After installing LXDE to my Ubuntu 13.10 system, the notifications tooltip theme changed and it remains after uninstalling LXDE.

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Also before that, pressing Fn + Arrow Keys in my laptop I could change the volume and brightness settings and a tooltip would show up indicating the current levels, but now that doesn't show anymore.

  • Can you try changing the theme in System Settings -> Appearance? – Paul Tanzini Nov 29 '13 at 23:28
  • @Dash_plus_Java, yes I've done that but it doesn't work (the theme changes but no tooltip / wrong theme on tooltip). However, I have Ubuntu Tweak installed which also modifies the theme. I have tried changing the theme there but no luck – Prastt Nov 29 '13 at 23:31
  • Try installing dconf-tools (sudo apt-get install dconf-tools) and then running dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ in terminal. – Paul Tanzini Nov 29 '13 at 23:35
  • For the second problem you should be able to use the Keyboard Settings – Wilf Nov 29 '13 at 23:38
  • @Dash_plus_Java, that only reseted my desktop settings (# of desktops, auto-hide sidebar etc) but doesn't solve the problem. – Prastt Nov 29 '13 at 23:41

Just remove xfce4-notifyd package and reinstall notify-osd if is not installed. Restart your desktop session.

sudo apt-get remove xfce4-notifyd && sudo apt-get install notify-osd

Use this software to change the notifications. It seems a little heavy handed, but reseting doesn't seem to be working for you.

How to customize on screen notifications?

  • Weird. This didn't work either. When I change the configutation and hit apply, it still shows the same tooltip (and no tooltip on volume controls) – Prastt Nov 29 '13 at 23:59
  • Another thing that seems to fix this problem for others is purging the desktop that caused the issue. I'm not sure if it's possible, but try purging LXDE and see if that fixes it. – Paul Tanzini Nov 30 '13 at 0:02
  • I always uninstall with purge. In fact I even reinstalled ubuntu-desktop – Prastt Nov 30 '13 at 0:05
  • I would check out this post and see if you missed anything. It looks like removing the meta-package will leave behind a lot. http://askubuntu.com/questions/86602/completely-remove-lxde-lubuntu-desktop-environment – Paul Tanzini Nov 30 '13 at 0:10
  • I got The following packages have unmet dependencies: libm17n-0 : Depends: libgd3 (>= 2.1.0~alpha~) but it is not going to be installed – Prastt Nov 30 '13 at 0:20

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