How to disable notification popups?

killermoehre killermoehre at
Mon Jan 20 12:02:18 CET 2014

Am Mo 20 Jan 2014 11:19:37 CET schrieb wwp:
> Hello killermoehre,
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:55:17 +0100 killermoehre <killermoehre at> wrote:
>> Am 20.01.2014 09:38, schrieb wwp:
>>> Hello there,
>>> I've uninstalled xfce4-notifyd and notifications at desktop corners
>>> look different, but they still show up. I couldn't find a way to
>>> disable them from the settings or I'm blind.
>>> Any hint?
>>> (I want to disable them 'cause I'm getting a notification popup for
>>> every sound that is played, huuu :-/)
>>> Regards,
>> So you have another notifyd installed, maybe gnome ones. Deinstall it,
>> too, if you can. Some programs require a notifyd and, so on is always
>> isntalled by the package manager.
> Do you mean that if only a gnome notification system is *installed*
> even if it's not running, it could interfere?
> Yes, GNOME is installed and I used to use it before I switched to Xfce.
> No 'notify(d)' process is running, and I don't know any gnome
> notification program that could be running (no gnome-* program involved
> in notifications or sound is running).

The notifyd is triggered by dbus. As long one is available (i.e. 
installed and anounced at dbus), it starts.

>> Please define what you mean by "notification for every sound that is
>> played".
> That's a very good point: every time skype plays a sound (pulseaudio),
> every time I run `aplay`. Sound using mplayer or audacious is not doing
> that. Apart from this I don't have any desktop sound thru Xfce, I don't
> know if that's normal or not, but it's not the topic here.

And what says the notification? Since this is your real problem (and 
you don't have it in gnome), we should catch this on.

> Regards,


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