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Want to customize the notification bubbles? Well, here I’ll tell you how to move its location, change text color, enable close bubble on click in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

change location of notification bubble

The default Notification Bubbles – NotifyOSD – is not customizable in Ubuntu. Leolik provides a patched (configurable) NotifyOSD in his PPA which allows to change:

  • colors
  • size of the bubbles, font size, icon size, corner radius
  • opacity
  • timeout
  • position on the screen (top-right, middle-right, bottom-right, bottom-left, middle-left, top-left)
  • disable fade out
  • click anywhere on the notification to close it

To install this customizable notification bubbles in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leolik/leolik 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install notify-osd

Once installed, run command to restart the service:

pkill notify-osd

Now install a graphical tool to configure NotifyOSD. Run below commands one by one in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install notifyosdconfig

After that, you can use this tool to customize your notifications:

configure notification

To change the location, run below command in terminal:

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