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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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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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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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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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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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notify-osd and dual monitors

I use Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop, with an external monitor, which is used as the primary. Notify-osd alerts show on the connected monitor, as I want. However, some days ago I removed both gnome panels ...
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Chrome desktop notifications use notify-osd?

Is there a way to make Chrome/Chromium's notifications use notify-osd instead of the ugly boxes it uses by default?
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How do I disable the chameleon effect in notifications and the Unity launcher?

Is there a way to stop the new unity feature that changes the colour of the launcher and notifications that matches them to the wallpaper? Its an interesting feature, but I would rather not have a ...
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How do I send text messages to the notification bubbles?

I wrote a python code for getting random text into a .txt file. Now I want to send this random text into notification area via 'notify-send' command. How do we do that?
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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 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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notify-send ignores timeout?

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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Disable notifications on track change?

I've not long been running Banshee on 11.04, and my main problem with it is that when changing tracks a notification is displayed, this is all fine when using hardware buttons on my laptop to change ...
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How would I send all NotifyOSD message to a text file?

How could I make NotifyOSD send all updates to a text file (As well as do what it does)?
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Why are notifications so low?

Whenever notifications show up, they are much lower than I would expect. In most screenshots I see, they are directly under the top panel, but for me, there's a large gap: Is there any way to ...
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Flushing notify-osd queue?

I use 11.04, Classic and sometimes the notifications just pile up, e.g. when I open thunderbird, and login to empathy, and start playing my music, all at once. I can see messages popping for 15 ...
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How can I temporarily “mute” all notification-bubbles coming from one or more sources?

I have my system configured such that when I receive new mail, a notification balloon appears on my screen. This is convenient at times, and distracting at other times. Without having to uninstall ...
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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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How can you keep a record of notifications?

I'm using Radio-Tray and I would like to keep a list of the tracks which get played and I was wondering if it was possible to do this by keeping a record of the Ubuntu notifications?
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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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How to empty the queue of pending notifications?

I have an application that went completely crazy and sent (it seems like) hundreds of notifications to the notification daemon. Now I've been getting notification bubbles for the last few minutes and ...
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How can I read NotifyOSD messages after they are displayed?

I'd like to read a list of messages displayed by notify-osd from time to time. I'm using 12.04 still, if it matters. Is this possible? These two questions from 2010 indicate that a log file should ...
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How do I change how long notifications are displayed?

Is there a way to change how long the libnotify notifications last? I've googled around for this for months and no still no luck. I'm actually starting to think that you can't change it. I can't ...
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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 can I make clicking Notify-OSD notifications bring me to their application/message? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome-style notifications in Unity I would like to be able to click on a notification so that the App opens and shows the message. Say I get a Pidgin message, a click on ...
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Is it possible to replace notify-osd with Gnome 3 Indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I have gnome shell installed in ubuntu 11.04 fully. It still, however, uses the ubuntu ...
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Notification appears on 'wrong' screen

Work provides me with four large screens, which in Xinerama leads to a nice 5120 x 3200 pixel display (running Ubuntu classic, no animations). All very nice indeed --- but the 'notifications' appear ...
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How to make firefox use notifyOSD?

I have a computer that has 10.04 installed on it. When I download something off the internet, NotifyOSD displays to say the download is complete (Firefox is using NotifyOSD). I'm using 11.04 on ...
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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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Why do Firefox and Thunderbird not use Notify OSD?

Firefox has been the default browser for ages. Thunderbird is a very popular e-mail client under consideration for being included as default in the future. Notify OSD has been around for years now. ...
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Notify-osd and libnotify: how do they cooperate?

I want to help out with some Ubuntu dev and I have chosen a "papercut" that affects the notify-osd project. However, I am confused as I am not sure what installing notify-osd does as the actual ...
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How to Get Native Notifications with Firefox 4?

I recently upgraded to Firefox 4. There is extension in synaptic - xul-notify that can be used in Firefox 3.x to get native notifications through notify-osd but it is not working with Firefox 4. Is ...
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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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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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Ruined Ubuntu Bubble notifications

I don't know now, but somehow today I ruined my Bubble notifications in Ubuntu 12.04 Now my Bubble notifications look like the ones in the pictures: huge, out of place and ugly. I have tried ...
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How can I make smaller pop-ups on Lubuntu?

I want to see smaller pop-ups but where have I to go to configure this?
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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 ...
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Is there a way to make Ubuntu read out notifications?

Ubuntu has a very cool notification system. Is there a way to make Ubuntu read out notifications when they appear? Or is it possible to link the text in notifications to espeak?
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How do I turn off NotifyOSD display of music information? It distracts me from my work

While writing reports for school (using Writer or Impress), I often play a playlist of instrumental music in the background. It is distracting to have the NotifyOSD pop up every time the song changes. ...
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Can you move the notification popups? If so, how?

I am trying to find out how to move the notification area down on my monitor (I've got dual monitors); I would prefer to move them to bottom left of right monitor if possible, If not Center Right of ...
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Replace notifyOSD with the XFCE version

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to replace the notifyOSD with the XFCE version (I like how you can dismiss the notification). I had a look in Synaptic and saw that there was a notifyosd-xfce but ...
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No banshee notify OSD alerts

Ive noticed that on ubuntu 11.10, the popups in banshee that come up and say the song, and show the album art, have gone away on my system... Is it a glitch or was the feature removed? And is there ...
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Skype stops to send and receive chat messages after 10+ mins into the chat/login

I am using 11.10+unity. I use skype (version 2.2.0.35) for office communication. After sometime into the chat, the skype does not send or receive any chat messages. Although the chat is on, and other ...
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Can I run NotifyOSD in GNOME? [duplicate]

I use the Gnome Shell (11.10) but am not liking its notification system. Is it possible to return to lucid - style notifications? Like this instead of this
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How to install NotifyOSD-Config?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I tried to install NotifyOSD-Config to no avail using the following code from this thread: How do I change how long notifications are displayed? sudo add-apt-repository ...
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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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Ubuntu One notifications?

Is it possible to somehow setup Ubuntu One to get notifications when something is updated. Example: Synced: /home/user/workspace/xxx.py /home/user/workspace/ggg.py /home/user/workspace/UUU.py ...
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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's notification balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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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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Can I click away notifications (notify-osd)?

Is it possible to click away those fancy notifications? Often I have to wait until those bubbles vanish and that's quite unproductive. PS: Using currently 12.10