My Google calendar notifications keep popping up. Every single one of them. I have turned off Firefox notifications in the Settings menu. I tried this but there is no preference menu in my Ubuntu 20.4.



Please, does anyone know how to turn off the calendar pop ups?


If you added online accounts, go to settings > Applications > calendar, then turn off notifications

Or you can go to settings > online accounts > google account the calendar option

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    This didn't work for me in Ubuntu 20.10 – Flimm Mar 4 at 14:25
  • The calendar option is not available in my Applications tab. Deactivating the calendar option in the Google Account did not change anything. – Ramon Suarez Apr 13 at 6:29
  • sometimes it can be other things. If you don't want them at all, try askubuntu.com/a/1297664/1025264. – TheBuntuNewb Apr 13 at 22:15

Currently it's the way how evolution notification daemon is working. If u want to disable just reminders, but keep notifications you can do it by so:

edit file /etc/xdg/autostart/org.gnome.Evolution-alarm-notify.desktop and change the line OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;XFCE;Dawati;MATE; to -> NotShowIn=GNOME;

Now keep in mind, that you can replace GNOME by any distro you're using.

Edit: Formatting

  • It would be nice to disable just the sound, as it makes an annoying alarm clock sound. – Kaigo Nov 25 '20 at 10:11
  • I think you need to log out and log in again for the changes to take effect. – Flimm Mar 4 at 14:27

You can suppress the ugly pop-up window – but keep the less obtrusive Gnome Shell notification – by setting /org/gnome/evolution-data-server/calendar/notify-with-tray in dconf.

I discovered this from a comment in a related evolution-data-server bug report (GNOME/evolution-data-server#60).


Install dconf Editor if it's not already installed:

sudo apt install dconf-editor

Launch dconf Editor:

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Navigate to /org/gnome/evolution-data-server/calendar and set notify-with-tray to "on":


  • Another way to do this is with gsettings. gsettings set org.gnome.evolution-data-server.calendar notify-with-tray true. – Link Feb 9 at 14:26

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