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I use Nylas N1 email client which is built using Electron.

It used to present me with notify-osd notifications on Ubuntu 15.10.

However, since the upgrade notifications look as follows:

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, Community May 7 '16 at 12:38

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    same for me with slack notifications – mathieu Apr 25 '16 at 13:27
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    It's an Electron issue that is discussed in Linux Notifications Not Showing Properly. – orschiro Apr 25 '16 at 15:43
  • Thanks @JorgeCastro! This question is older than the other. Thus, isn't the other question a duplicate of this one? – orschiro May 6 '16 at 6:15
  • I happened to run into that one first, either way works, maybe perhaps even a question merge. Having them linked to each other right off the bat is a good start though. – Jorge Castro May 6 '16 at 11:44

Run this command

sudo touch /usr/lib/libunity-electron_notification_fix

then reboot ubunutu


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    What will this file do? Will it make Electron notifications use notify-osd again or suppress them completely? – orschiro Apr 26 '16 at 15:39
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    It actually brings back the notify-osd notifications. Great! – orschiro Apr 27 '16 at 9:05

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