Cross-Platform Python3 Equivalent to notify-send

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sat Jul 27 18:06:01 CEST 2013

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:22:00 -0400, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:
>> That really sucks. I was hoping Python had some way of doing that. All
>> that it needs to do is display a little box at one of the corners of the
>> screen. I thought someone would have implemented something by now. Thank
>> you anyway.
> If it's that simple, how about you do it? Won't take you more than, oh,
> ten minutes, right?
> *wink*
> Don't underestimate the difficulty of "trivial" code when it has to work
> on two dozens different platforms with different capabilities

That doesn't mean the question shouldn't be asked, of course. Steven
isn't (at least, I don't think he is!) scorning you for asking.
Sometimes the response is quite the opposite - that it's so utterly
trivial that there's no NEED for a library function! Never hurts to
throw the question out there...


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