As we all know that Ubuntu release its event updates with notifications and of course Kubuntu also does the same job but with different style .

but is there any way to get Kubuntu notifications in Ubuntu.

EDIT: Ok here knotify4 will do the job but how can i send custom notification alerts from that ?

  • KDE uses knotify for it's notification events, you would have to Install that, there is no knotify package however but there is a library which will Install, of course you will have to install several KDE dependencies. Sep 16, 2012 at 18:41
  • From what would you be sending your "custom notification alerts"?
    – glibdud
    Sep 18, 2012 at 15:15
  • just for testing , something like we did in Ubuntu with unity DE with notify-send . .
    – Raja G
    Sep 18, 2012 at 15:16

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You can use "notify-send" in KDE too. Such as this

notify-send "custom kde notification"

It works in default KDE setup. I think, KDE notification also uses "notify-send"'s library.

From a later comment by OP, I understand the requirement of placing the notification at the top-right position of the screen like Unity's notify-osd. It's very simple to achieve.

First send a custom notification using notify-send "custom notification" and then drag the notification window to your desired location. From this moment, your notification will now be appear on your desired location.

  • Sorry, I don't understand clearly. Do you want to use knotify in Ubuntu?
    – Anwar
    Sep 19, 2012 at 13:17
  • I would like to have them on Top right as we get in Ubuntu .
    – Raja G
    Sep 19, 2012 at 14:28
  • OK, I get them on top-right on my KDE. but .... I really don't know how it got there. will update soon.
    – Anwar
    Sep 19, 2012 at 15:22
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    @August I've found it. updated the answer. See whether it is what you wanted
    – Anwar
    Sep 19, 2012 at 15:43
  • Thanks Anwar , thats how i want it . may i configure it like hiding when i placed mouse over there on notification ?
    – Raja G
    Sep 19, 2012 at 15:48

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