The first thing that freaked me out were Ubuntus undismissable and fading bubbles.

Use leoliks repo to install libnotify-bin.

Now to notifyosdconfig. To configure the notifications you need to install this config tool by adding this repo:

This repo is a bit outdated so the latest distribution which is currently working is utopic and you have to trust it manually.
You need to edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amandeepgrewal-ubuntu-notifyosdconfig-zesty.list

Save it and run this: