On my laptop (running Ubuntu 10.04 as it has outdated hardware) I was able to theme my Notify-OSD using the repository here. When I went to replicate the steps on my desktop running Ubuntu 13.04, the theming did not change.
- Both computers are running Fluxbox as the default window manager
- Desktop notify-osd package version: Installed: 0.9.35daily12.11.28-0ubuntu1-leolik~ppa1
- File exists:
The main differences between these systems are in what is installed: on the desktop Gnome3 and Unity are also installed, whereas the laptop has only Gnome2.
cipherboy@ubuntu-basement:~$ cat ~/.notify-osd
slot-allocation = dynamic
bubble-expire-timeout = 5sec
bubble-vertical-gap = 5px
bubble-horizontal-gap = 5px
bubble-corner-radius = 0,5%
bubble-icon-size = 20px
bubble-gauge-size = 5px
bubble-width = 240px
bubble-background-color = 3c3b37
bubble-background-opacity = 100%
text-margin-size = 10px
text-title-size = 100%
text-title-weight = bold
text-title-color = ffffff
text-title-opacity = 100%
text-body-size = 90%
text-body-weight = normal
text-body-color = ffffff
text-body-opacity = 100%
text-shadow-opacity = 100%
bubble-close-on-click = 0
bubble-prevent-fade = 1
bubble-as-desktop-bg = 1
Running Notify-osd from the terminal does not enlighten me:
What it should look like:
cipherboy@ubuntu-basement:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu$ killall notify-osd
reading settings from '/home/cipherboy/.notify-osd'
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
cipherboy@ubuntu-basement:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu$ notify-send "hi"
What it looks like:
Note: Upon playing around, it looks like it obeys some of the config file (size, image size, etc), but not the colors nor border radius.