Want to customize your on screen notification bubbles?
Well, there’s an enhanced version of Notify-OSD available in Launchpad that enables you to:
- change notification location
- close bubble on click
- change color, width, height or other options of bubble
- add timeout
- Stops the bubble from fading out when the mouse pointer hovers over it
- Used Dash background color for bubble background color
To install the Notify-OSD with additional features:
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install notify-osd
Then restart the daemon to apply the changes:
To install a graphical tool to configure Notify-OSD:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig
UPDATE 2015-8: For Ubuntu 15.04, you may install Notify-OSD graphical configuration tool via:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gsn/grabbelkiste sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig
Launch “NotifyOSD Configuration” from Unity Dash and now you’re able to configure your notification bubbles:
To change the bubble location, run:
gsettings set com.canonical.notify-osd gravity NUMBER
Where the 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
I’ve tried moving the notification bubble using the controls using this but it doesn’t work. I’m running Ubuntu 14.04, and I have Pidgin installed and everytime I get a message or someone signs on or sifngs off that bubble pops up in the top right corner, but I would rather have it in the bottom right corner. Even after setting my preferences for this…the notifications still appear in the top right. Wonder what needs to be done here…
Now it doesnt work at ubuntu 14.10
it works for me :), i’m on ubuntu utopic.
For those who can’t have effect, you may first need to install this version of notify-osd.
This worked for me, The graphical application works for this version’s configuration file.
Is there a way to get this on ubuntu 15.04?
Install the configuration tool from another PPA, see the update part in the post.
i am not able to launch the notifyosdconfig even after having installed the package.what should i do?
doesn’t work with the update on 16.04