In my workflow I use applications in fullscreen mode most of the time. The only serious drawnback I have in that is the way Gnome 3 handles desktop notifications, I can't get any normal notification, only when I'm switching from one application to another in rare times. Gnome 3 notifications only show them over fullscreen windows when the notification is urgent, but none are.

Is there a way to toggle normal notifications to show up over fullscreen?

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    I am looking for the same thing; in the meantime note that you can use super-M to show up notification tray Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 15:53
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    @CédricVanRompay I've found a gnome-extension that actually solves the problem for me :)
    – iago-lito
    Commented May 16, 2019 at 13:43

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Does this Gnome extension solve the problem?

Fullscreen Notifications

(say thanks to them :)

  • not working in my case (ubuntu 21.04) Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 17:08
  • Can confirm this works for me on Debian 11 using GNOME 3.38.6!
    – Seth Falco
    Commented Jan 11, 2023 at 9:48

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