a notification that tells me there is an SD card inserted. OK , I already know that. Is there any way to prevent that notification to be triggered ?
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Xubuntu 16.04 notification area and indicators glitch

recently updated my xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and noticed that panel missed tray icons for ktorrent. After some research I found trouble: notification area(системный лоток) has ktorrent tray icon, but it ...
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Dropbox icon notification missing on xubuntu 16.04 LTS [closed]

The probleme of the dropbox icon as been resolve with this package : sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 Install "Dropbox and Dropbox Thunar Plugin" from Xubuntu repository. Reboot, it should ...
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How do I configure the low battery notifications?

My laptop routinely runs between full and critical charge a few times over the course of a day (yes, it's old). Before I updated to 16.04, Cinnamon used to notify me at: 20%, then again at 10%, then ...
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Is there an equivalent to Windows 10 “Quiet Hours” in Ubuntu?

Excerpt of Windows 10 Quiet Hours: Quiet Hours produces the condition where you are not disturbed by any type of notification in Windows environment. As earlier versions, Windows 10 has this ...
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Electron apps no longer show notify-osd notifications on Ubuntu 16.04

I use Nylas N1 email client which is built using Electron. It used to present me with notify-osd notifications on Ubuntu 15.10. However, since the upgrade notifications look as follows:
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Ubuntu Touch - clearing down notifications on restart

Today, I had two notifications in the morning. One for a text message and one for a Telegram message. The notification's icon at the top of the screen was highlighted as normal. Then while trying to ...
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Can use a custom notification daemon for my own different notifications in my app?

I want to use a notification bubble that allows clickable buttons inside it (for a media player), but the default notify-osd/notify-send does not allow that (or is limited). Can i use other ...
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When I press a volume up/down key, what shell command does it send?

I want to make a keyboard shortcut that changes the volume with exactly the same behaviour as pressing one of the default volume keys (up, down, mute), including the OSD notification and the "pop" ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Missed calls notifications

When I have a missed call, I receive the missed call notification all ok. However, when I click on the notification, I only have the option to send a text (SMS) back to the person I missed the call ...
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Email Client which runs in background and notifies when email arrives

I am new in Ubuntu and currently running 16.04-beta2 release. I have configured Thunderbird Email client for everyday use and the only problem with Thunderbird is that it doesn't run in background and ...
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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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Notification when Wifi disconnect

I run a script in terminal but sometimes wifi disconnects and script stops working. I am mostly away from the laptop, so is there a way to make me notify with sound when wifi disconnect? In ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Opening apps from its notification in the notification bar

When I open my notifications at the top of the screen, by clicking on the green notification icon. If I click on the notification item/line (email/message/Telegram or whatever) it does not open the ...
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'persistent' notification on ubuntu touch

On ubuntu touch, one can do a 'temporary' notification via 'notify-send'. When I do that it will display a notification for 5 seconds. After that it is gone, and any trace it was ever there with it. ...
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How to Remove the Restart Notification (One Time)

Sometimes, when I upgrade my kernel or remove older kernels, the system nags me to reboot. I'm aware of this, and I don't want to reboot most of the time. I've notice this not only happens with the ...
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Reset pidgin notification icon to default after applying Win-7 icons

I have applied Windows 7 Icon theme. Now Pidgin application icon has been changed to this: Before applying the theme it was like this: How to reset it to default even after applying theme ...
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notify-osd stopped working for Guard and Internet notifications

I use Guard for running automatic tests and notify-osd is very useful. For some reason it stopped working for Guard and for internet connection notifications, while it still shows the expected bubble ...
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Modify the “alert” alias in ~/.bashrc

System: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS I want to know if it's possible to modify the alert alias provided in ~/.bashrc in a particular way. This is the original alert: # Add an "alert" alias for long running ...
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How can I use the eOS terminal notification in Ubuntu?

elementaryOS has the following feature to notify the user of a finished terminal process. Is it possible to use this feature in Ubuntu? Figure 1: Example of eOS terminal notification
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Why am I getting notices about File Manager needing to restart?

For a week now I have been getting this notice that File Manger needs to restart with a restart button and cancel button. When I press the restart button nothing happens, that I can tell. The notice ...
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How to move google-chrome notifications back to the up right corner in Ubuntu 15.10?

I know that the native notifcation link does not work anymore but that is okay for me. But since the last update to google-chrome 49, the notifications of chrome pop up at the bottom from time to ...
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xfce power manager makes wrong notifications

xfce Power Manager shows random notifications about my laptop running out of battery, but I am plugged in. Then it pops a notification saying I am plugged in, then another saying it is discharging, ...
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window buttons, notifications have all turned blue

Using xubuntu 14.04. Normally, I use greybird appearance theme (and bluebird for window manager). I tried some others, but after going back to greybird, found that all the window buttons on the ...
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No notification that an application is starting with Ubuntu 14.04. It's normal?

