How do I Disable Bubble notifications in Empathy using Ubuntu 13.04? There are a couple threads out there like this one:

how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04

but there isn't an org directory anywhere I can find. The notification options were removed in empathy's preferences, so that won't work. Any help would be appreciated.


When in this Answer says "org > gnome > empathy > notifications" it means the schema in dconf-editor.

Disable Empathy notifications With Dconf-Editor

Make sure you have dconf-tool installed.

1) Open a Terminal window and type:

  • sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

2) Go to the dash home and search for the "dconf-editor" to open it

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3) Navigate to the org.gnome.empathy.notifications and uncheck the key "notifications-enabled"

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Disable Empathy notifications With gsettings command

If you prefer... you can do it with one command.

1) Open a Terminal window and just type:

  • gsettings set org.gnome.Empathy.notifications notifications-enabled false

Hope it helps.

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  • No effect in ubuntu 12.04. notify-send "test" still appears – user256646 May 7 '14 at 14:06
  • that's because this is for Empathy only... unfortunately. – Dakatine Apr 16 '15 at 7:33

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