Tyler Mulligan comes up with some of the more left-field tips and tricks south of Ubuntu. I really enjoy his blog. This tip was preened from a posting on Ubuntu Forum’s and raises questions about exactly where Ubuntu osd-notify is heading. Surely not just a blinking irritation in which the only hack available is changing the colour, position, shape and timing of the damn thing.
More humanised and personalised information would be a start. Different levels of information from techies to casual users, would be a bonus. But if you want the power to click through, using the notification system to excute programes, scripts, and whatever, you’ll have to “reinstall” the default gnome notifications system. Which means osd-notify is really just a diversion from the real thing. Nevertheless a sign of healthy competition and development going on in Linux