Today we will learn how to send desktop notifications with Python. For this we will just need a computer with Python installed.
Packages and Setup
You'll need Plyer's notification for this project:
# In CMD or terminal pip install plyer # In project from plyer import notification
You can send notifications by calling the notify() function from notification.
from plyer import notification notification.notify( title = 'testing', message = 'message', app_icon = None, timeout = 10, )
It takes four parameters:
title The large header text at the top of a notification.
message The longer, smaller text where you put more detailed information.
app_icon The image that appears next to the title and message.
timeout How long the message should show on screen.
If we run it right now, our notification should show up!
Improving the design
Let's add an image. All we have to do for this part is specify the file path of the image!
Note: You have to use a .ico file.
app_icon = "image.ico"
You can enforce a delay by using Python's time.sleep():
from plyer import notification import time while True: time.sleep(30) notification.notify( title = 'testing', message = 'message', app_icon = "image.ico", timeout = 10, )
And it shows up every 30 seconds!
You can run this file forever with pythonw.
cd into the directory your .py file is, and then execute the command below
It should execute without any errors.
We can confirm it works by going to our task manager and see the active tasks.
To kill the process, end the task.
If that doesn't work, and you only have one pythonw task running, you can use this command.
taskkill /IM pythonw.exe /F
I hope you enjoyed reading this, and that you find a good use for this tool! If you have any questions, suggestions, or general feedback, put it in the comments! Thanks!