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How do I send a notify OSD message to a remote user via ssh?

Sometimes we need to send a message to a remote user. We can display messages on our local desktop using Notify OSD, but we are unable to send a message to the remote user's desktop. We tried the ...
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New mail notification changed to a blue string in the upper left corner

After recent update my new mail notification is changed to a very simple blue line in the upper left corner of the screen. Any ideas how can I change it back to a normal Unity notification? I'm on ...
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Sending normal-urgency notifications via notify-send

I'm currently on 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and I can't seem to get any notifications to show unless they're sent with the urgency set to critical, like so: notify-send -u critical "IRC" "This is a ...
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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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Broken NotifyOSD. No bubbles, only text

My problem is that NotifyOSD doesn't show bubbles as it should. Instead of them it shows text in top left corner: https://i.imgur.com/kFXdXE0.png?1 This problem appeared when I was trying out ...
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Is it possible to cancel or clear a notification created by a bash script using notify-send?

So I wrote a little script that makes sure a certain user plugs in a laptop when he logs on (it disables if he doesn't). The script uses notify-send to tell him to plug it in. If he plugs it in, the ...
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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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Cinnamon Annoying Volume Notification Popup - osd

I'm using Cinnamon, version 2.2.16 Everytime I change the volume or brightness this annoying popup appears. It blocks the middle of the screen, it's not just like ubuntu's notify-osd which appears on ...
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notify-osd replaced with dunst after switching back to unity from i3wm

I was testing i3wm (sudo apt-get install i3 is what I ran, and chose i3 from the log in screen) on my machine and after a while, decided to switch back to Unity. Upon switching back, I noticed that ...
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How to make Skype use notify-osd?

How do I make Skype use the default Ubuntu notify-osd to display notifications (incoming messages, users connecting, etc.) instead of the Skype's own "ugly" message box?
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Any way to catch the notifications so another program can read them?

I know you can see notifications in the terminal using dbus-monitor "interface='org.freedesktop.Notifications'" | grep --line-buffered "string", but is there any easy way to catch the notifications ...
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Notify OSD config on vivid vervet

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet today and was annoyed, but unsurprised, to see that notify OSD was updated and restored to its default, limited, functionality. The thing is, the patched ...
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Replace Cinnamons volume notifications on Ubuntu 14.04

I use the Cinnamon 2.4 desktop environment on Ubuntu 14.04. The Cinnamon volume indicators/notifications are really huge and annoying, so I would like to use the default Ubuntu notifications. From ...
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Move Chrome notifications or use system notification

The problem I have the Chrome notifications popping up in the lower left corner of my main screen. This is quite annoying, 'cause the cursor of my terminal windows are right there, and they cover ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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notify-send not working under Flashback

Unable to send messages with notify-send under Ubuntu 14.10 running Flashback with Metacity. When one issue a command like: notify-send test no message appear. Looking at processes the notify-osd ...
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Shortcuts doesn't work with notify-osd stopped

Whenever I stop notify-osd using pkill -SIGSTOP notify-osd all shortcuts doesn't work anymore (or at least doesn't work well). I mean, sometimes for random periods of time they works well. Other ...
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How to make notifications appear on all monitors

I have multiple monitors, and when I get a notification, I would like to see it on all monitors. Is there a way to configure this? Thanks!
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Where are the stock-icon-names defined for the unity-panel-service indicators and notify-OSD?

Layout cases in the Notification | Ubuntu App Developer document states that ... using non-existing (stock-)icon-names ... use one of the new icon-name (see icons) ... and that this (icons ...
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How can I disable notify-osd at startup? [duplicate]

I want to permanently disable onscreen notifications in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04.
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How can I get a notification using Notify-OSD when the charger is inserted/removed?

How can I get an on-screen notification using notify-osd when I plug/unplug the charger?
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Notify-send ignores timeout? [closed]

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but shouldn't the commands (run separately) notify-send -t 1 "test" notify-send -t 1000 "test" notify-send -t 10000 "test" Have different timeouts? The first being ...
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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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Alternative to notify-send

I have to change from notify-send because there is a bug when for example youtube is fullscreen on one screen causes my other screen not to display the notify-send popup. Are there any alternatives ...
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Close button on notify-osd?

Is it possible to get a close button on the OSD? It stays for a long time, and sometimes I have colleagues over on my PC, and I dont want them seeing who is online, or what song I am listening to. ...
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Get rid of the ugly notification osd in lubuntu 14.10

I installed lubuntu 14.10 recently. I love it so far. It's very fast and all. The only absolute one thing that really annoys me is the "out-of-shape" osd which is used for notifications. I haven't ...
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How to reply to from popup Pidgin notification message itself in unity?

