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Generally, if you know this before running the command, you can just start it with: command; command-after & This will execute the command-after after the previous command has exited (regardless of its exit code). The & will start it in background. If you care about a successful or failure exit, respectively use: command && command-...


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Somehow you've had a script or something similar deliver mail to your account on your local machine which is stored in /var/mail/$USER You can either remove the file /var/mail/$USER which will remove the alert that you have mail (as it will alert you if that folder is present and/or has unread messages) or you can use mail to read the messages before ...


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If you're using the new notification system in Jaunty, you want the notify-send command notify-send - a program to send desktop notifications SYNOPSIS With notify-send you can sends desktop notifications to the user via a notification daemon from the command line. These notifications can be used to inform the user about an event or display some form of ...


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Edit -> Preferences -> General -> "When new messages arrive:" Unchecking the "Show an alert"-Box should do the trick.


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This can happen from time to time, but it is very rare and usually a restart will fix it. The three solutions to try are (in order of convenience): Restart the Windows Audio service. open the Start menu right-click on Computer and select Manage navigate to "Services and Applications" → Services right-click on Windows Audio and choose Restart Restart ...


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I wrote an application that does exactly what you asked for. http://www.feednotifier.com/


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Where it says "search the web and windows" type "notifications" At the top of the of the popup menu you should see something that says "Notications and action settings" Click on that and from you can disable the annoying notications for Office 365 along survey requests and tips from microsoft. You can also choose to uninstall the "Get Office 365" app (...


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Yes, you can do this. Right-click on the contact and look for the item that says something like "Tag for status change alerts"


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Take a look at Microsoft's KB on the issue: When you start a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7 for the first time, one or more of the following icons do not appear in the notification area in the lower-right corner of the screen. The Network icon The Volume icon The Power icon You may also notice that the ...


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Those are called toaster notifications. Go to the Charms menu (Win+C) and click on Settings. There you will see a notifications icon. Clicking on it will disable all such notifications. If you want to disable notifications for specific applications only, then click on "More PC settings" which will bring you to the Metro Control Panel. There, under the ...


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Found another way, through Zenity echo 'message:hi' | zenity --notification --listen (This also has the benefit of already being installed on Ubuntu.)


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As already pointed out, Do Not Disturb does not turn off notifications. If you want to do that, go to Tools > Plug-ins (or Ctrl+U keypress) and uncheck the 'Libnotify Popups' plugin that is responsible for the notifications. Enable the plugin when you want to re-enable notifications again. You can also choose to configure the conditions on which the plugin ...


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Pretty simple, just head over to the Display Properties -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop option and remove the checkbox. I've written up a guide on how to do it: Stop the Annoying "There are unused icons on your desktop" Popup Balloon


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On unix-like systems you can ring the audible-bell: echo -e "\a"


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Use notify-send to send the notification. Set it up as a cron job.


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notify-send 'why hello there' notify-send is part of the package libnotify-tools. perl -MDesktop::Notify -e'Desktop::Notify->new->create(body => q{why hello there})->show' Desktop::Notify is available on CPAN.


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As many of the other commenters said, the best way to do this on a daily basis is to use cron, but if you are only wanting to do it for one day, or sporadically, you can use the at command: echo 'notify-send "Work day is done!"' | at 4:00PM You can use at in a variety of ways, including as a tea timer: echo 'notify-send "Get your tea!"' | at now + 3 ...


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As an alternative: kdialog --passivepopup 'why hello there' 5 5 is the number of seconds it will last. Run kdialog --help for other options, like title.


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this extension appears to do the job - its experimental, so it might either stop working in future, or rolled into mainline firefox in future.


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For KDE users: $ kdialog --title "Long process completed!" --passivepopup "This popup will disappear in 5 seconds" 5 &


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This has changed in TB 3 and is now a bit trickier to turn off. You now need to set mail.biff.show_alert to false in the Config Editor as described at http://www.upfrontsystems.co.za/Members/izak/sysadman/that-annoying-thunderbird-notification-window. For Windows folks do "Tools/Options" rather than "Edit/Preferences" for the first step. To turn off the ...


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Tip: in your Gmail settings choose "Mail notifications off". Instead, install the Chrome extension Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail which gives you the option to set 'show time' for notifications. Also, this extension shows more elaborate notifications, has a "Sound notifications" option, and a few other interesting settings.


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This script, if put in your .bashrc, will execute any command you like whenever the prompt returns after a long time executing a command - customize the "long time" (after the -gt) in seconds, and within the curly braces on the same line you can execute whichever commands you like. You could even send yourself an email with the Host on which this occured and ...


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There's also xmessage that will pop-up a window, so it should work on any X11 system. Pro: It also allows interactively prompting the user with buttons. Con: Like any pop-up alert, it typically receives focus, so if you're in the middle of typing it can disappear before you read the message.


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This is a setting in the preferences: Ctrl + F12 or Alt + P Go to the Advanced tab, then Notifications. Uncheck Show notification for new messages If you use Opera as an RSS reader, notification of fresh new feeds will also not be shown. Elsewhere... You may also need to edit the shortcut used to launch Opera in the first place. For Linux, find the ...


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You can send commands to notify-osd like so: notify-send "Go to bed!" A crontab for daily notification at 4pm would look like so: 0 16 * * * /home/username/notify.sh


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gm-notify - A simple and lightweight highly Ubuntu 9.04 integrated GMail Notifier which takes advantages of the new and nice notify-osd and indicator-applet. Setup and configuration gm-notify


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According to dirs.h, there can be a directory indicators/messages/applications-blacklist, which will be treated as a subdirectory of your user config directory ($HOME/.config by default). I don't think this directory would be created by default, but you can create it yourself. It looks like you'd need to restart the indicator service (log out/log in) after ...


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Go into the Google Now app and tap the three dots in the top-right corner of one of the weather cards. You'll get a pop-up that reads "Interested in weather updates for your location?" Tap "NO" and that should be it. If that doesn't do it, go into the Google Calendar app, open the menu, and select "Calendars to Display." If the local weather is included in ...


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There are several ways to remove it. The simplest is: > /var/mail/<whatever_user> You need to include the '>'



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