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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Notification Transparency

Is there a way to customize the notifications (notify-send) that appear ? Colour, transparency, font, font size, font colour, etc ? I would mainly like to increase transparency. Ubuntu 13.04
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multiple gmail account notifier ubuntu 13.04

in 12.04 i used an app that used NotifyOSD to notify me if i got one of my three gmail accounts. and sadly i cant find it for 13.04. Both gm-notify and gm-notifier only works with 1 gmail acount. Is ...
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How to get caps/num/scroll lock keys OSD notification?

I would like to have a OSD notification display briefly everytime the CAPS, Num, or Scroll Lock state toggles. Is there a way to do this?
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how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04

in 12.10 there was a tab on preferences of empathy that i could configure notifications in empathy and now in 13.04 it's not available anymore so is there any way to disable the notifications or the ...
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Inhibit notifications temporarily [duplicate]

While my video player (specifically XBMC) is playing in fullscreen, the notify-osd bubbles with messages from gwibber etc. are still shown. Other video players like VLC manage to hide them, so I know ...
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lubuntu (lxde desktop) - is there any device notifier in panel?

I have lubuntu 13.04 and I'd like to know if there is any device notifier to show in lxde panel in order to safetely remove safely or manage usb and other device without opening lxde folder manager? ...
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How can I get a messaging menu indicator with unread count of my new Gmail emails?

Back in Ubuntu 12.04, installing the gm-notify application allowed did these things: Shoe me the number of unread messages in my inbox Show me a blue envelope when an email was received Show me a ...
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Empathy doesn't show all notifications

In 13.04, Empathy doesn't show all the bubble notifications and it can't be configured. In the preferences, I can only configure sounds notifications but not visuals. Empathy only shows bubble ...
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Facebook notifications in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

Which apps will give me facebook notifications in Ubuntu 13.04
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Nagios Notification via Ubuntu notify-osd

I have been looking around for a nagios plugin that offers the ability to have alerts for my hosts and services that i monitor to come through to my ubuntu pc in the form of an onscreen notification. ...
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Can logging of notify-send/pynotify be disabled?

Can logging of notify-send/pynotify be disabled? Is this possible? I want the message to show up in the OSD, but would like to prevent logging of the notifications.
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Release upgrade notification after upgrade completed

I've upgraded my ubuntu server to the 13.04 release. Unfortunately during the upgrade process I lost the connection to the server and the server hasn't completed correctly the upgrade to this release. ...
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How do I hook calls to xMessage?

I've been playing around with various Instant-Messenger clients for Ubuntu, and can't find any with a "Quick Reply"-style feature. Example: Empathy utilizes xMessage for notification popups, which ...
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How do I remove this annoyingly pixelated popup?

How do I remove this annoyingly pixelated popup? It looks like the gnome3 popup for volume, however it only pops up when i use my laptops multimedia keys, not the volume or brightness keys. I can't ...
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Disabling Java auto update notification in ubuntu?

I am looking for a way in ubuntu to disable the Java/JRE update notification so users do not get asked to allow or delay a JRE update. I would like to have it not check at all so it is not possible ...
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Certain Xubuntu graphics persist on Ubuntu

I recently installed the Xubuntu desktop environment on my Ubuntu machine. It's nice, but I switched back to Ubuntu as by default desktop environment. But when I change the volume or brightness, the ...
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Laptop won't sleep: Package power limit notification

I'm fairly new to this. I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for a few weeks now, have used this site to fix a couple problems already. I can't seem to find a fix for this though: I am using an Asus x201e ...
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mouse focus signals on desktop notifications

As the title suggests is there any way to signal the application when the mouse is focused on the notification instance it created. The code (Vala) that I'm using for that is as follows ...
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Outlook.com and Google Apps email notifier for gnome-shell?

So, pretty basic question, I use outlook.com for some work email, I use multiple Google Apps emails for different things. I don't use an email client, I just use the different webmail interfaces, ...
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Need application/script alerting when system memory is running out

I don't won't to use swap file (due to some bug in kernel or AMD driver). I wan't to have some util running and monitoring free system memory and alerting me when it becomes less than some specified ...
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How to configure which notifications are skipped in xfce4-notifyd (Lubuntu 12.10)?

I have accidentally clicked on "hide this notification" / "Do not show this message again" button in OSD notification system in Lubuntu 12.10, namely xfce4-notifyd. The information was about wireless ...
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Why did I stop getting Thunderbird email notifications?

I'm not getting notifications anymore, when a new email in Thunderbird arrives. How can I fix this and continue getting notifications? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with the Xfce desktop environment.
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How can I make Unity dock notifications more visible? [duplicate]

By default dock icons of applications where something is going on have a very faint glow effect. Is there any way to make them stand out more? Like jump around, have a colored arrow or something like ...
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Can I tell Empathy to notify me when a given contact connects?

Say I'm waiting for my contact Emma Goldman to log in. I would then like Empathy to issue a desktop notification as soon as it happens. And optionally not again the next time Emma logs on. Is there a ...
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Is there a fancy vertical notification OSD that works for both ALSA and pulseaudio?

