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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How to customize on screen notifications?

There was a tool to configure notifications in earlier versions of Ubuntu as described here. I tried to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 too but I failed. I want to have the notifications dynamically ...
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How can I customize/disable notification bubbles?

Is there a way you can disable or customize the notification bubbles on Lucid?
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Make a sound once process is complete

I have started a long process through a terminal. Is it possible to make the Ubuntu terminal make a sound once the process is complete? This way, I don’t need to keep checking, but will instead be ...
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Is there a way to view notification history?

If I walk away from my PC, then there is a good chance I might miss certain notifications. I've seen in KDE that notifications get stored and stacked until you click them (or whatever). Unless I'm ...
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How to disable notification from network-manager

Can i disable all libnotify related notification from Network Manager ? 'Edit Connection' dialog doesn't help out
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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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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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Why do I receive Software Update notifications if there are no updates available?

I keep receiving the following notification about new updates: If I then run the Software Updater, however, I don't receive any of these updates on Ubuntu 16.04. Does someone have the same ...
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1answer
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Remove spotify pop-up notification when a song starts

I would like to remove the bubble notifications of spotify that are shown when a new song is being played. This is quite distracting while you are working. I still like the integration within the ...
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3answers
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How can I send a custom desktop notification?

I have a custom script and I want to send a desktop notification (the one that appears in the top right corner of the screen) with a custom message. How do I do that?
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How to read dbus-monitor output?

I'm playing around with dbus-monitor to try and understand how dbus is working in Ubuntu environment. I have several questions in this regard: Could you please let me know how to read the following ...
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How can I replace Google Chrome's low resolution notification icon?

Google Chrome was recently upgraded to version 35.0.1916.114 on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. Since then the notification icon has begun to show up on the system tray. However it seems it's using a ...
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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 start=$...
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1answer
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How do I add a notification for process completions

How can I add a notification of some sort (like playing a .wav file or creating a pop-up on the status bar) when a process finishes. For example, I am compiling a program that takes a couple of hours ...
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2answers
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How do I use 'notify-send' to immediately replace an existing notification?

When I use notify-send to show a notification on the desktop, and then use it again to show a different notification, I have noticed that the second one only shows after the first one has disappeared. ...
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2answers
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Is there a “don't disturb” option to temporarily hide notifications, like on macbooks?

Does there exist "Don't disturb mode" as is does for OSX device, where you can decided when notification can bother you, or not.. I just installed chrome, and I usually get spammed by group texts ...
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How can I make xfce4-volumed keep giving notifications in Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04, with xfce4-volumed installed, see this question. When I'm changing the volume using FN+Vol-, a nice notification balloon pops up. This is what I want. However, when I try to ...
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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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2answers
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How to monitor battery condition and pop-up notification?

Essentially, I would like this comment into a working answer. I know how to extract the battery percentage from How to check battery status using terminal?: upower -i $(upower -e | grep BAT) | ...
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How to make Gwibber notifications clickable?

One of the accounts that I have in Gwibber is my Twitter account. It nicely shows every now and then notifications with the new twits. Whenever a twit has a link (URL) within it I feel an urge to ...
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How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

Is it possible in Empathy (Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell) to receive notifications when somebody posts a message to a chat room? I have checked the "Enable bubble notifications" box under edit > ...
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What is the name of the program that displays the notifications?

What is the name of the program that displays the notifications in ubuntu ? The ones like sound changes, song name (in rhythmbox) etc. Can I send my own custom messages to it ? quick answer notify-...
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Can org.freedesktop.Notifications.CloseNotification(uint id) be triggered and invoked via DBus?

ref: Close button on notify-osd? Bookmark: Can org.freedesktop.Notifications.CloseNotification(uint id) be triggered and invoked via DBus? Currently, this script dbus-monitor "interface='org....
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How to get an email notification when a USB storage device is inserted?

