Whenever something happen which require notification (connecting to a wireless network or low battery status) Ubuntu (unity) gives a nice floating message which (usually) vanishes after several seconds. Is there a way to produce my own floating notification?
notify-send "whatever you want to say :)"
You can put it in your scripts to notify you about almost anything happens in your system. To see more options like setting title, icons, time, etc...
Have you checked out the ubuntu wiki yet?
There's a few examples here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NotificationDevelopmentGuidelines
More general info about it here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NotifyOSD
Caveat! If using the
man notify-send is contradicted by Non-expiring notifications
For details see reference: https://askubuntu.com/a/189173/89468
The use of
notify-send is desktop conditioned, depending on whether it is:
- Unity's notify-OSD or
- Gnome's notification-daemon
that displays the notification.
... takes the place of
notification-daemon, and its presentation of notification bubbles differs in several ways ...