Sunday, May 24, 2009

Have Firefox Use Ubuntu's Notification System

old_notification_system
- Firefox's notifications are not very elegant. They do not use the operating systems native notification system and stick out like a sore thumb.
- This guide will configure Firefox to use Ubuntu's notification system.
- The plugin used works for all versions of Ubuntu, not just 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.

Step 1: Disable The Old Notification System
In Firefox's URL bar type about:config
about_config_warning
- ignore the warning message

about_config_false
- Type browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete in the filter bar.
- Set the Value to false

Step 2: Download The FirefoxNotify Plugin
add_ons_plugin
- You must check the"Let me install this experimental add-on" box to download the add-on.

Step 3: Restart Firefox
new_notification
- Now Firefox will use Ubuntu's notification system.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love these simple and effective guides. The ubuntu notifictaion system is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Thanks!

Kris said...

Great mod - clean and sexy.
Thanks!

Pipps said...

Thank you!