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How can I keep notifications from disappearing when there is more than 3?

Notifications only keeps a maximum of three notifications, is this normal? Sometimes I need more time to respond to older notifications but if I get a fourth notification the oldest notification ...
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How do i send notifications with buttons from bash script?

I want a script to send a notification that asks something and i want the notification to have a button. notify-send doesn't seem to support this or i can't see the function. I'm using Plasma.
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Possible to display custom non-obstructive on-screen notification bubble in Ubuntu? Similar to mute icon bubble

My thinkpad does not have a dedicated touchpad key so I created a script to toggle touchpad and assigned it to F1. It works as expected. Now I am trying to display touchpad icon bubble whenever script ...
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Notifications never go away

Ever since last week notifications will show, but can't be hidden. Notifications stay there forever obstructing part of the screen and can't be closed. This happens for most notifications and the only ...
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Prevent notifications from filling notification tray

Certain applications send notifications that are relevant to see, but don't need to be kept around. Such notifications quickly populate the notification tray, making it hard to find persistent ...
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notify-send not working

I am working on Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to use notify-send via terminal, but nothing happens. It gets stuck for some time and that's it. Can someone please suggest a solution? In syslog, it is showing ...
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Customise notification popups [duplicate]

Some of my applications show notification messages in this style: Even when I'm running Ubuntu Gnome (as opposed to i3wm), a few apps show notifications in this style instead of going to Gnome's ...
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What is exactly executed when the Volume Up/Down/Mute keys are tapped?

What is exactly executed when the Volume Up/Down/Mute keys are tapped? I known that the system volume can be changed in a variety of ways (pactl, amixer...), however, I see that what Ubuntu does when ...
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Pop up bubble messages for boot related issues

I was looking at one of my apps today and wondered if it actually worked to get today's sunrise and sunset times. Conky displays them as 8:46am and 4:36pm respectively but they could be yesterday's ...
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Old-style notifications in 18.04

I'm using Gnome 3 in 18.04 LTS and I want to have the notifications the way they were before, I mean the bubble fading when hovered. Is there a way to set them back?
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How to make osd volume widget smoth on ubuntu 18.04?

OSD widget shifts from left to right while I am changing sound volume. Please write how to fix it. I d like to make it more pixel perfect like on Mac OS. Source: https://media.giphy.com/media/...
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How do I make notifications that don't get saved?

Some scripts I wrote show notifications like "Volume up" or "Reset brightness" for example, using notify-send. However, the notifications get saved in the notification menu on Ubuntu 18.04, which I ...
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How to find command used to implement "Volume Up" shortcut in Ubuntu 18.04?

In Ubuntu 18.04, there are keyboard shortcuts for "Volume down" and "Volume up", which, on a laptop computer, are usually bound to the media keys (e.g., XF86AudioRaiseVolume). When I press the ...
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Does Gnome3 have a method to filter desktop notifications?

Does Gnome3 have a method to filter desktop notifications based on notification content? If so, how? Desktop notifications are useful, and I know that it's possible to turn them off per-application. ...
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Display NotifyOSD notification from a log file

I am using Snort for a real-time intrusion detection system (IDS), my desire is for real-time system notifications each time a new log is written to the log file. So, NotifyOSD will display a ...
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Volume and brighness adjustment OSD delay and screen freeze on Ubuntu 18.04

Every time I raise/lower the volume, or change screen brightness through the keyboard, the screen freezes for 1 to 2 seconds before the corresponding OSD appears and shows the change. It didn't happen ...
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Best volume OSD for Lubuntu

It's a few months I use lubuntu and I'm pretty happy with it, the problem for me is that it appears it doesn't have a pre-installed volume OSD. What I'm looking for is a feedback pop-up volume bar ...
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Send notification from systemd daemon

I know that I can send a notification to the user that will appear in the top-right corner of the screen an disappear on its own, like this: notify-send "Device detected correctly" However, this ...
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notify-send shows a dialog box instead of notification?

I am trying to send a simple notification with notify-send "Linux" And nothing shows up. However notify-send "Linux" -t 0 shows a dialog box like this How can I make notify-send to send a ...
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Change kde notifications osd (icon)

I changed from Gnome to KDE, really like it so far, but I want to change my notifications icons, like the increase/decrease volume, increase/decrease lighting on keyboard, toggle touchpad. I really ...
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Restoring Ubuntu's default notification manager

Recently I installed i3 and Xmonad for testing purposes, and already got rid of them. However, when I log into Ubuntu's default window manager (Unity), the notifications are now broken. For instance, ...
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How to make notifications larger?

I tried to use osd configuration tool, but font size goes up to 100%. I really need much larger font size on my screen. Two or three times larger at least. I currently miss all my notifications ...
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How to show command parameters in notify-osd message?

I want to use notify-osd to show desktop notifications. A value given as input parameter should also be displayed. Script: param="parameter $1" echo "${param}" echo 'notify-send "param no value"' | ...
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How do I disable network printer discovery in Ubuntu 17.10?

I have an HP network printer on my local network. I have installed HPLIP on my Ubuntu 17.10 laptop. I keep getting OSD notifications of the same printer being added. It is a duplicate printer ...
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Why don't work notify-send from terminal?

