Ubuntu – How to make notifications appear on a specific monitor


In my Ubuntu 12.04, I have two monitors: left is the laptop and the right one is an external and big monitor. My vision is generally focused on the laptop monitor, but the notifications appears in the right one, therefore, I lose the notifications.

Is possible to change the location of the notifications? For example, the notifications appear on the top-right corner of the laptop/left monitor.

Best Answer

For an imperfect workaround, install dconf-editor (provided by the package dconf-tools), navigate to Apps > notify-osd and change the value of multihead mode to focus-follow.

This will draw the volume notifications a little too high up on your left monitor, causing them to overlap the panel - but they will at least be drawn on your left monitor. Email/message/music/other notifications don't overlap and look fine using this method.

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