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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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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 && ...


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


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


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Feed Notifier I wrote an app specifically for this purpose, it's called Feed Notifier. It's a Windows application that resides in the system tray and displays pop-ups as new items are found in the feeds. Check it out. Note: Feed Notifier is now open source on Github.


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


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I lead myself to the solution from a posting on Google Groups. Turns out you have to force Colloquy to run in 32-bit mode in order to get it to show up in the Growl .prefpane: Then, you can customize the Colloquy notifications however you choose:


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Hey, I just had this same issue, but there was not compatibility mode when I right clicked skype in the task bar. I found that if you go into Tools \ options \ Advanced \ and uncheck the box that says "keep skype in the taskbar while i'm signed in" fixed up the issue for me.


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I was able to fix this by opening gconf-editor, and setting the key /apps/gnome-power-manager/notify/low_capacity to false.


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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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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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I'd like to recommend Growl for Windows with the iTunes plugin (can't post a second link at the moment). Growl is a general notifier, that sits in your tray and produces pop-ups, based on events happening (change tracks, downloads finished, etc.). The pop-ups are a little like those windows messenger produces, but you can style them and make them and have ...



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