Creating desktop notifications

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There are several times when you'll be writing a script, or a program, which needs to communicate with the desktop user and here we'll look at two of the more modern approaches.

On Screen Display

On-Screen display basically means that text is displayed over the top of your existing desktop - literally in your display, without a popup window of any type.

notification-daemon

There is a new program which is intended to become the standard notification mediator which handles the display of popups and user interaction.

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