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       gnome-osd-client - A GNOME OSD shell interface


       gnome-osd-client  [-h]  [--help]  [-f] [--full] [-s] [--stdin] [--dbus]


       The gnome-osd-client command allows you to send Gnome OSD notifications
       from shell scripts.


       -h --help
              Display help on command-line options.

       -f --full
              Enable  "full" message specification syntax, which is XML based.

       -s --stdin
              Read message from stdin instead of command-line.

       --dbus Always use D-BUS instead of Bonobo as IPC mechanism.

              By default Bonobo is used, unless it is not available, in  which
              case D-BUS is tried next. This option reverses this order.


       The protocol used by GNOME OSD is XML based (surprise!).

                   <message ..attributes..> ...pango markup... </message>

       For       a       description       of      pango      markup,      see

       The <message> XML element accepts the following attributes:

       id     This allows you to create or use alternative  OSD  instance;  By
              specifying  different  IDs, you can keep several messages on the
              screen at the same time. But for each ID, only one  message  can
              be  displayed  at  a  time.  If  not  specified, id=’default’ is

              Can be used in conjunction with ’id’, to specify  that  the  new
              OSD  instance (which must not already exist) inherits properties
              from the instance identified by  ’inherit’.  If  not  specified,

       Any  gnome-osd gconf key name (run "gconf-editor /apps/gnome-osd" for a
       list, with respective documentation)
              These  control several message properties.  This can not be used
              for  messages  with  ID  ’default’.   Property   overrides   are
              remembered across messages for the same ID. For instance, if you
              specify  animations=’false’  for  id=’foo’,  next  message  with
              id=’foo’ will have animations turned off by default.


       gnome-osd-client -f "<message id=’myplugin’ osd_fake_translucent_bg=’on’ osd_vposition=’center’ animations=’off’ hide_timeout=’1000’ osd_halignment=’right’>Volume: 96%</message>"


       Gnome OSD was written by Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro.

                                 March 05 2006             gnome-osd-client(1)