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Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” - much bigger than it needs to be

This feels like quite a dumb question and i'm a bit embarassed to ask. But it's really bugging me. A week or so ago, triggered by i don't know what (but presumably something i did by accident) the ...
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How to show a notification a la Growl to all Linux consoles

I'm building a textmode only linux netbook. I'd like to show information (like battery status) when pressing a hotkey, that would appear on top of whatever running program and disappear in a few ...
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notification-daemon icon

I am trying to change the icon of notification-daemon, working on Debian with Openbox, with tint2 as panel, all icons are from Numix theme (I have changed in .gtkrc-2.0 and gtk-3.0/settings.ini that I ...
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How do I make notifications for removable media hotplug to be temporary

In Gnome 3.16, when you connect a USB disk a notification pops up and stays until you dismiss it. This is annoying since the notification bubble is right in the top centre of the screen. I would ...
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Decent GUI notifications in GNOME

I use OS X 10.10.3 here at work, and my colleagues use Fedora 21 with Gnome 3.14.2. I use apps like Mail and Telegram, and OS X give excellent visual warnings about new messages (numeric badges in ...
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How to get desktop notifications of Evolution in Mint

I've got problems setting up the notifications for Evolution. I already installed mail-indicator-evolution and evolution-indicator but neither of them appear in the notification area. How can I ...
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Schedule backup with notification?

To avoid editing files at the same time of backup scheduled by cron, I figure out a way: Before backup, send a desktop notification such as notify-send -t 0 "Ready for backup", to let me prepare ...
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Is there a desktop notification that stays shown until I click it?

notify-send keeps showing notification for a few second. its option -t specifies the timeout in milliseconds at which to expire the notification. Can I send a notification which will last until I ...
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procmail and libnotify: how to display emails received? [duplicate]

I am trying to get procmail to work with libnotify (notify-send). My .procmailrc has a couple of recipes, which just essentially filter mails into different folders.. nothing fancy. Most of my ...
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notify-send/notification-daemon: disable tray icon

When I use notify-send to send a simple message to notification-daemon: notify-send "hello" it not only displays the message but also creates a system tray icon, as shown on the screenshot below: ...
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Why is my notifications applet displaying incorrectly?

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra with the MATE desktop environment. Perhaps I shouldn't have done this, but when I was adding a new application to my list of startup applications, I saw what seemed like ...
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USB connect/disconnect notification

I use Linux Mint 13 MATE, and I'm trying to set up notifications when I plug/unplug devices. First of all, I found udev-notify package, but unfortunately it almost doesn't work for me: it works for ...
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Why does my vim status line say “Obtaining ../”?

On the righthand side of my vim status line it says "Obtaining ../" and is highlighted yellow. Why does it say this? The results of :set are: :set --- Options --- cpoptions=BceFs history=1000 ...
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How to be notified when a USB device was plugged in?

My system has to auto-mount USB devices; how can I be notified when a USB device is plugged in? Where can I read more about this subject? I would like to handle this problem via C or a shell script. ...
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Sending SMS in Linux? [duplicate]

How can we send a SMS message from a Linux server to mobile for notifying specific process status saying when a process goes down?
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OSD notification for Irssi

I want to get a notification each time I get a /query message or get highlighted in a channel. this notification should be in the form of bubble OSD (on screen Display). If OSD isn't possible for ...
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Start notification-daemon as a service

I am running Debian and wish to make use of notify-send. But notify-send doesn't give me any notification unless I have one of the following running: # either: ...
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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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Keyboard layout change indicator

I have (and often change) 3 keyboard layouts on my Mint 17/Mate. I would like to see a notification on my screen when layout is changed, e.g. "Switched to English/US". I tried to do it via keyboard ...
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Synchronous notifications with notify-send and xfce4-notifyd?

The title of this question is really self explanatory. I intend to send synchronous volume notifications in arch(changing volume and showing the progress bar) and was wondering if I can do this with ...
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How can I receive input through notifications in bash?

When I get a chat message in Empathy, I get a notification in GNOME Shell. This notification allows me to input a reply directly, instead of having to switch to Empathy. Is there any way I can get a ...
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How can I use cron to display messages on the screen via notify-send

I am toying around with notify-send and cron (on an Arch machine) and I can't figure out a way to combine them: I tried the solution given here and here, but neither worked. How can I use them? ...
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Pidgin will not disable the notifications

I'm using Pidgin 2.10.0-1.fc14 and libpurple 2.10.0. I have completely disabled all the notifications from Plugins: Libnotify Popups and Message Notifications. The problem is it still notifies every ...
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procmail save into a dir and execute a script?

I'm using procmail with Maildir/ and easy rules like the one below to save incoming emails into directories: :0: * ^X-Spam-Status: Yes Spam/ Now I would like a desktop notification on new emails in ...
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Shifting GNOME 3 notification corner to bottom-left!

