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Some of my notifications on XFCE are not disapearing (especially those from jupiter) automatically. Timeout is set to 5 seconds and I can manually close them. What's happening?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.10, /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd

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The problem is related to notify-send, it ignores the timeout parameter: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/notify-osd/+bug/390508

Jupiter uses notify-send to create the desktop notifications. As a workaround the Jupiter's notify script can be edited and all -t parameters removed:

sudo sed -i 's/-t [0-9]\+//g' /usr/lib/jupiter/scripts/notify

The notifications will be shown for a few seconds then they'll vanish.

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You could probably blast them away with xkill. But that's more a workaround, not a real solution, sorry.

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A comment may be better. –  hexafraction Oct 28 '12 at 18:54
    
A description (and sample code) of how to use xkill in this exact situation would be helpful. Which process do you kill for it to go away? –  IQAndreas Mar 31 at 22:01
    
(The process is xfce4-notifyid by the way, if you want to edit that into your answer) –  IQAndreas Mar 31 at 22:02
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