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How can I filter notifications?

I am using Bodhi Linux, an Ubuntu derivative which, in my experience, for most purposes (but not all) works the same as Ubuntu. I mean to filter notifications that show up in the desktop (inspired by ...
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Cannot suppress notification when a client connects to my vino server VNC

I am using vino-server in Bodhi Linux, an Ubuntu derivative which, in my experience, for most purposes (but not all) works the same as Ubuntu. When a client connects to my PC I get a notification. I ...
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How can i get the icon file from a notification?

I want to use the cover art from Spotify in a widget and the only way i found to get them offline is as the icons in the notifications, but i couldn't find anything about saving icons. I am using the ...
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Permanently mute a particular GUI application

I have installed slgobinath/SafeEyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain using this simple and beautiful, yet extensible break reminder. It doesn't have any ways to mute or control the volume sound yet....
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"Do not disturb" not preventing discord notification sounds

I'm running Ubuntu 21.04. I need to keep track of certain channels on Discord servers so I have notifications for them turned on. But often I need to focus on something, so I turn on the "do not ...
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How to create a custom notification in KDE Plasma for charging battery?

Is there a way for me as an user to create a custom notification (either from a script or a helper application) to be shown when an event's conditions are satisfied in Linux? In my specific case, I'd ...
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What is the notify-send alternative command in Pop! OS

I use notify-send in Manjaro Linux to send notifications, as follows: notify-send [OPTIONS] [Message Summary] [Message Body] However, I moved to Pop! OS and I found that command not found: notify-...
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How to customize the osd windows in cinnamon?

I am working on customizing the look of my desktop with the cinnamon.css file in a custom theme that I am working on for Linux Mint, and I came across the osdWindow class in the file, and was able to ...
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How to customise the appearance of notify-send?

I am running linux mint and use the notify-send command for various purposes, and of course also receive notifications from regular applications e.g. discord or MS Teams When using Cinnamon DE, they ...
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Non-polling method of being notified of user activity after given idle time on desktop systems

There are already many questions similar to this but all the ones I could find have answers that suggest polling methods (1, 2) or seem like extreme hacks (3), so I want to ask the same question but ...
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Prevent notifications from being dismissed when clicked?

On all the desktop environments I've used, clicking a browser notification makes it disappear. Is there some way to prevent this behavior to make it more in line with Windows/macOS where clicking a ...
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Run command every time regex is matched, reading from stdin which does not have an EOF

I am attempting to write a BASH script that creates a timestamp (to be written to file) every time a certain string is found within the output of dbus-monitor (parameters specified later in post). The ...
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Need to monitor sudo permission

I'm just learning Linux for educational purposes, but, I am really enjoying this operation system. For a homework I have to implement a system that contains something that the users can see as the ...
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How to block specific desktop notifications? [closed]

I subscribe to the Boston Globe. I get unwanted news alerts from them as desktop notifications. I never asked for them. I don't want them. I contacted the Boston Globe and they won't help me. I logged ...
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NUT and immediate notifications

I would like to configure NUT UPS monitoring software under Linux to simply page me when the UPS goes onto battery power, and then when it returns to line power. For example, when I receive the ...
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Getting the name of the program sending notifications

I'm trying to get Dunst to make different sounds when different applications send notifications. Dunst uses a script to play a sound when it gets a notification, this is what is currently in mine: #!/...
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Deactivate wpa_cli notifications

Is it possible to deactivate wpa_cli notifications/messages like <3>WPS_AP_AVAILABLE? Because it spams it, and in a VT where you have to slowly type MACs@ and bssIDs, it's really hard with those ...
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How to execute bindkey shortcut in same TTY?

My goal is to create a notifier function in zsh that tells me when a current command has finished running. The function is basically running and implemented but there is still one bug that I want to ...
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What's the right way to monitor systemd services status

I'm trying to figure what's the right way for me to be notified when some systemd service is having problems. Manually checking systemctl status isn't a sustainable option; at the very least I want to ...
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Too much notifications for updates in Mint

I use Linux Mint. Every 3-5 hours I see a new update notificaton. I have no probelm installing them, but just from curiosity, why do I get them that often? Is it a regular thing? Should I worry about ...
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Receive notification new messages localhost MAC OS?

I need to receive notifications when my backup script is executed successfully. First I tried to send an e-mail to Thunderbird on localhost, but newer version of Thunderbird does not have Unix mail ...
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Notifications in i3 bar

Until recently my notifications looked like described in this question, but unlike the OP of the linked questions I really like this notification style. Since the last upgrade of my base OS (Arch) ...
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Displaying notifications on both monitors

How can I turn on displaying notifactions on both monitors on pop os 20.04(ubuntu 20.4)? I had try to use dconf and notify-osd, but it doesn't work
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notify-send to display desktop notification from script running as different user

I have the following script: #!/bin/sh notificationMessage="Your session is going to expire soon" if [ $# == 2 ]; then notificationMessage="Your session is going to expire in $2 hour&...
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Crontab tasks not sending notification

So, I wrote a python script to get me some docs from a website and I want it to send notification when a doc is downloaded, so I used notify2 module to do so. It works fine when I run the script from ...
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Can't change the theme of notifications after packages upgrade

