Psykus Jan 27, 2013 @ 9:21am
Feature Request: Use Libnotify for Desktop Notifications/Toasts
Would be nice if the Steam client used most Linux desktop environments' native way of handling pop-up notifications. Currently in XFCE the Steam popups are covering up part of my primary taskbar/panel on the bottom right, while the rest of my normal notifications from Firefox, Pidgin, etc show up in the top right of the screen and don't cover up anything.

I realize the Steam overlay currently uses the same notifications so it could create a disconnect, the Libnotify powered notifications could end up looking different from the ingame ones.

But it's an idea to consider at least.

I know that Mac OS X has it's own native notification system now, does anyone know if the Mac version of Steam currently uses that or does it use custom notifications/popups?
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BurritoBazooka Feb 1, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
I've suggested this before. I agree with you. Libnotify would be a more efficient way of handling notifications, and it is also *much more* customizable on the user's end. Or at least let the user move the Steam notifications position themselves (I think on Mac it defaults to top right or something?)

Currently, the Steam notifications cover part of my Cairo-Dock. When I have many windows open, it acually covers icons, which is disruptive.

I think the Mac version of Steam (from videos, I recall) still use Steam's custom notifications, and not the native one.
alexThunder Feb 13, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
I'm in for this as well. Steam's current notifications look terribly odd.

At least, in Desktop mode (that is, if no game is currently running in fullscreen).
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] Feb 19, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
There’s a feature request for this here, fyi https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/46
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