Gnome Popup Messages

Christopher Lees christopher_lees at
Tue Nov 18 12:49:08 GMT 2008

You could use the notify-send command (man notify-send) for this task as
well, if you put it into the script instead of the zenity line:

notify-send -t 50000 "Message from Simon Ives" "$1"

This gives you one of the popup balloon messages, so it won't eat your
clients' keypresses or interrupt their work, but it will remain on the
screen for about 30 seconds. Increase the number if necessary, and add
extra options if you want (such as "-u critical" for an eye-catching
balloon, or "-i important" for an exclamation mark icon).

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