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 plain notify-send and xfce4-notifyd(eg. a hint or something).

EDIT1: More precisely I want new volume notifications to replace old ones so that it emulates a volume meter and it doesn't flood my screen.

If not, is this possible with notify-osd or do I need to actually use libnotify?


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Or try zenity. You can do all kinds of fun things with notifications, including progress bars (although they use a regular popup window).

  • I was actually referring to notifications as in notification-dameon or notify-osd. I'm not looking to use dialogs.
    – nikitautiu
    Sep 15, 2012 at 17:30
  • Sorry, for some reason I thought Zenity did those, but now I try it I see my scripts used zenity for the indicator icons, and notify-send for the pop-up notifications.
    – ams
    Sep 17, 2012 at 8:19

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