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Why does terminal say: “You have mail”?

Any idea why my Mac terminal says: You have mail in /var/mail/lofye How can I make it stop saying that every time I open terminal?
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Is there a way to show notification from bash script in Ubuntu?

Most of the application can show nicely formatted notification on events that appear on top right corner of the screen. I'm about to write a bash script that will do fairy long processing in the ...
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RSS notification in System tray

I am looking for a tiny windows app that will sit in my system tray and check certain RSS feeds periodically, upon new RSS update the items should be displayed as pop-up (or balloons). There are ...
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How can I trigger a notification when a job/process ends?

The place I work has commands that take a long time to execute. Is there a command/utility that I can use to notify me when the command execution is over? It could be a popup window or maybe a ...
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How to disable thunderbird notification

I run Ubuntu Hardy and Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23 (not tagging for linux/ubuntu since I think is a Thunderbird thing, but you can re-tag if appropriate). I am really tired of the email ...
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Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
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Firefox addon to imitate Google Chrome's built-in notification system

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 4 and I would like to be able to receive notifications similar to Google Chrome's built-in notification system, like so: Is there an addon like this or similar?
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How do I set Thunderbird to notify me of new emails in only certain folders?

I use Gmail with Thunderbird, which is working great, except for the part where I get a new email. It shows me the new email twice when notifying because it appears in both the inbox and All Mail ...
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How do I add/remove an entry in the Indicator Applet in Gnome?

I can't seem to find a guide or reference on how to configure the 'indicator-applet' (aka MessagingMenu) that came about in the 9.04 release of Ubuntu. It's that little mail icon that lists messaging ...
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Notification area Volume icon is stuck off

On Windows 7 x64, the system Volume icon in the notification area/tray on the taskbar is missing. It was working recently, but it does not show currently. I have two audio devices - some on-board ...
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How to disable popup messages in Windows 8?

Windows 8 keeps popping up irritating messages at all odd times at the top of the screen: These seem to be like some sort of new balloon tips. How do I get rid of these permanently?
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On windows 7 my volume icon is missing from the system tray

So unexpectedly my volume control is missing from the system tray on Windows 7. I goto the start menu and type volume and choose "Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar" and it's disabled ...
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How can I configure desktop notification display time in Google Chrome?

Recently Gmail introduced an HTML5-based desktop notification feature for Google Chrome users (see this). It's very useful, however, the notifications disappear too quickly (in about 5 seconds) and I ...
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Turn off the Desktop Cleanup Wizard popup forever

Every one in a while, I get a notification asking me if I want to remove unused icons from the Windows XP desktop. How can I turn off this notification forever?
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Google Notifier Replacement for Mac OS X?

Google Notifier is great except that I can't configure when it checks, so it doesn't help my frantic need to know what's new on my email. Is there anything that can do what Google Notifier does? Free ...
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Force Colloquy not to use built-in Growl notifications

Whenever Colloquy needs to pop up a notification (for example, when you are PM'd), it uses its built-in Growl notifications, which really annoy me because they stay on the screen until they are ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon

Is there anyway to disable the unread count in the Skype dock icon? I don't want want to use the Mark unread messages as read immediately option, since I want to see what I missed when I switch back ...
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Make Windows “Show icon and notifications” by default, but let you hide some

In Windows 7 if you have the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option disabled, the setting for individual applications defaults to Only show notifications. Is there a magical ...
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How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console?

How can I write, from a bash script, to KDE's OSD or notification area? I am using KDE 4.5, and basically what I want is my script to report some stuff when it is run. Since I run the script by a ...
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Really simple, really tiny RSS notifier

I keep all of my RSS feeds in Google Reader/FeedDemon/Feedly but generally keep them closed most of the time to avoid distraction. However, I have a few important feeds that I need to keep track of. ...
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How to get better Skype notifications in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu, I want to be notified in a customizable way when someone speaks in a Skype conversation (but not in group Chat 'channels'). The problem is: I have lots of windows open, so I often don't ...
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Make notifications of Skype messages more attention-grabbing

We use Skype chat at work. I'm finding that I don't notice when people send a message to me. The only notification is a tiny little bouncing bubble in the tray. I have three monitors, and the tray is ...
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Command-line desktop notifications on on Ubuntu Lucid

I'm writing a shell script from which I'd like to display a desktop notification which stays in one corner of the display until the user clicks on it, and if multiple notifications are sent, then all ...
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Thunderbird, chat extension, what about notification

As you may have noticed, Thunderbird's new version has now a built-in feature that allows you to use it as a chat client. For example, Google talk. So I initiated my own account. The problem is that ...
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Are there any applications to aggregate Windows 8 notifications?

I see that there isn't a built in way to see recent notifications within Windows 8, but are there any Growl-like applications which can process and store these notifications, since Windows won't do ...
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In Ubuntu, how to get email notifications about (software) RAID problems?

