Have you ever missed a notification pop-up in Ubuntu?
I have, and whilst Notify OSD – the proper name for the alert delivery system used in Ubuntu – can hardly be called a ‘blink and you miss it’ affair, it is, still, possible to miss notifications whilst you’re off making coffee or tending to a harem of guinea pigs.
That’s where this ‘Recent Notifications’ applet comes into play. The service it provides is simple enough: it logs all notifications that show up on your screen – whether you act on them or not.
I’m struggling to find a use case of my own in which I’d need to see missed notifications (Chat, Gwibber etc are all stored in the Messaging Menu for example) but if I am on the look out for gaining a more detailed report of a missed notification (such as an IRC message) then this applet would certainly be helpful.
Grab the .debs below. Work with Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10.
- indicator-notifications_0.2.2-0~ppa~oneiric_amd64.deb (16.5 KiB)
- indicator-notifications_0.2.2-0~ppa~oneiric_i386.deb (16.5 KiB)
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/recent-notifications
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-notifications