View Full Version : [SOLVED] pop up messages in Karmic Koala at the start

January 20th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Since Kermic, at the start of my session, on the right of my screen I can see a message that pops up to tell me the wireless connection has been done or has been lost.


This pop up is really cool because when you put the cursor on it, the message disappears so that you can't click on it. And if you remove your cursor from the place, the message appears again.

I would like to be able to send such messages to myself. Do you know how please ?

January 20th, 2010, 11:43 PM
You can use notify-send:

notify-send -i path/to/icon.png "Title" "Message Text"

January 21st, 2010, 01:25 AM
You can even play an audio file at the same time.
eg I use this script with my gmail conky


notify-send --icon=/home/glen/Pictures/gmail2.png "Gmail" "You have new mail" &
play -q ~/Sounds/message.wav

You need to install sox for the play command to work and I think
it only works with wav files.

sudo apt-get install sox

January 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
Thank you so much sisco311. This works perfectly :D Thank you stinkeye too!! The trick about the sound is very cool ^_^ In love with ubuntu