I am trying to remove the popup notifications completely from Gnome. The notifications I mention are this:

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I do not wish to see ANY notification at all from any app. Mainly because of 2 things:

  • Notification get in the way of me clicking a Browser tab
  • Notification stays way too long in there when I am in a hurry

Since I can't find a way of making the notification smaller (at least in an easy manner), moving it somewhere else, or even telling the option of Do Not disturb to stay fixed (when I reboot the PC it goes back to off). I am then looking for a way to completely disable this notifications altogether.

I have tried going to settings and disabling everything in there with no luck (and also because I can't do one app at a time and the idea of an option for DISABLE ALL is not there).

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  • Hi PRATAP, yes, whatever removes the notifications from showing in a fairly easy way will solve my problem. May 1, 2020 at 3:20
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    Hi PRATAP, save the last one as an answer and I will accept / upvote it. Thank you friend. That removes one very annoying problem for me. May 1, 2020 at 3:42

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Since some earlier versions of GNOME, one unclear thing is why some of the gsettings keys are not persistent after a logout or reboot.

For this case, the workaround is to create a startup application preference to turn off this particular key like this, so that the key is turned off after a logout or reboot.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.notifications show-banners false

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    Thank you for this, no clue why this isn't an out-of-the-box setting in Ubuntu, many many cheers +1
    – SidOfc
    May 20, 2020 at 21:42
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    How to "create a startup application preference"? For example, it seems Startup Applications in Gnome Tweak Tools just shows a list of already installed apps, with no command lines.
    – Lexible
    Jun 11, 2020 at 0:38
  • This was a gnome-shell bug and it was fixed in Ubuntu 20.04 the very same day as you last edited your answer. Aug 14, 2020 at 22:14

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