fixed part of https://jazz.net/jazz02/web/projects/Perfect%20Storm#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWorkItem&id=84634
diff --git a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.git/web/orion/git/gitCommands.js b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.git/web/orion/git/gitCommands.js
index 04f5e6a..7cbc32d 100644
--- a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.git/web/orion/git/gitCommands.js
+++ b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.git/web/orion/git/gitCommands.js
@@ -1050,6 +1050,7 @@
 								paths+=path;
 							}
 							if(!isFirstPath){
+								display.Severity = "Error"; //$NON-NLS-0$
 								display.Message+= ". " + i18nUtil.formatMessage(messages['Failing paths: ${0}'], paths);
 							}
 						}
diff --git a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/css/layout.css b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/css/layout.css
index 268e0be..534577e 100644
--- a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/css/layout.css
+++ b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/css/layout.css
@@ -241,4 +241,42 @@
 	margin-right: 4px !important;

 }

 

+.notificationShow {

+	color: #468847; 

+	background-color: #dff0d8; 

+	position: fixed;

+	text-align:center;

+	float: left; 

+	margin-left: 15%; 

+	margin-right: auto; 

+	width: 600px; 

+	height: 20px; 

+	padding-top: 5px; 

+	border-bottom: 2px solid; 

+	border-color: #d6e9c6; 

+	z-index: 100; 

+	border-bottom-right-radius: 10px; 

+	border-bottom-left-radius: 10px; 

+}

+

+.notificationHide{

+	color: #b94a48;

+	background-color: #f2dede;

+	opacity:0;

+	position: fixed; 

+	float: left;

+	text-align:center;

+	margin-left: 15%; 

+	margin-right: auto; 

+	width: 600px; 

+	height: 0; 

+	padding-top: 5px; 

+	border-bottom: 2px solid; 

+	border-color: #eed3d7;

+	z-index: 100; 

+	border-bottom-right-radius: 10px; 

+	border-bottom-left-radius: 10px; 

+	transition:height 1s;

+}

+

 

diff --git a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/banner.html b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/banner.html
index 136a378..c89ece7 100644
--- a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/banner.html
+++ b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/banner.html
@@ -21,6 +21,10 @@
 			</div>
 		</div>
 	</div>
+	<div id="notificationArea" class="notificationHide">
+		<div class="layoutLeft" id="notifications" aria-live="assertive" aria-atomic="true"></div>
+		<div class="layoutRight"><button aria-label="Close" class="dismissButton layoutRight core-sprite-close imageSprite" id="closeNotifications"></span></div>
+	</div>
 	<!-- Task + resource (title) area -->
 	<div id="titleArea" class="layoutBlock titleArea">
 		<div class="clear" style="padding-bottom:5px;display:inline;"><span id="location" class="currentLocation"></span><span id="dirty" class="currentLocation"></span></div>
diff --git a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/toolbar.html b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/toolbar.html
index bd16d04..797d570 100644
--- a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/toolbar.html
+++ b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/banner/toolbar.html
@@ -5,7 +5,3 @@
 </div>
 <div class="layoutRight status" id="statusPane" role="status" aria-live="off"></div>
 <ul class="layoutRight commandList pageActions" id="pageNavigationActions"></ul>
-<div id="notificationArea" class="layoutLeft layoutBlock slideContainer">
-	<div class="layoutLeft" id="notifications" aria-live="assertive" aria-atomic="true"></div>
-	<div class="layoutRight"><button aria-label="Close" class="dismissButton layoutRight core-sprite-close imageSprite" id="closeNotifications"></span></div>
-</div>
diff --git a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/status.js b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/status.js
index c0f7bcc..29d37a9 100644
--- a/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/status.js
+++ b/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.ui/web/orion/status.js
@@ -147,13 +147,15 @@
 			node.appendChild(image);

 			node.appendChild(document.createTextNode(message));

 			var container = lib.node(this.notificationContainerDomId);

+			container.classList.remove("notificationHide"); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			container.classList.add("progressNormal"); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			if (message && message.length > 0) {

-				container.classList.add("slideContainerActive"); //$NON-NLS-0$

+				container.classList.add("notificationShow"); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			} else if(this._progressMonitors && this._progressMonitors.length > 0){

 				return this._renderOngoingMonitors();

 			}else{

-				container.classList.remove("slideContainerActive"); //$NON-NLS-0$

+				container.classList.remove("notificationShow"); //$NON-NLS-0$

+				container.classList.add("notificationHide"); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			}

 			mGlobalCommands.layoutToolbarElements(this._getNotifierElements());

 		},

@@ -209,6 +211,7 @@
 					removedClasses.push("progressNormal");

 				}

 			}

+			removedClasses.push("notificationHide");

 			image.classList.add(imageClass); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			var node = lib.node(this.progressDomId);

 			var container = lib.node(this.notificationContainerDomId);

@@ -239,7 +242,7 @@
 					container.classList.remove(removedClasses[i]);

 				}

 			}

-			container.classList.add("slideContainerActive"); //$NON-NLS-0$

+			container.classList.add("notificationShow"); //$NON-NLS-0$

 			mGlobalCommands.layoutToolbarElements(this._getNotifierElements());

 		},