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    use Skype with Jaunty notifications (notify-osd)

    I wrote a python script to use the new notification system introduced in Jaunty and now I have updated it use work with later releases of Ubuntu.

    * Notifies when a contact comes online, when they have a birthday soon or when a file transfer is completed.. And when they send you a message new text is appended in the notification bubble. Of course, message notifications are only shown if the conversation doesn't have focus.
    * We now support the Messaging Menu, simply run skype-dbus-service.py. Although for some reason (?) the envelope doesn't go green.

    Hope someone finds it useful and this is how to install the script:
    * Download the files by typing into a terminal
    Code:
    bzr branch lp:skype-notify
    * open Skype -> menu (the Skype icon in the lower left) -> Options
    * Press 'Notifications' then 'Advanced View'
    * [x] Mark 'Execute the following script on _any_ notification'
    Paste
    Code:
    python ~/skype-notify/skype-notify.py -e"%type" -n"%sname" -f"%fname" -p"%fpath" -m"%smessage" -s%fsize -u%sskype
    * you can enable and disable individual notifications: just uncheck "Display pop-up notification"

    * Press 'Apply'
    Last edited by Lightbreeze; November 29th, 2010 at 01:25 PM.

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Approved; thank you for your tutorial contribution.

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Thanks, I'll try it now.

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Nice work!

    I'm not a Python developer, but I'm wondering if there's scope for detecting if a particular Skype chat has focus, and suppressing the notifications if so? It's kind of distracting seeing the notification pop up when you're already in the chat window. I'd personally only like to see a chat notification if I was in another application.

    Is this info sent in the variables sent in the events?

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    valerie-23: I have a rough script working to do what you ask. If the window is unfocused it will notify and add an indicator - which will disappear if the chat gains focus before the indicator is clicked. I'll re-look over the code and clean it up a bit then post it here in a few days.

    Glad that someone else finds it useful

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Awesome! I tend to miss the default Skype notifications that pop up (they're too small!), so using the new notifier is really useful.

    I'll look forward to your updated script

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Could someone please do this for Thunderbird? Please!?

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    it works perfect for me

    thank you!!!

    =D>=D>=D>=D>=D>

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    Quote Originally Posted by RD1 View Post
    Could someone please do this for Thunderbird? Please!?
    hi,

    here you can find an experimental version of a notify for thunderbird. check it out:

    https://launchpad.net/libnotify-mozilla

    it works very well and i don't have any trouble with that add-on.

    cu
    Pate
    Last edited by Pate_Toni; June 27th, 2009 at 02:07 PM.

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    Re: use Skype with Jaunty notifcations (notify-osd)

    thank you! =D>=D>=D>=D>
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