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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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 can I turn off sound effects/alert notification while allowing Skype notifications to still work?

I have 13.10 with latest Skype from Ubuntu repository. I prefer to have have alert volume set to 0; however, have discovered that this will mute Skype notifications. How can I turn off sound ...
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Thunderbird indicator Ubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that when I get a new email via Thunderbird, the little indicator lights up blue as usual, but there aren't any bubble notifications that pop up. They are really ...
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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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Crontab is not giving me error notifications [duplicate]

I don't always have the most reliable internet and I miss the feature in Windows where you're network icon changes. So far the only thing I can find to replace this is a cron job that pings. I set up ...
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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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How to disable bottom notification panel in GNOME 3.8

How to disable bottom notification panel (not notifications just panel, I don't want it to appear when I hover with mouse over bottom side of screen). I want to use Docky on bottom side, but ...
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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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Notifi-OSD how can I modify the notifications at the user-select screen?

When I start up the computer it automatically connects to the wifi so it displays a notification at the "user-select-screen" (does it have a name?). It's displayed in the default style of notify-osd ...
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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 ...
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How to enable notifications while changing brightness and/or volume?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (Gnome Shell 3.8). When I change the volume or brightness via hotkeys or my volume +/- buttons on my keyboard I do not get the notification in the middle of the screen. ...
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Annoying Viber notification

Can I somehow put Viber notification icon on top of the Unity panel (near Dropbox and others)?! It's pretty ugly to stay in top left corner...
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crontab entry to reboot than email

I got my weekly crontab reboot entry to work using /sbin/shutdown -r but now I want it to email me when the reboot happens. Ideally I would like the email to happen after it rebooted so I know the ...
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Notification When someone connects to my local network , ARP, Notification file

I have a question concerning Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop - notifications (same notification as Rhythmbox application when playing music back and forth), technically if I'm not mistaken it should be ...
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Limiting Pidgin indicator-messages in notification bar?

Ubuntu 13.04 here - notification-indicator for pidgin displays an enthusiastic amount of chat-history to the point where the panel scrollbar is a couple of screen heights. I'm sure some folks would ...
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Problem with Xtreme Download Manager notification icon

XDM had been working fine for, but I think the problem arose once I updated it. Instead of the notification icon being in the tray, it now floats on the screen. This is really annoying because it ...
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Indicator, notifier and blocker of Internet traffic

Which traffic monitor applications currently available can do the following things? (or some of them, in the worst case) start recording how much Internet data is downloaded and uploaded with a ...
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Reset settings of gnome-control-center sound program

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my notebook. I have a problem only with skype. When it plays a notification sound, the program is muted on gnome sound settings (as seen in the screenshot). But the ...
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Disable Duplicate “Unable to connect to Wireless Network” Notification on gnome-shell

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 and to start with, I've read about this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/912702 and my problem is a bit similar, but a little different. And ...
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Wireless notification when session start in Kubuntu

When kde is charging appears a notifications this one disappears and appears again when my desktop is shown. It says I am connected to a wireless net but this did not happen until I updated the ...
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How to disable Notifications [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-fallback-session. The notifications that come up all the time are very annoying. They even come when a song is changed. I couldn't find the place to disable it. In ...
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How can I bring back icons on the notification to the sytem tray area?

I just installed Skype. Now the first thing I noticed is that when I minimized Skype it doesn't show an icon on the system tray. Also, not only Skype, I don't see any minimize programs in Skype. I ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Pulseaudio Error [duplicate]

I have just installed xubuntu 13.10 and everything seems ok but pulseaudio. The sound works fine but The pulse audio icon in the notification area is not working, I can't get to the sound options nor ...
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No notifications from notify-osd on 13.10

I recently upgraded to 13.10. Notify-OSD works correctly ($ notify-send test # sends correctly the notification using gnome-shell style), but I'm not able to get notifications on volume up/down, ...
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Why do Ubuntu notifications fade when I'm hovering them?

I don't understand the logic behind this. If a notification pops up and I want it to stay a little longer, I can hover it, but the notification fades, which makes it illegible. On the other hand, when ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 skype restore hidden icon on notification bar

After upgrading Ubuntu to version 13.10 in the notification bar next to the clock is missing the Skype icon. skype_hidden_icon1 skype_hidden_icon2 how can I restore it? thanks in advance sorry ...
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disable keyboard battery notifications in 13.10

I've updated to 13.10, and I'm getting notifications every hour or so that my wireless keyboard battery is low ... while it's sort of clever that Ubuntu can do this now and wants to show it off, a ...
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Outlook.com webapp

Does Outlook.com webapp (still called live mail, but that is not important) work even when the browser is not open? I mean let's say I close Chromium to play a game; yet I would like to be notified ...
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Can notify-send be used to send pop-up notifications to a Windows X server over ssh?

I'd like my backup script to issue a notification once it's done. I run Ubuntu as a headless server and login into it using PuTTY on Windows. I've already installed x11-apps and verified xclock and ...
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How to issue notifications that echo across all open consoles of particular user?

I've heard about notify-send of libnotify-bin, but it only seems purposed for GUI desktops. Is there a simpler counterpart that's just for consoles? Similar to the warning/notification we get when ...
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Authentication required by wireless network appears multiple times

Sometimes when I don't use my Ubuntu for a long time - maybe a day, I can see the popup showing Authentication required by wireless network There's obviously some wireless connects and ...
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How can I get desktop notifications to display on both screens

I have a laptop and a secondary screen that I use for most of my work. When notifications are displayed, they are only on the laptop screen. How can I get it to display on both screens? Ubuntu 13.04
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Use notify-osd instead notification-daemon in GNOME-Shell

How I can replace **notification-daemon** (ugly notifications at bottom of screen) by NotifyOSD (modern bubbles in right upper corner) ? I found some posts about this, but GNOME at default mode ...
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Adding a custom icon (for a hand written script) to notification area xfce

I don't use unity, and I wrote a simple script to start programs used in recording audio. (Jack, guitarix, etc) I would like to know is there a command that will allow me to create an icon in the ...
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Facebook Messenger notification sound doesn't work

Lately I've installed FBmessenger in Ubuntu 13.04 following these instructions The App worked fine: I could receive instant messages, see when someone commented my posts and so on, except ...