Notifications in MATE barely visible.

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Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Zaxon_ » 2019-08-12 09:20

So far everythings works fine on the MATE desktop, except the notifications. When I try the following
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notify-send -t 10000 test

then it is barely visible on the white background and totally invisible on the black backgrounds.
Here is what is displayed (see attachment).
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How to change the transparency levels for the MATE notifications? Where these settings are stored?

I could not find any tool which could allow to configure this.

Kind regards,
Zaxon
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Bloom » 2019-08-12 09:34

The colors of the notification popups are chosen by the icon theme. Perhaps you can try another icon theme?
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Zaxon_ » 2019-08-12 09:43

Tried to change the icons theme to all available and run the notify-send, but I could not notice any change.

Previously I was using Xfce4 where the notifications had no transparency at all. That was good, but I cannot use Xfce4 anymore due to some bug.

Is there any place where these settings are stored (some config file)?
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Bloom » 2019-08-12 10:22

What bug? I use XFCE and experience no problems.
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Zaxon_ » 2019-08-12 10:36

Bloom wrote:What bug? I use XFCE and experience no problems.

I also did not for a long time, then suddenly I was getting the issue with the xfsettingsd. Here is the original post:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=143090
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby djk44883 » 2019-08-12 12:10

Zaxon_ wrote:I could not find any tool which could allow to configure this.

depending on your specific configuration or preference...
1. Menu > System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Popup Notifications
or
2 Control Center > "Look and Feel" section > Popup Notifications

Select the Theme drop-down list, select one. Click Preview to see if it's what you want. If not, repeat until you like one... if not, you may need to change your theme and choose Standard Theme depending how important this is.
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Zaxon_ » 2019-08-12 12:44

Thanks for the tips about the pop up notification configurations. I did all what you suggested before I posted this. Nothing works. I was hoping to find an info where some text config files exist to tweak the settings.

I found Dunst replacement of the MATE notification daemon and it works much better (at least it is easy configurable by the config text file).
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Bloom » 2019-08-12 13:34

Perhaps you could edit .gtrkrc-2.0 and include this:
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#XFCE desktop style
style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
    XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 01

    base[NORMAL] = "#000000"
    base[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
    base[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"

    fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
    fg[SELECTED] = "#000000"
    fg[ACTIVE] = "#000000"
}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

This will make sure that everything related to icons (including pop-up notifications) is always contrasted between foreground and background colors.
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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby djk44883 » 2019-08-12 14:03

Bloom wrote:Perhaps you could edit .gtrkrc-2.0 and include this:

You should add, you'll need to install xfce desktop environment.

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Re: Notifications in MATE barely visible.

Postby Bloom » 2019-08-12 14:29

You simply need to replace the XFCE references by MATE references.
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