Notes on notification-daemon

Just a few brief things I’ve learned about notification-daemon while trying to make mine less annoying:

  • It’s been five years and notification-daemon is still effectively undocumented as far as I can tell (Aside from the odd example, the best you can do is work sideways from Ubuntu’s guide to the API it shares with NotifyOSD)
  • You can change the theme via the notification-properties command
  • You should be able to select which screen corner will play host to notifications via notification-properties but it’s apparently broken and current versions of notification-daemon will always force top-right corner.
  • There’s no setting for controlling which monitor you’re using it on. It will pop up on the one your mouse happens to be occupying, even if that means covering your browser’s Close Tab button and annoying the hell out of you.

Time to expedite my switch to Awesome and tweak Naughty to get what I want, I guess.

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