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As a playlist or internet radio station plays, a notification pops up in the top right corner every time the song changes.

I can't find any way either within Banshee or settings in general to stop this.

How do I stop Banshee from putting a notification in the panel for every song?

Further, can I stop Banshee from outputting any notifications at all?

Update: I tried going into Banshee → Edit → Preferences → Extensions, and disabled the Sound Menu Integration, but this does not seem to stop notifications.

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Does this Q&A resolve this? if so, this is a dupe...… – fossfreedom Apr 1 '12 at 11:11
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Go to Edit → Preferences → Extensions, then disable the Sound Menu Integration (make sure that also the "Notification Area Icon" plugin is disabled).

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Is there no way to disable notifications separately from the Sound Menu Integration? – Questioner Apr 1 '12 at 10:31
Update: Tried this and it unfortunately does not seem to stop notifications. – Questioner Apr 1 '12 at 10:35
Sorry, I just tried this in a 11.10 virtual machine: if you have both plugins disabled, there are no notifcations. Plus, it seems the sound indicator integration is not influenced by this setting! – htorque Apr 1 '12 at 10:57
Okay, this works now that the "Notification Area Icon" plugin is also disabled. Thanks for clarifying. – Questioner Apr 1 '12 at 13:13

In Natty, Banshee won't show up in the notification area, so I ran the following command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'banshee']"

This adds Banshee to a "whitelist" of applications allowed to be shown in the notification area.

Logged out, and logged back in again. Then in Banshee, went to Edit -> Preferences -> Extensions. Disabled Sound Menu Integration and enabled Notification Area Icon. Then, right clicked the notification icon and disabled show notifications.

I then disabled Notification Area Icon extension, and tried re-enabling Sound Menu Integration. This, however, still showed notifications whenever the track was changed. I found out though, that you don't need the Sound Menu Integration plug in enabled for Banshee to work in the sound menu


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