I'm under xfce4.16 and after a sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade, the notifications theme has changed by itself. In the notification settings, the theme is still Default. If I try to change this ...
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Problem with a spacer

I'm trying to send a notification through a notify-send notify-send 'System' 'Dist files is already' $(du -h /var/cache/distfiles/ | tr -d '/var/cache/distfiles/') But the spacer that I need cannot ...
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Setting up notifications for physical key press combinations

Someone sent me over here from the main page, original post I've got a Royal Kludge RK61 (60%) keyboard that has different modes depending on a few different combinations of Fn+Enter / Ctrl / Windows. ...
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Ubuntu Notification Failed to execute program org.freedesktop.Notifications: No such file or directory (23)

i was working on a python script that displays notification, here's the library I'm using https://www.devdungeon.com/content/desktop-notifications-linux-python from gi.repository import Notify Notify....
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Arch linux: Notifications not working in i3wm - dunst: CRITICAL: Cannot open X11 display

I use arch linux with i3wm. My notifications does not work. When I type dunst in to command line it responds whith: WARNING: No dunstrc found. When I type notify-send --icon=gtk-info Test "This ...
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Best practice for generating bell/beep in a *n*x GUI-oriented program

I've managed to get myself into an argument elsewhere trying to discourage somebody from writing a library that invokes aplay in order to get a GUI program to make a simple noise: the sort of thing ...
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See last notifications from notify send in I3

Is it possible to see the last notifications, that were send through notify send? Sometimes, i just miss the notification and want to see it again.
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Wrong notification system in KDE Plasma

I have installed KDE Plasma on my arch Linux but the notifications seems like XFCE4 (i also have XFCE4 installed on my Arch). The notification configurations says: Currently the notifications are ...
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Why don't I have anything in my /var/mail directory in linux mint 19.3

I never really understood the organisation of mail for notifications in Unix, but I always took for granted that system notification mails was an inescapable fact. However I just tried to start idle3....
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Notification (DBus?) when CapsLock status is changed

I need a program, say a Python script, to be notified when the CapsLock and NumLock status are changed. I may have several keyboards and the code must run in user space so I can't rely on a kind of ...
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Nofitication service not available in KDE plasma 5.19 after reboot

I rebooted my system and after logging in , I noticed that the notifications are no longer working correctly .In the notification widget the only thing appears is Notifications are currently provided ...
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How to find which running process is modifying a file's permissions (Linux)? [duplicate]

There's a process in my system (a standard desktop installation with upwards of 150 quiescent processes at any time) that is sporadically resetting a config file's permissions that I have explicitly ...
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Gajim: status change from "Away" to "Available" does not work randomly?

I have set "Away after 5 minutes" in: Gajim -> Preferences -> Status This mostly works as expected: After 5 minutes of inactivity, my status automatically changes to "Away". When I come ...
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Canceling SLURM jobs without receiving email notifications

Given some SLURM jobs which were started using sbatch --mail-type=ALL, is there any way to cancel them without receiving the email notifications informing you that they were canceled? I was thinking ...
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mate-notification-daemon stopping, Mate notifications timeout

Whenever I connect or disconnect my Bluetooth headphones or the power cable (probably also some other events), I get a popup window showing the notification text instead of a regular notification, ...
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Filter specific Notifications in Gnome 3.34.2

generally I like the notifications in gnome. But there is one notification which annoys me really badly. I use the gnome extension "caffeine", which disables auto suspend. Each time I enable caffeine ...
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Disabling "Low GPU Memory" Notification in Gnome

How can I disable the notifications that warn for low available GPU memory? A screenshot is included below. These are very distracting. As I'm never doing anything GPU demanding, the notifications ...
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Unable to send notifications from cron job

I'm trying to use a cron job to see when the battery gets lower than a given threshold, and then to send a battery critical notification. However, when I make the cron job execute a script every ...
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i3 - setxkbmap clashes with bindsym in config

I use a Manjaro i3 distribution on my laptop. Currently I switch layouts using Win+Space: $ setxkbmap -print -verbose 10 | grep options options: grp:win_space_toggle I also want to use the ...
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How to turn off a notification coming from a website?

I accidentally subscribed to news notifications from a stock market site and now I am getting notifications every few minutes that are irritating me. I do get other notifications for email I'd like ...
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How to debug Gnome notifications that disappear almost immediately

Since a few days my Gnome desktop (v. 3.28.4) is showing notifications that appear only for a fraction of a second. I manage to see the notification bubble and that it contains some text, but I have ...
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email notification upon completion or error of nohup background process

How would I send an email if a background process I run via nohup fails or is completed? I am running a lot of background processes via nohup in a for loop: for afolder in $dir/dothis* do nohup ...
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Killing extra instances of a service and getting notified about them

I have 2 Ruby-on-Rails applications running on my server. Their deployment is automated through Capistrano. The applications uses Sidekiq for processing background jobs. I use two individual scripts ...
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stop ding notification in ubuntu - windows 10 app

I am using Ubuntu Windows 10 app, but when ever I press Tab or miss spell anything ding notification sound is coming, I am trying to find an option to stop it.
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How can I get these dialogs informing me that I need to restart to stop popping up?

On Debian, I am now getting these messages, Dialog reads, Relogin or restarts required! Your session is running obsolete binaries or libraries as listed below. Please consider a relogin or restart ...
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