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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Software updater not notifying when updates are available

Until a couple of months ago, whenever I ran aptdcon --refresh or sudo apt-get update, If there were updates Software Updater would pop up showing the updates. This is how my updates are set up: ...
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How can i get yammer notification alert in ubuntu system

I am using yammer in my system with ubuntu 12.04 version. I want notification alert if any message/comment received. Like we have in skype. Can any one know it.
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Activate Chrome native notifications

I'm trying to get native notifications to work using Google Chrome (or Chromium) on Ubuntu, but no luck so far. Things I've tried already: Libnotify Notifications in Chrome I've runned install.sh ...
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How to check if Unity web apps for gmail (or other) is installed?

I'm trying to integrate gmail with my Ubuntu desktop, recently upgraded to version 14.04, but I don't remember if i have previously accepted to integrate gmail with the desktop. How can I check this? ...
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Is there a program that can put some kind of visual notification on my screen for use with the alarm clock app?

I use the 'alarm-clock-applet' to notify me every so often to take a break from looking at my screen and give my eyes a bit of a rest. The interface is clunky, but it works. One issue I'm having, ...
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Brightness control issue

Brightness notification control is not working on Ubuntu 14.04. I searched over google if there is any method to fix it but I can't find nothing which is working or reliable. This is what I got from ...
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Does the Epiphany browser have desktop notifications?

Does the web browser Epiphany have desktop notifications? How I can activate them? Thanks and best regards.
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disable Teamviewer notification

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I am annoyed by Teamviewer notification when I minimize Teamviewer window. I depict as figure below The message says that "click here to disable" but the fact it doesn't. ...
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[SOLVED]Problem Notify Popup only display blue bar On Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04, but not from clean install. I update it from 13.04 -> 13.10 and 14.04. Some day ago, I just realize that some things wrong with it's Notification Pop Up. It only display blue bar ...
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How To Turn off mail notification blue envelope?

I was wondering how to turn off the blue envelope notification in Ubuntu 14.04 it lights up perfectly, but it never turns off again. I need to manually delete notifications. Even if I have read the ...
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Real Time Message Notification App for AskUbuntu and/or StackExchange

I was wondering if there is any way to get notified in real time when someone replies to my posts/comments that I write in here, on AskUbuntu.com, other than via email notifications. What I have in ...
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Evolution Calendar Notifications

I have a strange problems. A year(maybe longer) I switched from Evolution to Thunderbird/Lighting. Uninstalled Evolution and all is fine. I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and now I am getting old ...
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14.04: re-enabling unity style notification in unity after xubuntu-desktop install?

Ubuntu 14.04, I installed xubuntu-desktop to get access to both Unity and Xfce. However now, in Unity the notifications are messed up: no transparency, sound change and brightness change do not show ...
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Unity notifications messed up after installing Gnome

I made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and then decided to try Gnome and installed its packages. I didn't like it and came back to using to Unity. After this experiment the notifications became ...
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Brightness Notification on Xubuntu Shrunk after Update

My brightness notification has shrunk. It was fine before I installed the updates after installing Xubuntu 14.04. I first noticed after booting for the first time after the upgrade. Here is a ...
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How can I change notify-osd behaviour? (14.04)

I want to know if it's still possible to change the notify-osd behavior. I used notifyosdconf in Ubuntu 13.10. but it doesn't work after the new install. I checked the files mentioned in the file ...
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Which Gmail notification app will work with 14.04?

I tried using the Gmail webapp and unity mail, but neither of them light up the notification indicator (the envelope does not turn blue). Unity mail doesn't even show up in the messaging menu. What ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a sounds folder to help set my email notification?

Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a stock sounds folder with some sounds I can use to set my email notification and other kind of notifications? I am looking for something centralized, like in /usr/share not a ...
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How can I disable the network status notification bubbles?

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, with a Wi-Fi adaptor that Ubuntu detected flawlessly. When the internet drops out, Ubuntu gives me a notification bubble in the top right of the screen, e.g. ...
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System Tray icons not showing [closed]

After installing a fresh 14.04 install and then installing google-chrome-unstable (Version 36.0.1933.0 dev aura) from the google repository, neither the google chrome icon nor the 'Google Now' ...
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Days Countdown Timer in Ubuntu Menu Bar

I need an applet that can count up to specific number of days. I'm currently using the 'alarm-clock-applet' from Software Center but it can only count up to 24 hours. I need a countdown timer in Days ...
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automatic notification of login from unknown IPs/domains

Is there a way to set up automatic email notification if your account at a Linux server is accessed from a new IP/ domain? This would be useful if some hacker gained access to your account (clearly ...
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Xubuntu: Can I align the clock / notification / wifi etc area to the right - like win xp?

