Notify OSD does not respect Unity's background color setting

Reported by Jorge G on 2012-03-31
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This bug affects 14 people
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Ayatana Design
Undecided
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notify-osd (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Notify-OSD does not pick up the custom background colour value for Unity. It uses the average background colour even when the user specifies a custom background colour to be used in the Unity plugin settings of CCSM.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open compizconfig-settings-manager and find the "Background Color" option
2) Choose any color and/or opacity setting
3) Enter this command: notify-send -i "$Test" -t 5000 --app-name "$" "$from Test" "$This is a test notification"

What should happen:
The bubble's color and opacity matches that of the dash and launcher, thus providing a consistent look

What happens instead:
The bubble's color and opacity take on the "chameleon" effect, ignoring the user's specified color settings

Workaround (Requires the use of third-party software):
1) Follow the commands on this page: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/patched-notifyosd-with-close-on-click.html
2) Open NotifyOSD Configuration
3) Untick "Use Dash background colour..."
4) Choose your own background color and opacity above and click apply

Original description:
When selecting the color of the dash from compiz-setting-manager, notify osd still uses the background color opacity and not the color from the dash in unity precise

Jorge G (geojorg) on 2012-03-31
summary: - Notify OSD don't respect color opacity in compiz-setting-manager
+ Notify OSD don't respect color opacity from compiz-setting-manager
description: updated
Robert Charlton (rectec) on 2012-11-14
summary: - Notify OSD don't respect color opacity from compiz-setting-manager
+ Notify OSD does not respect Unity's background color setting
Changed in notify-osd:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Charlton (rectec) on 2012-11-14
description: updated
Robert Charlton (rectec) wrote :

(Added workaround)

description: updated
description: updated
Robert Charlton (rectec) wrote :

(Added notify-osd preview command. Sorry for so many edits.)

no longer affects: notify-osd
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