Dunst is a lightweight replacement for the notification-daemons provided by most desktop environments. It’s very customizable, doesn’t depend on any toolkits and therefore fits in those windowmanager centric setups we all love to customize to perfection.
Customize fonts, icons, timeouts and more. Are you not happy with the shortcuts and colors provided?. No worries, you can change all this with a simple configuration file.
Override colors, icons, timeouts etc. for notifications that match a certain pattern. This can be used to give messages from your favourite jabber buddies their own color or stop those needs immediate response emails from work from timing out so they are displayed until you manually discard them after you replied.
Specify on which monitor the notifications should be displayed or make them follow to the monitor which contains the mouse cursor or has the window with keyboard focus.
Just saw a notification dissapear in the corner of your eye or haven't finished reading that one before it timed out? Just press the history keyboard shortcut to redisplay the last message (Use multiple times to go further back in history).
Keyboard shortcuts for closing the oldest notification, closing all notifications and history. The mouse can be used too; Left-click to discard clicked notification and right-click to discard all notifications.
Open a context menu (using dmenu) via keyboard shortcut for the displayed notifications. Currently it only filters out urls and lets you open them in your browser.
Run custom scripts on notifications that match a certain pattern. Let the text of the notification be read to you by espeak or play a song when your significant other signs on in pidgin.
Nikos Tsipinakis firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Lusso email@example.com
Sascha Kruse firstname.lastname@example.org
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