How to Change Notification Bubble Position in Ubuntu 21.04

Want to change the screen notification from top-center to top-right, or any other screen position in Ubuntu, Fedora, or Debian?

It’s easy to change the position of notification popups via Gnome Shell Extension. And Panel OSD is the popular one that supports all current Gnome versions.

The Tutorial supports for:

This tutorial will works on all the following Linux systems with Gnome Desktop:

  • Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04
  • All current Fedora releases.
  • All current Debian releases.

Install Panel OSD & Change Notification Position:

1. For Ubuntu and Debian users, firstly open terminal and install chrome-gnome-shell package, if you don’t have it:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

2. Then click here to go to the extension page, and turn on the toggle icon to install it.

Don’t see the toggle icon? Click the ‘Click here to install browser extension‘ and finally refresh the web page.

3. After installed the extension, open either Gnome Tweaks or Extensions tool to configure it.

  • Gnome Tweaks – install it from your system’s software installer.
  • Extensions – install it via one of the following commands:
    • For Ubuntu & Debian, run command:
      sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-prefs
    • For Fedora, run command:
      sudo yum install gnome-extensions-app

Finally click on the gear button, and change the horizontal position value from left to right, the vertical position from top to bottom via scrollbars.

It also offers options to reset default and preview the notification bubble:

That’s it. Enjoy!

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.