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 at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/mhall119/devportal/notify-osd#icons) only makes casual reference, via the examples, to

... -i notification-message-im
... -i notification-network-wireless-disconnected


... -i notification-network-wireless-connected

is also one?
Confirmed via: (interesting icon)

notify-send "WiFi icon test" -i notification-network-wireless-connected

What other ones are there?

(note that the icons link in the source:
incorrectly spells notify as notidy)

As a consequent of the implications of this answer:

Where are the stock-icon-names defined for the unity-panel-service indicators and notify-OSD?

the icons in the above examples could then be found here:
- file:///usr/share/notify-osd/icons/gnome/scalable/status/
- file:///usr/share/notify-osd/icons/hicolor/scalable/status/

However,while there was no icon file named notification-network-wireless-connected that string displays notification-network-wireles.svg as does notification-network-wireless-gobledeegook!

Where are the stock-icon-names defined for the unity-panel-service indicators and notify-OSD?


notify-send uses icon from the /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32 (& also /usr/share/notify-osd/icons/...)

devav2@devav2:/usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32$ ls 
actions     apps        devices  emotes     places
animations  categories  emblems  mimetypes  status

Above results are the different icons sets available for notify-send

devav2@devav2:/usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32$ ls emotes/
face-angel.png        face-sad.png         stock_smiley-13.png
face-angry.png        face-sick.png        stock_smiley-15.png
face-cool.png         face-smile-big.png   stock_smiley-18.png
face-crying.png       face-smile.png       stock_smiley-1.png
face-devilish.png     face-smirk.png       stock_smiley-22.png
face-embarrassed.png  face-surprise.png    stock_smiley-2.png
face-glasses.png      face-tired.png       stock_smiley-3.png
face-kiss.png         face-uncertain.png   stock_smiley-4.png
face-laugh.png        face-wink.png        stock_smiley-5.png
face-monkey.png       face-worried.png     stock_smiley-6.png
face-plain.png        stock_smiley-10.png  stock_smiley-7.png
face-raspberry.png    stock_smiley-11.png  stock_smiley-8.png


notify-send -i face-glasses "I am wearing glasses"
notify-send -i face-laugh "I am happy"

You can use the stock icons from other directories as well (devices,places, etc)

Apart from this you can use custom locations for icons

Example: notify-send -i /usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-irc.png "Icon Test"

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    Many Thanks - pursuing rationale of /usr/share/icons found example icons in OP here: file:///usr/share/notify-osd/icons/gnome/scalable/status/ and file:///usr/share/notify-osd/icons/hicolor/scalable/status/ Sep 17 '12 at 19:33

I don't know if they're found in a list format somewhere in the hard disk, but there's a list on the web here:


  • 1
    Very useful and complete list of icons! I tested some of them and they work.
    – MortezaE
    Feb 11 '19 at 19:36

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