Skype doesn't use native notifications

Bug #453598 reported by Lightbreeze on 2009-10-16
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Skype Notify
notify-osd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Skype Notify is a hack. Better if Skype used libnotify, the standard way to display notifications.

Using libnotify, Skype notifications would match the look of the Desktop, would act in the manner intended by distributors like Ubuntu, and would be more customisable by the user.

The bug report against Skype is located at

description: updated
tags: added: libnotify skype
tags: added: notification notifyosd
removed: libnotify
Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

There is an open source version of Skype for Linux being developed! :D
I feel confident we can get proper notifications included in the official client.

Happy days, see:

description: updated
Changed in skype-notify:
status: New → Confirmed
frizzle21 (frederik-nnaji) wrote :

i don't feel so confident as yet.
Pidgin is able to talk to Skype via dbus API, i see a category "Skype" with its own indicators in the messaging menu and notify OSD shows bubbles on incoming messages, when i setup my Skype account in pidgin.

My contacts also appear on the buddy list.

Now we need this to work with "Contact List" and Telepathy/Folks, then we'll need a clever way of getting rid of the notification area icon on the long run.

Perhaps it would suffice to place a Skype button in the Unity launcher...

Ivan Evtukhovich (evtuhovich) wrote :

You can use libnotify together with Skype

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

affects: notify-osd → notify-osd (Ubuntu)
Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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