Ubuntu shows notifications as a translucent window at the top-right corner with a message and icon. The window location, size, background color, font color, icon size and other parameters can be configured using the Notify OSD Configuration application.
Note: The Notify OSD Configuration application that is available for Ubuntu 14.04 from their servers does not work.
Thankfully, there is a PPA that has the updated version. It can be installed easily:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amandeepgrewal/notifyosdconfig $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo pkill notify-osd $ sudo remove notify-osd notifyosdconfig $ sudo install notify-osd notifyosdconfig
The app is available as NotifyOSD Configuration from the Dash and as
/usr/bin/notifyosdconf from the shell.
Tried with: Notify OSD Configuration 0.3+22+201404260950~ubuntu14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.04