themerc deals with notifications as well I think...
Have you tried running this?
I love #! more than my own kids. I told them and they sympathized.
Pardon the thread resurrection.
Thank you SO MUCH for finding a solution to this problem. I've been playing around with a net-installed Debian Wheezy, and somehow the dunst package got installed. All I got was that ugly blue bar, across multiple desktops (XFCE and MATE), and none of the GUI-based configuration tools could change it. I ran dpkg-reconfigure on every package that had "notify" in the title to try and reset the configuration (I assumed configuration was to blame), to no avail.
The above solution worked. Purge dunst, reboot the system, and no more ugly.
~ Drewdle ~
Toshiba Satellite A200 - Pentium T2310 1.46Ghz / CrunchBang Waldorf
Thank you man for solution!!! I just googled this post. My problem that I install i3 then I remove it and my notifs under LXDE makes ugly blue sh*t, like on your screenshot.
sudo apt-get purge dunst
This solves my problem on Lubuntu 13.10.
Last edited by Hronom (2013-12-20 12:01:50)
I stumbled upon this thread while searching for something else, but I want to add something to the discussion:
There is absolutely no need to reboot after purging dunst! Just
ps -A|grep dunst
or just use your preferred way of killing processes(via top, htop, etc...)
PS Also, you shouldn't say dunst is ugly, just say you don't like it. I(and many people who like minimalistic design) actually prefer the way it looks over any other notification system, but I use xfce4-notifyd because dunst can't handle progress bars (like the one you get when changing volume for example).
Last edited by sxdw (2014-02-04 13:52:40)