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 the monitor will do.

Is there a tutorial or some Software that allows me to do this?


1 Answer 1


Change Notify-OSD's default position via dconf-editor

Run dconf-editor (type dconf in the Dash's search area) and change Notify-OSD's position to centered-right (there are only two positions available): apps-->notify-osd-->enter 2 by clicking gravity

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where is [number] can be: 1 - top-right corner 2 - middle-right 3 - bottom-right corner 4 - bottom-left corner 5 - middle-left 6 - top-left corner

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  • Thanks for this, I know i'm slow to reply to this but It worked (well middle right did, rest didnt but its ok); Thank you for this.
    – Jamie
    Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 21:22
  • I search dconf, and other key words to look for this utility, and I can't find it. Any ideas?
    – Frantumn
    Commented May 13, 2012 at 21:46
  • On my system (12.10 64 bit) only positions 1 and 2 work. The others default to top-right. I would like bottom right as my prefered position.
    – To Do
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 14:15
  • On my Ubutnu 22, the value is already set to top-right, but still it would show in top-center
    – Abhi
    Commented Mar 23, 2023 at 9:56

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