Ubuntu 16.04, notify 0.7.6 I tried notify-send "something", and this doesn't work. But notify-send -u critical "test" worked. Why this happened? I install notify-daemon, but this doesn't help me? ...
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Unity Tweak Tool Schema Missing com.canonical.desktop.interface

Running Unity on fresh install of 14.04. I installed Unity Tweak Tool through the Software Center, and on initial launch it said: The following schema is missing com.canonical.notify.osd In ...
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Brightness keys not working and volume keys responds very slow

I am running Ubuntu 17.04 on a Dell XPS 15 (9560) and it's been working well for over a month. A few days ago I suddenly started having issues with the Fn-shortcuts for brightness and volume. ...
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Missing notifications from top indicator

I am missing new notifications. If I try to raise and lower the volume or brightness, the classic top right hand indicator no longer appears. If I try notify-send test, then this test notification ...
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Remove 'printer added' notifications from GNOME 3

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04, using the GNOME desktop. Suddenly, I've started seeing 'printer added' notifications as OSD popups - approximately every 2 minutes! It's really distracting. Anyone ...
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notify-osd over indicators

On a fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.04 I experience strange behavior of the volume indication notifcation notify-osd over the status bar. Can I move the notifcation down?
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Re-enable notify-osd (?) after installing MATE

I'm on 14.04 LTS and before this I was using Unity. I recently tried installing MATE, but I didn't quite like it and I switched back. However, it looks like MATE changed/broke my OSD, and now some of ...
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How can I get a notification for finished processes inside a graphical user interface?

Example: Seeking solution: I would like to receive a notification of any kind, once this process has finished without me having to periodically switch to the window and check if the process has ...
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Ubuntu Notifications

Suddenly none of my notifications for new messages from Pidgin or completed downloads from qBittorrent show up. Ubuntu version 16.04 Pidgin version Pidgin 2.10.12 qBittorrent version 3.3.1 Any help ...
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What is the command to kill/close notifications? [duplicate]

By default, I have to wait for a few seconds for the notifications to fade off. I'd like to know the command to kill them immediately, so I can bind it to a shortcut key. (Super+N seems good right ...
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Send all notifyOSD messages to another ubuntu on the network

I want an ubuntu to send a copy of all its notifyOSD messages to another ubuntu on the network. Preferably with a little "addition" to the title that specifies the host name of the ubuntu that ...
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sudo -u username notify-send stuck

here is my code: roroco@roroco ~/Dropbox/rbs/ro_wemedia $ time sudo -u root notify-send 'prpr' real 0m0.033s user 0m0.008s sys 0m0.012s roroco@roroco ~/Dropbox/rbs/ro_wemedia $ time sudo -u ...
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killing the master process spawned by an at command

Using at, I'm trying to set up a command that sends me a reminder at a specific time, and keeps reminding me over and over. But I want to be able to kill the at command once I've reminded myself. ...
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Automatically notify when IP changes?

Is there a way I can send a notification to myself when the local DHCP IP changes? Can I use libnotify? I use Xubuntu. Below is a screenshot that shows what the notification looks like, can I design ...
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No Low Battery Notifications or Low Battery Action on 16.10/17.04/17.10/18.04.4

When upgrading to 16.10 and during installation the installer seemed to turn off battery notifications and actions - I know this because I set the critical action threshold to be 15% and during ...
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Volume OSD in Lubuntu

When I change volume, either with shortcut keys on keyboard or with mouse on system setting, how can I get a notification on screen showing the current audio level? Maybe I can use xfce volume OSD ? ...
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notify-send only works with sudo

Problem sudo notify-send Test "Hello World" Displays a notification as expected. notify-send Test "Hello World" Does not display a notification. Further information Ubuntu version 16.04. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 disable notification bubbles (for pulseaudio)

Regarding this topic, respectively this bug: Is there actually a workaround to fix it. It annoyed me for quite some time now and at this point I don't even care, if I had to disable the ...
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How can I receive a visual notification each time a process has finished in a terminal window? [duplicate]

I would like to always receive a visual notification when a process has finished in a terminal window. Example of such a process: youtube-dl -cit --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www....
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Select monitor for indicator information - choose the 'most right' monitor

How would You set display notification to appear on the 'right/secondary' desktop Currently no matter what I configure, it appears in the top-right corner of the left desktop :/ +---------------+----...
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Message overflow in notification bubble

I am learning how to use gtk notifications, and it seems that any output display via the notification bubble has a maximum overflow size, probably 10 lines or so. So, if the message I want to show is ...
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notify-send not showing notification when playing video

I have a script (which is called on keyboard button press) that instantly shows a notification with notify-send and then does some other things. It works perfectly, except in the following cases it ...
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Disable gnome-software's notification bubble (notify-osd) for available updates

Running 16.04 with Unity, after every log-in I see this annoying notification bubble in the top right corner of the screen that there are updates available. This is not only annoying, but often it is ...
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Constant volume OSD? in 16.04

Previously I was using Ubuntu Gnome, I've needed to clean boot my systems so I've gone with straight Ubuntu 16.04. On the two systems I've reloaded I'm getting a constant volume OSD (it appears ...
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Is there a "don't disturb" option to temporarily hide notifications, like on macbooks?

Does there exist "Don't disturb mode" as is does for OSX device, where you can decided when notification can bother you, or not.. I just installed chrome, and I usually get spammed by group texts ...
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pyosd works with interpreter , but not with a script

I am working on a script that would display arbitrary system information on screen. For that purpose I've been trying to use pyosd module. Consider the following 3 lines: import pyosd p = pyosd.osd()...
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