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I'm testing out Xubuntu in VMware before I commit to it, and I noticed the notifications menu is always sometimes empty. I run a test, e.g. notify-send Title 'This is a message.', and I can see the notification pop up. I ignore it, waiting for it to disappear, and then when I check the menu, it's sometimes empty:

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How do I get this working as expected?

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OS: Xubuntu 18.04

  • Click on the notification bell icon

  • Turn off "Do not disturb"

  • Then, in Notification settings …, open the Log tab, and set Log notifications to always and Log applications to all.

General Tab

General


Applications Tab

Applications


Log Tab

Log


Notifcation bell icon dropdown

Bell icon

  • Strange, it didn't work for a moment. But now, randomly, it does. imgur.com/q2x7iaS (this is from when it wasn't working) – ffxsam Dec 18 '18 at 16:40
  • Actually, it works sporadically, and I'm not sure why. – ffxsam Dec 18 '18 at 16:41
  • If you had mentioned the random nature of the issue, I wouldn't have posted an answer. I answered because there was no indication of the issue being sporadic. – DK Bose Dec 18 '18 at 17:37
  • I didn't realize it was sporadic until going through these steps. – ffxsam Dec 18 '18 at 18:50

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