Patched NotifyOSD With Close On Click And Other Customizations Available For Ubuntu 12.10

Configurable notifyosd notifications UbuntuThe patched NotifyOSD maintained by Leolik has been updated recently to support Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
Using this package, Ubuntu users can customize the NotifyOSD notifications bubbles color and size, position on the screen, close the notifications on click and tweak many other options.
Here’s an old video in which you can see the patched NotifyOSD and the tool to configure it – NotifyOSDConfig -, in action:

(direct video link)

Install the patched NotifyOSD and NotifyOSDConfig in Ubuntu
Configurable notifyosd notifications Ubuntu
The instructions below aren’t just for Ubuntu 12.10 – they work for Ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10 as well.
1. Install the patched NotifyOSD for Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
pkill notify-osd

2. Install NotifyOSDConfig (a GUI to configure the patched NotifyOSD):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig

Now start NotifyOSDConfig and start tweaking the NotifyOSD notification bubbles.

The close-on-click feature is not enabled by default, so if you want to use this, enable it from NotifyOSDConfig!

NotifyOSDConfig doesn’t come with settings for moving the notification bubbles, so you must do this manually, by using the command below:gsettings set com.canonical.notify-osd gravity [number]where is [number] can be:

1 – top-right corner
2 – middle-right
3 – bottom-right corner
4 – bottom-left corner
5 – middle-left
6 – top-left corner
Thanks to Sukochev Roman (Leolik) for maintaining the patched NotifyOSD.

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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Get Ubuntu NotifyOSD Notifications To Show Up On Active Monitor In Multi-Screen Environments [Quick Tip]

notifyosd notificationBy default, the Ubuntu NotifyOSD notification bubbles are displayed on only one monitor in multi-monitor setups, which might be useful in some situations, but it doesn’t make sense in most cases.
For instance, if you’re working on something on one monitor and get a notification on the other one, you’re almost never going to see it and… maybe it’s an important notification and you don’t want to miss it. So here’s a quick tip on how to set the NotifyOSD notifications to follow the mouse in multi-screen environments so they show up on the display which contains the active window.
Firstly, if you don’t have dconf-tools already, install it using the command below:sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
dconf notifyosd
Then run dconf-editor, navigate to apps > notifyosd and change the “multihead-mode” value from “dont-focus-follow” to “focus-follow”.

That’s it, the notification bubbles should now show up on the monitor you’re currently working on (has the active window).

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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