Does Gnome3 have a method to filter desktop notifications based on notification content? If so, how?

Desktop notifications are useful, and I know that it's possible to turn them off per-application.

What I'd like to be able to do is filter notifications based on the notification text (or other notification metadata, something like this rsyslog question). I have one application which generally sends useful notifications, and also (in a particular environment) sends a notification each couple of minutes which I'd rather not see.

The notification is a harmless warning but annoying, so filtering the notification would be a reasonable solution if the desktop environment supports this.

Similar requests:

  • Can you give examples of two or three messages you want displayed and two or three messages you don't want displayed? Oct 21, 2021 at 19:50
  • I don't recall the original context for this question - perhaps @Klesun has a similar situation in mind, if it was they who placed a bounty on this. I expect I would have turned the notifications off, choosing to miss those I found worthwhile rather than tolerate "spammy" app notifications. I've wracked my brain to try and recall, but I don't have it sorry! Oct 23, 2021 at 0:36

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It is not clean but you can try these solutions:

  1. Temporarily filter out notifs: Ask Ubuntu
  2. Notif filter: UNIX

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