Hi and sorry for a simple question...this is my first Linux installation for about a decade. Fresh Xubuntu Install, in light of XP end. I can't seem to align my clock, wifi info, skype status, ...
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Simple Linux mailserver for sending “notification” emails

I am looking to set up a simple postfix server on Ubuntu server 12.04 to use for "notifications" from simple equipment like UPS devices. My company is moving to an external hosted provider for our ...
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Setting LOG=1 in /etc/environment

I asked a question earlier about viewing the history of notify-osd using the indicator-notifications app. The answer was that I needed to add LOG=1 in my /etc/environment file. That sounded ...
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indicator-notifications history [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to view all the entries in indicator-notifications. I have it installed already and running. By default, it shows just five recent notifications even when you have more than ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - i am running in KIOSK train station public place, but this autoupdate window is annoying every day. How to remove it please? [duplicate]

I need to remove this auto update notification dialog window which is very annoying and scary for public location where people is clicking the system and breaking it down to crash every day. I tried ...
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Clickable notifications that allow to interact with programs which have spawned them?

There are Notifications in KDE's System Tray. The problem is that Notifications don't provide access to the apps that spawn those notifications. The only available action is to dismiss the ...
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Software Updater Not Automatically Launching Any More

I run Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and (if this is relevant) use the Cinnamon desktop. When I first installed Ubuntu about a year and a half ago, the software updater would pop up automatically whenever ...
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Notify-send won't show notification unless run with sudo

I have just tried to use notify-send on my 13.10 machine and can't get it to work without using sudo with it. I don't know what details can I provide with this issue. My notify-osd version : $ ...
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Use of default alias “alert”

The default alias Alert is for the command notify-send --urgency=low -i "$([ $? = 0 ] && echo terminal || echo error)" "$(history|tail -n1|sed -e ...
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why doesn't kdialog send notification properly?

Here is the command: kdialog --passivepopup 'This is a notification' 55 This command sends a notification at the up-right corner of the screen, with a blue background and white text. I am ...
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Sound popup showing every minute in xubuntu

I have the sound popup thingy displayed about every minute, even without changing any volume settings, or clicking/pressing anything. It's happening in xubuntu 13.10 and looks like this How can I ...
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How to Silence Items in Sytem Notification [duplicate]

I have two notifications that haunt me on Kubuntu 13.10, and I would like for a way to suppress them, at any cost. 1.) Connection 'Netgear18' deactivated! This comes from my crappy wireless card ...
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How do I remove TeamViewers notification that it is still running in the background?

There seems to be a bug with the current TeamViewer implementation on Linux where it shows a Windows-looking "balloon" type notification informing the user that TeamViewer is still running in the ...
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Skype incoming call notification doesn't work

![enter image description here][1]I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and the Skype incoming call notification doesn't work. Skype works perfectly, but when there is an incoming call I hear nothing, which is very ...
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How to get rid of the language symbol?

Migrated from 12.10 to 13.10 a couple of days ago. I speak English, British English. I have a British layout keyboard. Now I have a square symbol in the top bar (or whatever it's proper name is) with ...
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I don't have notifications when changing the brightness

In order to have the brightness feature working on my EeePC (Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.13), I had to add to my /etc/default/grub : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux" It was ...
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what is “System program problem detected” notification about and how to fix it?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of System Program Problem Detected nor "System Program Problem Detected". I do not want to disable apport. I want to find a way to know what is ...
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How to enable `notify-osd` for VLC?

I want to enable my desktop notification(notify-osd) of VLC.. look the pic below. How to?
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Is there a way to still use Checkgmail on ubuntu 13.10?

Checkgmail is still for me the best Gmail notifier. It allows to archive, delete, ... directly from the popup, it is small and don't use much brandwidth. I use it in my debian xfce desktop but I'm ...
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How to make Firefox use native notification (notify-osd)?

I've seen this: As you can see Firefox is using the Ubuntu notification to notify the user. How to do that? I just want to get notifications for anything in general: for example, if a download is ...
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Thunderbird New Mail Notification pop up Xubuntu 13.10

I just started using Xubuntu and I have been pretty impressed so far. I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client and I have been having a tough time getting the email notifications to show up again. They ...
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Audacious desktop notifications stopped working in 13.10

When running 13.04, I used Audacious as a music player, with the "Desktop Notifications" plugin set up to display the current track, album name, artist name and album art whenever the track changed. ...
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Desktop notification when long running commands complete

I'd like to have a desktop notification whenever a command that has run for more than, say 15 seconds, finishes. In other words, I would like all commands to be wrapped in something like this ...
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Notification on Unity after i3 desktop removal [duplicate]

I installed i3 desktop environment and then removed it via software manager since I didn't like it very much. Now I started to use unity (default) back again. However, now I have a white over blue ...
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Kde network notification on start-up at center

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 and after i login it show me a kde network notification on top-center screen. How can i disable or adjust this inconvenience. Here is a screenshot:
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Xubuntu/XFCE: Is it possible to have email notification in the system tray?

The title says it all. I want to be notified in the tray.
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always show notifications in activity overview (gnome shell 3.10)

I want the notification bar to be always shown when I use activity overview. In some version of Gnome Shell (maybe 3.2 or 3.4) it was by default so I was wondering if it can be done in Gnome Shell ...
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How to make the laptop beep when battery is fully charged

I read about getting the laptop beeping when the battery charging is complete here. But I'm confused with the answer (and I didn't know yet, how to ask directly to a user). Where can I find the file ...