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FS#41450 - [vlc] permit the use of notify-osd

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nesser (Decepteiskon) - Sunday, 03 August 2014, 23:02 GMT
Last edited by Giovanni Scafora (giovanni) - Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:07 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Giovanni Scafora (giovanni)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: when an event occur, VLC shows a popup by default if it's minimized in tray area. Sadly, the popup is in Windows XP style instead of native/notify-osd style. There's a way to enable that in VLC's preferences but seems isn't enabled in current build.


In that image you can see there are more options that in my VLC pref list

Specifically, LibNotify Notification Plugin is missing.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
vlc 2.1.5-1
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce: open some files on VLC, reduce it to tray and change track. Windows XP style popup should appear.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Giovanni Scafora (giovanni)
Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:07 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Nesser (Decepteiskon) - Monday, 04 August 2014, 02:15 GMT
Browsing VLC sources i found this:
--enable-notify libnotify notification [default=auto]
Comment by Giovanni Scafora (giovanni) - Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:07 GMT
This is an upstream bug. Please report it to the VLC developers.