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Skype: Get Growl-like Notifications with Skype-Notify Script

Skype Notify is little python script that takes advantage of Ubuntu 9.04’s growl-like transparent notifications to bring slick Skype updates to your system tray.

Not that Skype really needs one, it has the (like it or not) right-side-of-the-screen taskbar popup notifications. Rather dull, no? So if you want to test this, its simply because you like anything growl – – like me.

Skype-Notify Script uses Ubuntu’s native notify-osd unlike Mumbles that uses the DBus notification system

To install, download the script, say to your Home directory. Get Skype running, move to Options -> Notifications -> Advanced View -> Check the “Execute the following script on any event” option and paste the following script into it

python /home/your-username/skype-notify.py -e"%type" -n"%sname" -f"%fname" -p"%fpath" -m"%smessage" -s%fsize -u%sskype

You’re done when you hit “Apply”

via [Webupd8.blogspot.com] | Update: Skype Notify Follow-Up