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How To Change Notifications Position In Cinnamon

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Cinnamon doesn’t have an option to change the notification position on the screen yet, but you can do this by editing the theme CSS code (cinnamon.css theme file).

Let’s change the notifications position. If you’re using the default Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon edition theme (Nightlife Graphite), you have to edit the « /usr/share/themes/Nightlife – Graphite/cinnamon/cinnamon.css » file so open a terminal and run the following command:

gksu gedit "/usr/share/Ambiance Theme Updated With Dark Toolbars For Nautilus And Other GNOME 3.8 Released - See What's New [Video, Screenshots]" href="http://www.adminreseau.fr/gnome-3-8-released-see-whats-new-video-screenshots/">GNOME 3 Apps [Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander]" href="http://www.adminreseau.fr/ambiance-theme-updated-with-dark-toolbars-for-nautilus-and-other-gnome-3-apps-ubuntu-13-10-saucy-salamander/">Ambiance Theme Updated With Dark Toolbars For Nautilus And Other GNOME 3 Apps [Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander]" href="http://www.adminreseau.fr/ambiance-theme-updated-with-dark-toolbars-for-nautilus-and-other-gnome-3-apps-ubuntu-13-10-saucy-salamander/">Dark Themes For GTK 3.6 Or 3.4 [Ubuntu PPA]" href="http://www.adminreseau.fr/2-beautiful-dark-themes-for-gtk-3-6-or-3-4-ubuntu-ppa/">themes/Nightlife - Graphite/cinnamon/cinnamon.css"

If you’re using the default Cinnamon theme (used by default in LMDE), use the following command instead:
gksu gedit /usr/share/cinnamon/theme/cinnamon.css

For other Cinnamon themes:  the cinnamon.css file path depends on the theme you’re using (it’s in the « cinnamon » folder inside the theme directory). To find out the cinnamon.css file path, open Nautilus and navigate to /usr/share/themes/ – here you’ll find all the available themes -, double click the directory for the theme you’re using you’ll find a « cinnamon » folder where there’s a « cinnamon.css » file which is the file you have to edit to change the notifications position.

cinnamon.css

Then search for the following code:

margin-from-top-edge-of-screen: 30px;

cinnamon notifications bottom

This is the margin from the top edge of the screen so this value changes the notifications position verticallychange its value to whatever you want. If, for instance, you want the Ubuntu NotifyOSD Notifications To Show Up On Active Monitor In Multi-Screen Environments [Quick Tip] » href= »http://www.adminreseau.fr/get-ubuntu-notifyosd-notifications-to-show-up-on-active-monitor-in-multi-screen-environments-quick-tip/ »>notifications to be displayed at the bottom right, you can enter the value of your screen vertical width minus 100 pixels (example: if you have a 1920×1080 screen resolution, your screen width is 1080px, so you would use 980 (1080-100) as the value).

If you want to change the horizontal notifications position, search for:

margin-from-right-edge-of-screen: 20px;

Just like its name says, this is the margin from the right edge of the screen. Once again, depending on your screen resolution, change its value to whatever you like.
Once you change the values, save the file, then open Cinnamon Settings and under Themes, select a different theme, then switch back to the theme you were using. This basically applies the changes so you can see the tweaked notifications in action.

Now, to send a test notification, firstly install libnotify-bin:

sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin

And send a test notification using the following command:

notify-send --icon=gtk-add "Test notification" "This is the message body"

For tweaking the default notifications in Ubuntu, see: Closable / Movable NotifyOSD Notifications Available For Ubuntu 12.04

via DesdeLinux.net


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