How can i disable ALL pop-up notification on Xubuntu 11.10

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove notify-osd

Which resulted in

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package notify-osd is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Obviously removing notify-osd won't work because Xubuntu doesn't use it, it uses xfce4-notifyd.

So if you want to remove them, remove that package.

 sudo apt-get remove xfce4-notifyd

If you only want to disable them use this:

 sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled

To reverse that:

 sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service


  • Awesome! thanks! but now sound +/- buttons on keyboard do not work! (( – craizzz Feb 14 '12 at 23:54
  • Well no, xfce4-notifyd works with xfce4-volumed.. – Uri Herrera Feb 15 '12 at 1:36
  • I have install $ xfce4-notifyd – craizzz Feb 15 '12 at 1:41
  • back and $ xfce4-volumed to but buttons still dose not work – craizzz Feb 15 '12 at 1:42
  • If you remove the Notifications daemon the Volume daemon doesn't work. – Uri Herrera Feb 15 '12 at 1:47

you can also run this command and will be able to edit what you want to be shown or blocked in notifications. I had to do this for SMB4K for drive mounts as it was driving me nuts lol.



Try this:

sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled

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