Dunst

A customizable and lightweight notification-daemon

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.

Dunst is a part of the j4tools tools set.

Features

customization Customize colors, fonts, geometry, timeouts etc.

Rules Override colors, 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 respons* emails from work from timing out so they are displayed until you manually discard them after you replied.

Multihead support 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.

History 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 driven 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.

Context Menu 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.

Scriptable 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.

Dependencies

Note: Package names for your distribution may vary. When compiling from source you may also need the corresponding *-dev packages if your distribution separates those into extra packages

Screenshots

See the Screenshots page for screenshots.

Releases

RSS feed for new releases

Changelog

Version 1.0.0

Version 0.5.0

Version 0.4.0

Version 0.3.0

Version 0.2.0

Git repository

The repository is hosted on GitHub

You can clone the project with Git by running:
$ git clone git://github.com/knopwob/dunst

Bug reporting

Please use the GitHub bug tracker.

If you don't have a github account you can also send me an email (knopwob@gmail.com), but the github issue tracker is the preferred way.

Contact

Author

Sascha Kruse <knopwob@gmail.com>

License

Licenced under the terms of the 3-clause BSD License.

Copyright (c) 2013, Sascha Kruse knopwob@gmail.com
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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