Gnome notifications popup in the lower left corner of your desktop by default* which constantly annoys me. I usually have a terminal open in the lower left corner, and having my work covered by notifications is quite annoying.
Luckily the fix is easy:
- Open Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor**
- Navigate to
- Edit the
popup_locationto be something less annoying. I prefer
- Close Configuration Editor. Changes will take effect next time you login or just restart the notification-daemon:
~$ killall notification-daemon ~$ /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon &
Note that the notifications will actually show up over the top of your panel which seems a bit strange. However, I’d rather the notification covered the panel than take up any more precious application space than is necessary.
Luckily you can easily test notifications if you have Python and python-notify installed:
>>> import pynotify >>> pynotify.init('foo') True >>> pynotify.Notification('foo', 'bar').show() True
- at least on Gnome 2.22.3 on Debian Sid with notification-daemon 0.3.7-1+b1