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Old 03-17-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
hoolahoous
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send notification to top of all windows


I am running mythbuntu. (uses xfce and ubuntu 8.10). I want to send notification to top of all windows. I am using notify-send (libnotify) to send notifications. It works mostly however when I have full screen video (mplayer) playing then it doesn't show it over that.
Is there any setting/package which will allow me to send a notification on top of ALL windows including full screen video.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
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It depends on your settings, but I think that if you send messages using the "wall" command, you'll get the result you want, as "wall" sends messages to all users in the system and most GUIs show these messages in windows on top of all other windows.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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It depends on your settings, but I think that if you send messages using the "wall" command, you'll get the result you want, as "wall" sends messages to all users in the system and most GUIs show these messages in windows on top of all other windows.
i tried wall but it looks like it is console only command. I didn't see anything on GUI. I am looking for gui notifications.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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I tried, as root:
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echo "wall test"  | wall
on both an xterm (Konsole) & a regular tty (@ Ctrl+Alt+F5). It showed up only on the open regular tty's (@ Ctrl+Alt+Fn). I carefully checked all my workspaces (in KDE 3.5.8).
 
Old 03-21-2009, 09:58 AM   #5
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I'm sorry that this solution does not work on your systems. I tried in mine and as soon as I use the same command as yours, a "kwrited" window opens and reports me the message. Maybe you should enable kwrited? I don't know...
 
  


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