When getting notifications while not on the computer, they show up and removed after a few seconds, but I didn't see them.

They are then left in the notification list (super+v or click the clock).

The issue is that the top clock doesn't show any indication that there are missing notification.

Any idea how to show an indication that there pending/missed notifications?

See screenshots:

Closed - no indication:
Closed - no indication

Open - notifications exist:
Open - notifications exist


You can use the Notifications Alert GNOME shell extension. This is how the extension works:

Whenever there is an unread notification (e.g. chat messages), blinks the message in the user's menu with a color chosen by the user.
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The extension also lets you customise the rate of blinking, set up blacklist/whitelist etc.

Refer to this to learn more about installing and configuring GNOME extensions: How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?

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  • That said, the default Gnome system seems buggy. I get a white marker next to the date for a drive that I unmounted 24 hours ago, but for other notifications, no indicator appears. – vanadium Jun 25 '19 at 11:11
  • Nice, but for some reason it blinks and cannot be configured :( – AlikElzin-kilaka Jun 26 '19 at 12:33
  • @AlikElzin-kilaka Try running gnome-shell-extension-prefs in Terminal and configuring from the window it opens. Also you should re-login or reboot or restart GNOME shell after installing the extension. – pomsky Jun 26 '19 at 12:40
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    The config button appeared. Yay. I changed Blink rate to 0 and now it only paints the notification, without blinking, which is exactly what I wanted!!! Thanks. – AlikElzin-kilaka Jun 27 '19 at 10:16

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