I like that GNOME 3's (v3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04) 'Hot Corner' and 'notification corner (?)' response really fast, but the latter, for me, would have been better off at the bottom-left corner; leaving the ...
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How to get the name of the last mounted/unmounted filesystem

I'm know I can monitor (using poll, or select) on the files /proc/mount or /etc/mtab and findout WHEN a filesystem is mounted or unmounted. Also I can use getmntent for getting a list of mounted ...
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nm-applet runs fine from the command line but not at startup

If I run nm-applet from the command line, it works fine, and an icon appears in my notification area. But, I have nm-applet in my list of startup applications, and it fails to load when I log in. ...
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How to forward libnotify to growl

I'm looking for a simple solution to forward libnotify notifications (from knotify4) to a remote growl servers (running on Windows and Android). So far I'm only able to send remote growl ...
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What program displays volume/screen brightness under KDE?

It seems there's some bug in KDE related to power management and after putting my netbook to sleep several times, plugging it in and out, the notification about screen brightness set to 100% doesn't ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?

I'm using the dynamic window manager of suckless (dwm). I noticed that firefox is able to send nice notifications when a download has finished. See the two figures When I'm on a different tag, I ...
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Dunst notifier on CentOS

I need a notifier such that: It is possible to send messages from one machine to another without any password (like in case of notify-send). Correct me if I'm wrong. It is such that only when a user ...
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Broadcast or send machine readable code to ssh clients

Here's an interesting situation. I have: A Linux box that is a motion sensor and can execute command line commands upon receiving a motion event (see the Linux motion app). Another Linux box that (I ...
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Battery full notification

I am using a Linux distribution, I didn't get any notification even after the battery is full. Is there any custom script to run battery charge status and output a sound notification when the ...
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Notify-send not working when run from apache [duplicate]

I have the following script (alert.sh) which has been setuid'd: DISPLAY=:0.0 notify-send --urgency=low -i python "The job has finished" and the following PHP file alert.php: <?php echo ...
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How to include %CPU usage in a notification?

I have the following script: #!/usr/bin/env bash sleep_period=8m while true; do if ps -eo %C --sort -%cpu | head -2 | awk 'NR==2 { exit !($1>8); }'; then notify-send 'CPU alert!' ...
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Notifications and notification daemon not working on window manager

Notifications doesn't work on Linux standalone window managers (Openbox, Awesome WM and alike). I tried to install notification-daemon and dunst, but sending with notify-send "something" does not make ...
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Get system notification at a certain time?

Is there a way, in Linux or FreeBSD, to receive notification from system at a specified time? I'm thinking something in like of what inotify in Linux does for filesystem events. There IS a way to ...
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Linux GUI to track connections made from/to this computer

Is there a GUI to track any socket connection sent to this computer and which program that initiates it? Also if possible track any incoming connection sent to this computer and which program that ...
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Cron job still running when deleted

On a server I inherited, there is a cron job running hourly on one of the Debian servers. It sends an email out to a non-existent email, but bounces back to my account since I listed myself as the ...
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Ubuntu styled notifications in Linux Mint

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. It ran smoothly after forcing a kernel update by activating visibility of "Level 5" "dangerous packages". Later, after a post-update reboot, my ...
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Generic notification framework/API

I'm looking for a specific functionality/piece of software, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me find it. I administer a fairly large number of servers and run some long-term jobs on some of them ...
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How can I be notified about state changes to a VPN adapter

On Ubuntu 12.04 - actually Kubuntu, but I am using NetworkManager, so the configuration should be the same - I have configured a few VPN connections. Now, if I have a long-running up- or download, ...
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How do I prevent Skype notifications during a call

If I am on a Skype call with a person (with Share Screen Option switched ON), I don't want to get notified if someone calls me or messages me. They shouldn't know who my contacts are. What should I do ...
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notify-send command with -u critical and -t option

I sometimes see the command : notify-send -u critical -t 3000 "Example" However, with -u critical, it seems like the notification doesn't time out. What is the purpose of adding a timeout option ...
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Clearing/modifying previous libnotify notifications?

I have written a script which generates notifications like this: notify-send -i audio-card "Transferring audio playback to speakers." \ "Audio playback has been transferred to the analog output ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Script to send mail if there has been no entry in a log file for a certain amount of time

I am new to shell scripting. How would I write a script which can send an alert mail if there is no entry in the log file for more than 3 hours.
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Suppress desktop notifications in fullscreen VLC

How to prevent desktop notifications from showing up when VLC is in fullscreen mode? Some of my scripts display desktop notifications using notify-send. The best solution would be to configure that ...
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Previous login notification

I am using CentOS 6. How can I configure it so the system notifies the user, upon successful login, of the date and time of the last login? Is that possible?