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KDE Improvement

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Homepage:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  3921
Submitted:  Dec 15 2009
Updated:  May 15 2013


What is it?
Colibri provides an alternative to KDE4 Plasma notifications.

Colibri notifications look lighter and are completely passive: they do not provide any buttons. You may or may not like this.

Since they are completely passive, they smoothly fade away when you mouse over them, allowing you to interact with any window behind them.

They also do not stack each others: if multiple notifications happen, they will be shown one at a time.


You need kdelibs >= 4.4.

Colibri can be configured from its System Settings module.
If you need help follow the setup howto at http://gitorious.org/colibri/pages/SetupHowto.

A bit of history

Passive notifications for Plasma first appeared as "Ayatana notifications", an alternative notification system I implemented in Kubuntu Karmic as part of my work for Canonical.

Ayatana notifications were implemented as a patch against the systemtray applet. Colibri is based on this work, but does not require patching any applet.

Colibri contains code I wrote for Canonical, but it is not a Canonical product.


2013.05.14 - 0.3.0
- Bring back drop shadows in KDE SC 4.10
- Use KMessageWidget in KCM
- Remove blank lines between concatenated notifications
- Moved to kde.org git repository

2011.09.25 - 0.2.2
- Plug three small mem leaks. Should also fix a rare crasher. (Aurélien Gâteau)

- Brasilian Portuguese (Caio Romão)
- Slovakian (Slavko)
- Italian (Federico Chiacchiaretta)
- Czech (Pavel Fric)
- Spanish (gejo)

2010.08.06 - 0.2.1
- Disable KWin shadows.
- Quit if we can't register as the notification handler.

2010.08.05 - 0.2.0
New features
- When a second notification arrives from the same application, using the same title, append it to the existing notification.
- Notifications use blurred background on KDE 4.5.
- Notifications use a background halo behind text, similar to what Plasma tooltips do since KDE 4.4, as well as the Plasma theme foreground color.
- Implemented support for the replacesId parameter.
- It is now possible to specify the screen where the notifications will appear.
- A "Preview" button has been added to the KCM.
- It is now possible to start Colibri from within the KCM.
- Turkish translation by Ozan Çağlayan.
- German translation by Michael Gangolf.
- Serbian translation for desktop file by Mladen Pejaković.

- KCM is now translatable.
- The KCM has moved (again!) to the notification group.
- Use an autostart file to start Colibri instead of relying on the DBus service
system. This solves file conflict problems with other notification systems and
ensures Colibri is started when the first KDE notification is sent.
- Fixed linking with gold.

2010.02.16 - 0.1.1
- Moved the KCM to the Desktop category.
- Emit the NotificationClosed() signal when a notification is closed. This fixes double notifications from Banshee.
- Implement the CloseNotification() method.

2009.12.15 - 0.1.0
- First release.

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 by marcs on: Jan 10 2012
Score 50%

Wow, thanks that you are still working on this, I already thought it was dead. This is so incredible useful, it should be part of mainline KDE imho.
What I would love to see is colibri als working for other notifications, like device manager and the likes. Thanks again!

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 Good stuff...

 by itsjustarumour2 on: Mar 17 2012
Score 50%

Works well, KDE really needs these type of notifications. Thanks for your work! :-)

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 dead or?

 by Thaodan on: Jul 15 2012
Score 50%

dead or not?

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 Re: dead or?

 by bk12 on: Jul 16 2012
Score 70%

If there are bugs, I fix them. But so far it does what I want. So: not dead, but rather "done" or "mature".

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 by frag on: May 16 2013
Score 50%

How to configure it?

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 Re: conf

 by bk12 on: May 16 2013
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Open SystemSettings, then go to "Application and System Notifications". There should be a "Colibri Notifications" icon at the bottom of the list on the left.

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 Re: Re: conf

 by frag on: May 17 2013
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I would like much more settings for notifications: sizes, coordinates (x, y), duration visible, etc. :)

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 Very nice alternative but...

 by sylvainsjc on: Jun 2 2013
Score 50%

I'm going back to the standard KDE (4.10.3) system notification because after Colibri activation, dolphin file transfers are not displayed at all.

Does you have an idea to take this in account ?

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 Re: Very nice alternative but...

 by bk12 on: Jun 3 2013
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Colibri does not show file transfers. You can either:

- Remove Plasma notification applet from the systemtray. This way you get classic file transfer dialogs.

- Keep Plasma notification applet in the systemtray, but uncheck the "Application Notification" box. This way you get Plasma file transfer indications and Colibri notifications.

For more info, see:


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 Configure position of notifications

 by DivanSantana on: Jan 3 2014
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So glad this project exists - thank you!

Any chace to configure how far from the edge of the screen the popup is? I've configured for top right corner(default) and it's basically touching the edge of the screen and top plasma panel which doesn't look that great.

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 Re: Configure position of notifications

 by bk12 on: Jan 12 2014
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That is not possible for now, but I find it surprising that it touches the edges of the screen: there should be spaces similar to what happens with tooltips. Do your tooltip touch the edges as well?

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