I want to reply to IM notification of pidgin popup in unity desktop, rather than opening a new window of concern IM. It would be much better to rply from popup notification message itself of piding. ...
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Integrating gnome-terminal with notify-osd

I'm wondering if it's possible to integrate NotifyOSD with gnome-terminal. I'd like if NotifyOSD warned me if there was new output in gnome-terminal (if the window isn't focused). As soon as a new ...
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Bunch of crash reports keep popping up, mostly for gnome-screensaver and osd-notify

These crash reports constantly pop up. This is what I got when I ran apport-retrace after one gnome-screensaver crash: [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled] Using host libthread_db library ...
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Notify -osd - change volume/brightness notification bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and I figured out, that it is possible to change the default icons used for notifications (basically by adding notification-audio-volume-high.svg etc. to your current theme ...
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notify-send and terminal command

Let's use sudo apt-get install linux as an example. Here is the notify send command: notify-send -i terminal Bash "execution complete" How could I substitute 'bash' with the entire sudo command? ...
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OSD Notify problem with VMware workstation full screen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with two monitors. The primary monitor is my laptop monitor (HP EliteBook 8570p) and the second one is 24' LG, which i use for my VMware Workstation 10 guest os. I noticed ...
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Very spartan (and ugly) rendering of osd-notify messages [duplicate]

I'm running a fairly bare-bones X11 environment on Ubuntu 14.10. I use the i3 window manager and try not to install anything X-related that isn't strictly necessary. But it seems I've gone a little ...
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How To Change Fonts in NotifyOSD?

So, i've changed my sysem fonts to exo2, looking great and crisp. But when i change fonts to anything other than ubuntu, my notifyosd fonts change to a plain sans font. Any way i can fix that? How can ...
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Acer Aspire 4820t brightness fn-keys skip steps

My acer adjusts brightness 3 steps at a time. I've used solutions from: Why does my Thinkpad brightness control skip steps? I've disabled the video driver from adjusting brightness: sudo sh -c 'echo ...
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Critically Low Battery Notification not showing in Ubuntu 14.04.1

Ubuntu is not showing the notification if there is a critically low battery. I already tried this reinstalling libnotify-bin notify-osd, but that didn't help. I am using a dell Inspiron 15 3537 ...
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How do I disable the sound indicator notification bubbles?

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Every time I press the volume up/down/mute button on my keyboard, this box appears in the top right corner of my screen telling me the current volume level. I was wandering if ...
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xubuntu volume multimedia keys not working despite changing the active card

The indicator applet works. alsamixer works. amixer commands work but they won't use notify-osd to display the volume levels. I followed the solution present here: Volume keys are working in unity ...
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What application is sending notification?

I've got Spotify for Linux installed and for some reason I was getting duplicated notifications for song changes (different text as well). Now one of them is very bad, as it just shows the song title. ...
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How to disable system tray notifications in 14.04?

I don't like, need nor want the notification bubbles which pop up in the top right corner of the screen. I've looked around quite a bit but can't identify how to disable them? NotifyOSD Configuration ...
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Set notify-osd font to the Ubuntu Font Family

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit. I didn't like xfce-notifyd, so I installed libnotify. However, it does not use the Ubuntu font (I think it uses the Sans font), and it looks quite ugly because of ...
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notify-send not working on 14.04, but volume and brightness notifications do

I have browsed around here and googled for over an hour, but are no closer to a solution, so here goes. lets start by killing /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/notify-osd. I then do notify-send "foo" and it ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Notification incorrectly displayed

I have a problem with my notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The notifications are just plain text with a colored background, and are also strangely placed in the top left corner. I have no idea on how ...
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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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Multiple notifications via notify-osd or alternatives

I am searching for a way to display multiple notifications at once. The default app for Ubuntu seems to be notify-osd. Can this be configured to display multiple notifications? PNotify is a very ...
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Notify-osd notifications appear unthemed in top-left corner

Problem I recently upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, and suddenly notification bubbles don't appear themed as usual in the upper right corner, but they appear as white text on blue background in the ...
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Fullscreen libnotify?

Is there any way to make libnotify popups appear in fullscreen apps? If not, is there somewhere where I could make a feature request?
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Change notification daemon on 14.04

In older versions of Ubuntu, /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service could be edited to change the default notification daemon. However changing this file no longer affects ...
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Does Timeshift Backup provide (OSD) notifications in Ubuntu?

I am trying Timeshift backup program for the first time in my Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. Setup and use is simple enough but I am used to Ubuntu's default program "Deja-Dup" providing persistent pop ...