Dunst is a lightweight replacement for the notification daemons provided by most desktop environments. It’s very customizable, isn’t dependent on any toolkits, and therefore fits into those window manager centric setups we all love to customize to perfection.
Customize fonts, icons, timeouts, and more. Are you unhappy with the default shortcuts and colors? No worries, you can change these all with a simple configuration file tweak.
Change the look or behavior of notifications matching a specified pattern. You could use this to change the color of message notifications from your favorite jabber buddies, or to prevent important work email notifications from disappearing until you manually dismiss them.
Specify the monitor that notifications should display on, or have them appear on the monitor with keyboard or mouse focus.
Catch an unread notification disappearing from the corner of your eye? Just tap a keyboard shortcut to replay the last notification, or continue tapping to see your notification history.
Keyboard shortcuts can be bound to commands like closing the oldest notification, closing all notifications, and showing history. The mouse can be used too - left-click to dismiss a notification, or right-click to dismiss them all.
Use a keyboard shortcut to open a context menu (via dmenu) for the currently displayed notifications. Right now, it allows you to open notifications' URLs in the browser.
Run custom scripts on notifications matching a specified pattern. Have espeak read out your notifications, or play a song when your significant other signs on in pidgin!
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