Is there a fancy way to get the volume notification OSD to work with both pulseaudio and ALSA? Right now the standard desktop ones only work with pulseaudio for me. How about a vertical OSD that I can ...
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What IM clients support Jabber and show notifications on the toolbar in Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm migrating from MacOS X back to Ubuntu, and trying to find an IM client I can use. I use IM quite a bit for work, so I really need to see notifications in the toolbar at the top of the screen. ...
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Notification's timeout should also expire when inactive

A script of mine shows notifications via notify-send. When I'm actively using my system they disappear after some seconds, but when f.i. I'm not using my mouse or keyboard, or my screen is turned off, ...
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How can I display a message on the login screen?

In some circumstances it would be valuable for me to be presented with a short, text notification prior to logging in, so that I have the option to decide not to log in after seeing the message. Is ...
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Unity Notifications do not look normal?

Ok so I think this is because I am missing a package. My unity notifications (ex. when unity tells me it is connected to a network) look ugly. They used to be translucent chameleon rectangles. Now ...
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Notification Panel in Ubuntu Gnome Remix Crashed how to start without reboot [closed]

I was writing some python code which interacts with dbus to do notification which works great. not sure what happened, but somewhere along the way the notification panel at the bottom crashed. I ...
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Displaying a welcome notification at login

I've added to Startup Applications this command: notify-send "Hello User" "Welcome back to Ubuntu 12.10" --icon=/usr/share/unity-greeter/cof.png -a "Computer" -u critical It does not appear at ...
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Will webapps be able to send push notifications eventually? [closed]

Is there some plan to make web apps act with push notifications? It would be really great! For now Firefox or Chromium must be opened in the web app site to make it work.
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What are the alternatives for notify-send?

I use notify-send for desktop notifications and I get notifications with expected summary and body. However, notify-send has limitations and so I would like a few recommendations on alternatives for ...
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Jenkins polling for Ubuntu Kernel upgrades?

Say I wanted to distribute a binary kernel module for a custom in-house piece of hardware to users inside my company. The ideal situation is that it requires no compilation on the part of the user. ...
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How to solve wierd graphical issues in Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

You can see with the following screen-shots that the notifications of the bottom right has glitches out and always shows up blank white. Top right notifications are not affected. Also something that ...
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How do I change icon sizes in the Gnome 3.6 notification area?

I am interested in changing icon sizes in the Gnome 3.6 notification area. Specifically for Spotify. Any suggestions of where to modify this?
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Show a notification at login using pam_exec

This simple script will show a Zenity notification when the user logs in: case "$PAM_TYPE" in 'open_session' ) if [ "$PAM_SERVICE" = "lightdm" ] ; then DISPLAY=:0 sudo -u ...
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Full screen or more visible Skype, Pidgin, Empathy notifications?

I work in a shared office and I have the heaphones plugged in in order not to bother my colleagues with the poping sounds of chats and incoming calls. The problem is that I miss most of my calls and ...
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How to clear jupiter's notification?

I used an external display some time before. After that there is a notification of 'New Resolution' everytime the startup of my xfce. Look like this: This is really annoying, so I want to know how ...
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How to make ubuntu alert me visually when the battery is critical?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and whenever i disconnect it from power supply the panel battery icon shows me the remaining time at regular interval but it doesnot make an alert when the battery runs out of ...
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disable notifications for certain programs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Xfce-4. I would like to use thunderbird's own notification, but activating that turns into 3 messages per new mail: one from Thunderbird with mail info one general with ...
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Unity Mail handling multiple accounts

I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 2 email accounts (say, Gmail and Mail.ru). It correctly notifies me about new messages, but when I click on an unread message it either redirects me to Gmail ...
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“Default” button in Lubuntu's notification area

I've just installed Dropbox in Lubuntu and I got the popup notification telling me that I've linked a new computer to my Dropbox account. However, instead of clicking on the "x" in the upper right ...
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Need to cause a notification in 12.04 from shell

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04. I have a shell script that tests for a network condition and need some way for it to pop up a notification in the GUI. The network testing part is done, but I need some help ...
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Lost notifications after installing XFCE

Today I noticed that I don't see any notifications. Is there a way to reset notification settings. It happend after I installed xfce on my Ubuntu 12.04.
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How can I return to Unity notifications after installing XFCE4?

After I installed XFCE4, the XFCE notifications are being displayed instead of the Unity ones. Even in Unity sessions. How do I set it up so that I get Unity notifications in Unity sessions and XFCE4 ...
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How to configure gmail integration to monitor only the inbox

The new web application integration feature on 12.10 is able to link Gmail to the standard notification tray widget. It's a cool feature, but it's usefulness is diminished because it is activated ...
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gnome shell message notication not showing notifications some times

I have installed gnome shell on ubuntu 11.10 . The message notification some times dosent show the notifications. It only appears after i close empathy and restart it. How to fix this?
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Messaging menu turn blue for no reason

I expect the "envelope" from the messaging menu to turn blue only where there is a pending notification (like a new mail or a new IM message). When I click it, I usually see from which app the ...
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Gnome Shell with user theme doesn't show notifications properly

I'm using gnome shell with user theme, and all notifications appear transparent and with no text, only icon appears. I tried Shell OSD Extension too ( ...