I'm a newbie of Ubuntu after using OpenSuse for many years. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop PC and I've noticed an annoying problem: there is no notification that an application is ...
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KDE5 popup notifications not shown if panel is autohidden

All popup notifications are not shown in KDE5 session.
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Disable startup applications' notifications

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome and I set Guake to autostart on boot. I know which programs will autostart, so I'd like to get rid of the notification in the tray and the white dot next to the ...
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Mail notification icon (envelope) change colour its own and most of the times it does not

Mail notification icon (envelope) change colour its own when it wants to. Sometime it turns blue or red but most of the times it doesn't give a hint that there's a new unread mail. I've read few old ...
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Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray

Is there any way to have Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray. by Running it in Ubuntu, it doesn't bring any icon in KDE system tray. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE
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Is it possible to close Evolution but still get notifications for new mail in GNOME 3 notification area?

I use Evolution for mailing, and I like how new mail notifications appear in GNOME 3 notification area at the top of the screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Evolution must be running for this ...
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Gmail notification through online accounts

I grant access Ubuntu to access my google account in online accounts. Now how can I setup Ubuntu to notify when I receive a new email ? Thunderbird doesn't working as explained here.
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Ubuntu 15.10: Notify-OSD and multimedia keys

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Notify-OSD has stopped showing any indication that I have changed my volume or toggled my touchpad. I know that these keys work because the system updates ...
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How to send KDE5 desktop notification from a bash script?

I've tried a number of options, none of them worked: notify-send 'text' kdialog --passivepopup 'text' 5 qdbus org.kde.knotify /Notify event "event" 'app' "(" ")" 'title' 'text' 'pixmap' '' 5 0 ...
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No new mail notification for main icon of Thunderbird in unity-panel [duplicate]

Thunderbird is open but the main icon in unity-panel doesn't show that I received an email. I would like that icon change when I receive an email. Take a look at screenshot. When I receive an ...
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How to receive a desktop notification on a kernel lockup or bug/warning?

Apport doesn't react at all on any segfaults/problems warnings that happen in kernel [modules], the only way I know of to see them is to check kernel log (dmesg). I'd like to receive a notification ...
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Thunderbird : email notification and unity-panel icon

Problems: The main icon in unity-panel doesn't change when I receive an email. There is no pop up. System setting: Thunderbird is open. Sound notification works. Messaging Menu and Unity ...
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Xfce notification for detected keyboard and/or mouse

I have a 4-port KM switch (4 screens, 4 computers, 1 keyboard and mouse switched across all of them). I was wondering if there was some sort of notification tool to display a popup in Xfce (Xubuntu) ...
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Change PBS Job complete notifications to files rather than email?

I want to collect all the informations of the email notification from the completion of the pbs jobs? therefore, I don't want to get them with email. Can I get these email as the files in the server? ...
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Firefox doesn't play sounds in Slack desktop notifications

I'm not getting sounds in desktop notifications, specifically for Slack. I've experienced this on multiple hardware. I ensured I have Notify-OSD installed and have enable desktop notifications in ...
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qBittorrent on-screen notifications (Ubuntu 15.10)

Once upon a time there were the qBittorrent on-screen notifications that told everyone that their download was complete. Then came Ubuntu 15.10, which destroyed them all. Is there a way to restore ...
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Why would System Notifications report updates available but each of sudo apt-get update, software updater and muon updater do not find updates?

I have this same scenario on 2 separate machines The plasma desktop frequently shows notifications like this: An update is available for your system. There are 3 updated packages. However, when I ...
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KDE notification popup appears only when I attach a second screen

I use kde 4.13.3. I dont see a popup for notifications when I use only one screen but once I attach a second screen. How could I move the popup to be shown in the main screen whether I attached a ...
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Change notifications system in Ubuntu 14.04

I know, there's a similar question on this site, but it's quite outdated. So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with standard DE, and the default notifications daemon is a real pain. There is even no way to ...
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How do I disable desktop notifications in Ubuntu 14.04?

Desktop notifications can be helpful, but often they just get in the way. Is there some way to disable notifications entirely for Ubuntu 14.04? Will this break anything that uses notifications? The ...
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How to call desktop notifications on Ubuntu GNOME?

I was wondering how exactly one makes a desktop notification come up on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18? What I mean is how do I get one of these desktop notifications to come up with text that I ...
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New mail notifications (by Evolution) suddenly stopped working

Immediately following one of the latest Ubuntu system updates1, notifications about newly arrived mails stopped working. The corresponding plugin2 is still enabled, and I'm not aware of having changed ...
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How to get desktop notification for new mails using mutt?

I have switched my email client to mutt. Currently, I have a pull-workflow, meaning I have to check regularly if new mails have arrived. As email is a communication tool I barely use (or even avoid to ...