I want to see smaller pop-ups but where have I to go to configure this?
Depending on the OS version, one may have to to replace the existing Lubuntu notify pop-up with the XFCE equivalent:
It has a simple config GUI (
xfce4-notifyd-config) - by default the notification size is smaller - similar to the Unity pop-ups.
Since all the desktop popups work with the same underlying libnotify - using the XFCE variant in Lubuntu is fully compatible.
Install the XFCE Notify Pop-up if you don't see it in your list of installed software (
dpkg --get-selections | grep "xfce4-notify"):
sudo apt-get install xfce4-notifyd
It doesn't work with
notify-osd if you have this also installed:
sudo apt-get remove notify-osd
Logout and login for the changes to take effect.
You need to remove
notification-daemon as described using this Q&A:
Notification-daemon have been replaced for xfce4-notifyd on the default installation
In other words, it's the default. You don't have to install or uninstall anything and the notifications are already smaller. But you can still do useful things such as choose
Just press Alt+F2 to bring up the
Run window (or click
Run in the main menu), type
xfce4-notifyd-config, and hit enter to get the GUI and make your choice.
Alternatively, if you want to use the mouse, you'll have to do a bit of extra work to get
xfce4-notifyd-config to appear as an option in
You should now see
Preferences. Clicking on that will bring up the GUI (that could be also accessed by typing
xfce4-notifyd-config in a terminal or in the dialog box obtained by pressing Alt+F2).
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig
By coincidence I discovered that
notifyosdconfig works with
but you have to remove
notify-osd and the
FYI: I'm on Lubuntu 12.10
Sorry: disregard my answer, turned out that it doesn't change the settings of xfce4-notifyd :-(