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How to configure Ubuntu notifications

📅 2015-May-14 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ notification, notifyosd ⬩ 📚 Archive

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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