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How do notifications work on linux?

I use ArchLinux, but this should be irrelevant, other than being the reason why I often refer to its wiki pages. I think don't have a really clear understanding of how notifications work, and what are ...
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Supress bluetooth connection notifications by regex on the name of the connecting device

I run a manjaro system with i3 as a window manager and theblueman-applet. When I'm at work, the neighbours' machines continually connect and disconnect to my machine, resulting in annoying popups ...
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Cause a script to execute when the default route is changed

I have 2 interfaces: the Ethernet (metrics 1) and 4G (metrics 2). When the first disappears the second is used, when the Ethernet comes back, the first one is used again. I would like to send a ...
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How to get user desktop notifications from a sudo-run systemd service on Wayland?

I'm running KDE Plasma on Nobara (Wayland), a Fedora-based distro. I'm brand new to Wayland and Nobara/Fedora, and have very limited experience with systemd. I have a bash script that sends a desktop ...
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Unable to navigate to app or app events while clicking on notification badges on plasma workspace for Flatpak apps

Normally, when I click on the notification badges, I am taken to the application window for any application in KDE plasma. However, this is not the case with Flatpak apps. Clicking on the notification ...
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Can't change notification sound Linux Mint

I can't stand the default Linux Mint notification sound and want to change it. I have downloaded an .mp3 of the sound I want, it did not show up when choosing a file to change the sound to. I then ...
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Is it possible to close the notification bar created by swaynag by using a command line?

I use swaynag to create a notification as a bar on the top of the screen, for example: swaynag -m "my message" I can then close the notification, by moving the mouse over the "x" ...
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Linux Mint - System notifications disappear without doing anything

I'd like to have my system notifications remain active until I manually mark them as read. Unfortunately they disappear without doing anything. What do I need to change? These are my preferences:
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Notifications disappearing fast for Microsoft Teams PWA

Distro: Pop!_OS 22.04 GNOME Version: 42.5 I have Microsoft Teams installed as a PWA (Originally through Chrome and now, God Forbid, through my distro's Edge-on-Linux, just to test if it was a Chrome ...
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notify-send: send notification from script running as root [duplicate]

In my desktop environment, I am using dunst as notification daemon, and I can send notification as: notify-send "some message" I have a terminal window open, where I am logged in as root, ...
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How to inform Windows something is done?

My Linux server will upload some files to the Windows server at a random time. but the Windows server doesn't know when the Linux server had done an upload. Is there any method to inform Windows?
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Run systemd service with root access in the user session

I am creating a systemd service that sends a desktop notification via org.freedesktop.Notifications dbus target whenever a high priority event is logged. To do so, I run journalctl as root and process ...
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How to disable PyCharm pending snap update notifications?

I often see messages from snapd indicating that PyCharm has an upcoming update (see example attached below), and I'd like to prevent these from appearing on my desktop. PyCharm is the only application ...
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How to run a node app which launch a desktop notifications using systemd service

Based on my previous searches, I think that the answer is that I can't do that, but anyway I would like to ask because I'm not a linux pro. I have a small app made with nodejs that launch a desktop ...
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How can I change the text colour in a Plasma-desktop notification?

I am using Plasma-desktop notifications for all kinds of things, often from scripts using kdialog or notify-send. My Plasma desktop uses a dark background with a light foreground (text). Until a few ...
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How can I get my SVG icon to automatically change its colour depending on the background colour?

I am trying to add some icons into ~/.local/share/icons/ so that I can use them with notify-send. I can do that just fine, but the icon colour is not adapting to the background, unlike the Adwaita ...
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smartd output to screen, not email

I'm trying to get smartd working; it is determined that messages will be sent via email via 'mail' which I've never used. But I recall that a few years ago I had smartd sending it's warnings directly ...
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Friendlyarm deleted notofocation-daemon service

I did some tests with my device with FriendlyArm and broke some important things. I can't login into the system. /var/log/lightdm/seat0-greeter.log contains a lot of (nm-applet:987): libnm-CRITICAL **...
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How to identify the application sending this notifications?

When I connect my smartphone to my Debian Linux machine, I see a popup notification from "Portable Media Player". "Who/what" is sending this notification? PMP is a common ...
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How to supress specific notification from dbus?

I'm trying but not understand how to supress notification like this: What I have in dbus: method call time=1659640147.068489 sender=:1.46 -> destination=:1.18 serial=63 path=/org/freedesktop/...
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Multiple volume notifications on xfce4 caused by UnknownMethod error

The visible part of the bug is that I get multiple notifications when changing the volume: The symptoms look identical to that of a question on AskUbuntu but, since it might be a different cause, and ...
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Network Manager is Not Sending Notification When Connecting to VPN Server in MX Linux

I am using MX Linux 21 XFCE pretty much unchanged from stock. I manually create VPN connections in Network Manager using Openvpn. Its been pretty much trouble free for the most part. One day I was ...
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Construction "if then else" in alert rules alertmanager(prometheus)

Right now I have two rules for "Warning" and "Critical" alerts. Is it possible to combine them somehow, so as not to produce entities? - alert: Proxysql latency check expr: ...
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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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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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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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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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