I know getting email notifications should be possible, and perhaps even enabled by default... But how to make sure alerts are properly configured, and if, for any reason, they arent't, how to set them ...
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How to make KDE Desktop stop creating notification 'The screen is being locked'

Is there a setting somewhere that tells KDE Power Management System to stop creating notifications whenever I put the computer to sleep? It is annoying, having my notification list full of 'The screen ...
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Notify when remote (RDP) user logs off?

We have a number of computer's whose user's move between them at semi-random times. (Different tasks at different stations) Sometimes we want to remote into these computer's in order to perform some ...
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How do I get a remind for emails I sent that remain unanswered after a period of time?

Here's a simple scenario I can't find any free solutions to: I am sending an email to a client to which I want to get a response within 3 days. If I get a response, I don't want to be bothered with ...
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Gmail Chrome shortcut + unread message count in Windows 7 taskbar?

Is there a way to display the unread messages count in the Windows 7 taskbar icon that I pinned there after creating a Chrome desktop shortcut for Gmail? Sort of like favicon notifiers but it should ...
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Pidgin still notifies me when buddies come online, even though I'm set to “Do not Disturb”

Even when I have my status set as "Do No Disturb" Pidgin will still notify me when my buddies come online. It's very disturbing. I'd like no notifications to pop up while in DND mode. I've checked ...
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How can I get Skype to not stay minimized in the task bar?

Since two or three updates Skype insists taking up a taskbar slot for its main window (I set it to use the “Compact View”, but it applies to the default view as well). Since I don't need the main ...
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Roozz player: How to get rid of?

I keep getting this popup every now and then on my Windows 7 laptop: I found this Roozz player in "Add/Remove programs" and uninstalled it, but the popup still appears. I do not remember installing ...
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using either notify-send or zenity in Cron

I am trying to get cron to provide a screen alert when it spots a particular situation. I know the script is executed each minute but it will not display on the screen. script executed is: ...
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Software to show info or notifications on peoples computers

I was wondering if there was some kind of software that allows you to put a kind of translucent window that displays info or events for people to see without it interfering with their work. For ...
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iPhone: Automatically disable notifications for certain time intervals?

There are certain times of day that I don't want the iPhone to vibrate/ring to notify me of something, like when in a meeting. Is there a way to automatically set this? (setting a rule like "no ...
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Numlock key notification

Is there any program I can use to have on-screen notification for the status of my numlock? My laptop keyboard does not have any LEDs for the numlock and I never know whether it's on or off without ...
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Can I move the notifications in IE 9 back to the top?

As the title indicates, I'd like to move the notification area in IE9 to the top of my window. My problem is that I've got my monitor in portrait mode for document browsing, and I've wasted several ...
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Thunderbird 15 Chat Notification even if my window in minimized

This is my first post on SU. My Question is related to thunderbird 15.0.1 I configured the chat accounts which is a great feature, I was wondering whether I could configure or install any add-on if ...
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What should I use to ping multiple IPs and get notified of time outs?

I've been using MultiPing to ping hundreds of IPs (from access points and such) and check their performance (packet loss, latency) and uptime. The program is very easy to use, but I was wondering if ...
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Pop-Up Notification when time reaches 4:00PM?

I was wondering if there was a way to display a notification or something from the command line at a certain time. Like when the clock strikes 4:00pm. It would be nice if it would display it using ...
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How to turn off “unread messages” feature on Windows XP login screen?

In Windows XP, if you have logged onto Windows Live Messenger at some point, then it'll start displaying how many unread messages on the Windows login screen. How can I turn it off?
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Which GMAIL notifier for Ubuntu 9.04 is the best?

I would also want the "unread" count to appear next to the notification icon.
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OSX Mavericks - keyboard shortcut to kill notifications

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut in OSX Mavericks to kill/hide notification center alerts (and speed up hiding banners that already disappear after some time automatically)? EDIT: I used ...
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Notification of RAID-Status in Windows 2008?

is there a way to configure Windows (2008 R2 SP1) to send an e-mail (or display a window/message) if one of the drives in a (software) RAID1 is having problems and needs to be replaced? I'm looking ...
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SVN Notifier for linux?

I would like to know if there is any version of this software for linux or any equivalent: svn notifier
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Turn off Mozilla Firefox warning that there are new Firefox add-ons

Time to time Firefox pops up and says there are updates for your browser (especially add-ons). How can I change this so that it doesn't pop up this question any more, and only updates the add-ons ...
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How can I disable the “New hardware found” message on Windows?

On my netbook I have a bluetooth device which is not installed – no driver was installed. Every time I start Windows, a message appears New hardware found, do you want to install driver? ...
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Can I place my Skype notifications on my secondary monitor?

I've just upgraded my Skype to version 5. I get the new notifications in the top right of my primary monitor. My main Skype window is always on my secondary monitor. I had a look at the options... ...
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Is there any way to disable “Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow” notification/action in Windows 7 when using VNC?

Whenever I access my Windows 7 (Professional, 64-bit) desktop through a VNC client (TightVNC on laptop or VNC Viewer on iPhone), Windows pops up the "Windows has detected your computer's performance ...