Can the notification bubble be automatically given focus?

Asked by James Gregory on 2010-07-07

I don't have sound on my computer unless I plug in headphones, so I rely on the notification bubble that appears when an alarm goes off. However, this notification dialog appears behind my current window, and doesn't grab focus, so I don't notice it. Is this a limitation of Gnome, or can the notification be somehow allowed to pop up over the top of other windows and grab focus?

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Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #1

The notification bubble should always appear above other windows. Which distro are you running?

James Gregory (james-jrg) said : #2

I am running a mostly standard version of Ubuntu lucid x64

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #3

Then that sounds like a bug in Ubuntu - the notifications should always be on top of other windows. Consider filing a bug / question on the notify-osd package.

James Gregory (james-jrg) said : #4

The "notification bubble" doesn't look like a notification popup, it just looks like a normal gnome window. Notification popups work for empathy and rhythmbox (though I'm just assuming they use notify-osd, I guess they could use something else).

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #5

Ah, yes. Support for notify-osd was added in 0.3 - consider upgrading:

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