[ubuntu-uk] Attractive Features for Ubuntu

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 19:47:52 UTC 2011

On 19 December 2011 17:23, Joe Smith <yothsoggoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been using Ubuntu for a few years now, since Karmic, on several
> computers. These days I mainly use Ubuntu (Oneiric 11.10) on my desktop and
> Xubuntu (Oneiric 11.10) on my netbook.
> Recently, though, I've been experimenting with Gnome-Shell on Fedora and,
> although I still prefer Ubuntu, there a few features I really like in
> Gnome-Shell and I was wondering if there are any equivalent/similar features
> for Ubuntu (Unity/XFCE mainly as they're what I use)
> The main think I like is the notification system. When logged in with
> Empathy, if I receive a message a small notification appears at the bottom
> of the screen with the message, which I can then click to reply straight
> away or ignore and allow it to disappear like a normal notification.
> Does anyone know of any way to get this sort of feature or anything similar?

I'm puzzled. Unity does this already. The notifications are
translucent boxes at top right of the screen. The daemon is called
ayatana-notify, IIRC.

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