We are running more than 600 Ubuntu systems in our company. It is a data centre so we have certain policies. We have disabled the usage of storage devices in all the Ubuntu systems. However we would ...
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Gnome Shell: Move windows to front on launch (No more “… is ready to use” notifications)

I've been using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu for few days now and have experienced really annoying behaviour with new windows. Sometimes when I use another window and press e.g. Alt + Ctrl + T to open new ...
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How to force a new Notification in notify-osd to show up without waiting for the earlier one to exit?

I have made a script(and a .desktop shortcut leading to this script) for starting and stoping xampp... It checks the status of xampp and accordingly either starts or stops xampp. Now i have assigned ...
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How to enable notification area (systray) for Pidgin

The Pidgin icon won't appear in the notification area. I have already checked if the "Show system tray icon option" is set to "Always" in the Pidgin Preferences. I didn't find an equivalent solution ...
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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 do you make your terminal play a sound or offer a notification when it has finished executing its command? [duplicate]

I do sudo apt-get update from time to time, and find it frustrating to have to check when it is done doing its thing. Is there anyway I can get it to offer a notification popup or play a sound when it ...
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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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2answers
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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, next/...
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1answer
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How can I stop Gnome Shell's drive pop up notifications?

I have an NFS drive mapped in Ubuntu 11.10 using autofs which automatically mounts a drive on every boot. But if I use the Gnome Shell interface, a pop up notification keeps popping up from the bottom-...
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4answers
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Disable gnome-software's notification bubble (notify-osd) for available updates

Running 16.04 with Unity, after every log-in I see this annoying notification bubble in the top right corner of the screen that there are updates available. This is not only annoying, but often it is ...
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2answers
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How to show a notification if a startup application ( or process) failed to start automatically

I added a script to autostart (using "Default applications for LXSession"). Later, I moved folder containing script. As result, autostart command was silently failing. How can I enable warning ...
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How can I configure Gnome Shell Notification settings?

I couldn't find where I can change Gnome Shell notification settings. I clicked the button that appears with "Don't Show Again" (or something like that) label on a notification, and now when that ...
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How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu?

How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu saying "are you sure you want to shut down"? This is the menu that pops up after I press shut down. I can't navigate to it in gconf_editor using the ...
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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 '\''s/^\s*[0-9]\+\s*//;s/[;&|]\s*alert$//...
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1answer
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notify-osd stops working after totem has been running for a while

I'm using notify-send to get notifications. Since yesterday, it stopped working. After a reboot, I could get a few messages through, but a minute later I can't any more. I have spammed it with a few ...
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Notifications not showing up properly in Slack and other Electron apps

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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1answer
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to show an Ubuntu Desktop notification?

What I am trying to do is, I have a few texts in a file & when I tap a key combination like ctrl+Q, the text should appear as a notification on my Ubuntu Desktop. What is the command to assign ...
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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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How can I make notifications appear on a specific monitor?

In my Ubuntu 12.04, I have two monitors: left is the laptop and the right one is an external and big monitor. My vision is generally focused on the laptop monitor, but the notifications appears in the ...
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Why do my clock, indicator applets, and notification area sometimes move around when I restart? How can I prevent that?

I have all of them locked to the panel, but they keep moving around upon logging out and back in. So, for example, sometimes the Indicator Applet Session is farthest to the right, but sometimes the ...
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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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Show notifications with notify-send when application is full screen?

Is it possible for notify-send to show notifications even if there is application opened in full screen (e.g. chromium, hit F11)? Currently, it does not appear.
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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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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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How to change the position of docky notifications?

I'm using docky in Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome-shell and sometimes the notifications cover the dock. It would be great if the position of the notifications can be changed.
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Is there any way to get notified when battery is full? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop, I was wondering if there is a way to get notified when the battery become full.
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How to play a sound when laptop gets unplugged?

My laptop unplugged stands 1 minute. Previous week my laptop cable, started not connecting good with the laptop. I would like to play a certain sound everytime it gets's unplugged so I can hurry and ...