notifications are not always on top of other windows

Bug #331115 reported by Nicolò Chieffo on 2009-02-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
notify-osd (Ubuntu)
David Barth

Bug Description

Binary package hint: alsdorf

Currently if there's an app maximized (you can test with firefox) the notification will not be shown, because it is 'under' the firefox window. Notifications need to be on the top!

just tested it using 'notify-send'

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: alsdorf 0.8-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: alsdorf
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-8-generic i686

Nicolò Chieffo (yelo3) wrote :
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

moving alsdorf bugs to new source package: notify-osd

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

david, please subscribe to your packages bugmail ... subscribed you now.

Changed in notify-osd:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

bubbles should be of POPUP window type. Normal toplevel sounds wierd to me.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

attaching patch against latest ~ubuntu-desktop branch; ~ubuntu-desktop branch looks a bit odd and I am not sure if i should just commit there.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

patch available. please review and integrate. Thanks!

Changed in notify-osd:
assignee: nobody → dbarth

Firefox and OpenOffice frequently steal focus to toplevel windows!!
(such as avant-window-navigator)

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Committed to upstream trunk r188, thanks Alex!

Changed in notify-osd:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package notify-osd - 0.8-0ubuntu3

notify-osd (0.8-0ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low

  * data/ Run
    notification-daemon for stracciatella-session.
  * Merge bug fixes from trunk:
    - Ensure that window is always on top. Thanks Alexander Sack for
      the patch! (LP: #331115)
    - change window-title to be picked up by window-match-rules of
      compiz-plugins and not collide with the old notification-daemon
    - egg/egg-fixed.c: Fix unused symbol on arm, which causes build
      failure due to -Werror.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:55:40 +0100

Changed in notify-osd:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Sasquatch (sasquatch) wrote :

I'm 're-opening' this report for xfce4-notifyd, as that one doesn't show the notifications on top as it should with notify-osd. Compiz-Fusion rules don't work on it (add xfce4-notifyd to put it as always on top).

Version of Xfce4-notifyd: 0.1.0-0ubuntu1, Jaunty. Also happens with Karmic.

Kapa (grzegorz-kapkowski) wrote :

I'm also having this in Lucid, you can test with terminal:
terminal in window mode:
notify-send -u normal 'Hi' 'Hello' -> shows properly
notify-send -u critical 'Hi' 'Hello' -> shows properly

terminal in fullscreen mode:
notify-send -u normal 'Hi' 'Hello' -> doesn't show
notify-send -u critical 'Hi' 'Hello' -> shows properly

I don't know if it's intentional, but for me it's a bug.

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