I want to see which notification daemon is running. This is because I want to replace it, since it does not properly confirm the notification from blueman-applet.

I mention that I am running the i3 window manager.

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I found out myself.

  1. Trigger the notification again
  2. Open a console, and run xwininfo to find out which process created the notification window.
  3. Uninstall that application, and install a different one (such as notification-daemon or xfce4-notifyd)
  4. Restart.

In my case the culprit was dunst, which did not show buttons to Confirm / Deny the Bluetooth pairing.

Edit: another answer seems to be more complete (showing you the mechanism of Unity notifications).

  • Nice solution, I would not have thought of this approach myself. Jul 20, 2018 at 19:42
  • @AustinHemmelgarn Thanks; but I'm still hoping someone knows an even better solution
    – danuker
    Jul 21, 2018 at 6:40
  • @danuker, so have you found no way to use dunst and deal with confirm/deny buttons?
    – Enlico
    Jul 25, 2018 at 18:24
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    @EnricoMariaDeAngelis I didn't spend ANY time at all to figure out if buttons can be enabled. I don't remember installing it, and can't be bothered to learn and tinker with yet another basic tool. Perhaps they can be enabled, but I prefer a notification daemon which shows an interrogation's buttons by default.
    – danuker
    Jul 27, 2018 at 15:17

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