I've been working on EMACS/Org-agenda to pop-up a message based upon an event in my org-agenda file. I used the techniques in here: http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2009/11/showing-pop-ups.html

as well as from here:

Good methods for setting up alarms (audio + visual) triggered by org-mode events?

Right now when I open up EMACS I get the little blue-box in the top-right. (screen shot)

Now, I may be reading this wrong. I went ahead and set up an agenda file from Rainer Konig's videos on: youtube tutoral vids and tested them. It works just as his shown, so I know THAT's set up right. But still I don't get what I thought I'm suppose to. So let me ask. Am I doing something wrong? Or what I want, isn't exactly what this code is suppose to?

What I'd like is like the screen shot shows, but it shows something like "Weekly review scheduled" which pops up on the date scheduled in the agenda file. (I've attached it here:)


  • gtd related things ** NEXT weekly review SCHEDULED: <2021-03-08 Mon 21:10>

Here is the code from my .EMACS files

;; pop-up alert ;;

(org-agenda-to-appt); reloads the agenda everytime emacs is turned on. ;Good methods for setting up alarms (audio + visual) triggered by org-mode events?

(require 'notifications)

(notifications-notify :title "This is EMACS!" :body (format "You have an appointment in %d minutes" 10) :app-name "Emacs: Org" :sound-name "alarm-clock-elapsed")

;; org-alert from: https://github.com/spegoraro/org-alert (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.do/list/org-alert/org-alert.el") (require 'org-alert)

(setq alert-default-style 'libnotify)

I use: GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.14) of 2020-03-26, modified by Debian

Org-mode 9.3.1

Thanks for any help you can give

  • Kan

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