Questions tagged [notification-area]

The notification area can have status menus for programs, known as application indicators and system status menus for messaging, sound, battery status, etc. The notification area is located on the right side of the Panel in the upper right corner of the desktop.

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS auto-resumes all media

I recently installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS. And I'm facing some bugs in ubuntu like whatever videos i pause in any app, it auto-resumes in 5seconds. I think there is some bug in gnome notifications, ...
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Hide a Google calendar's events from the notification area

Under Settings > Online Accounts, I'm signed into my Google account. I have several calendars associated with my Google account, and all their events show in the notification area in Ubuntu. One of ...
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Disable all notifications in Ubuntu Gnome

Is there a way to disable all notifications in Ubuntu 16/18/20? When I disable them in settings some notifications still pop up like Crash Reports. I tried to use the tool NoNotifications (nonotifs) ...
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How do I view notifications?

In Windows there is an action center (notification center) placed on the taskbar in the bottom right corner. It can also be accessed by pressing Windows + A. So I'm just wondering if there's something ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 top bar weird display calendar

A picture speaks a thousand words: why is the calendar transparent and generally weird display? If the background isn't white, the calendar is unreadable I'm using Ubuntu 20.04
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How to get a live speedmeter on the top bar?

I need a speedmeter (for wifi/Ethernet) that will show real time speed in the topbar. How to get it? I use Ubuntu 20.04.
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Notification are currently provided by 'KDE plasma'

I have problem with my notifications, my notifications are currently provided by 'KDE plasma' and I can't fix it Look at my setting: Look at my notification bar: I try that too: In here i unable ...
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Hotkeys respond lag, updating notification area player lags, Wi-Fi icon update slow, etc

After upgrade of my latest Ubuntu 20.04 I'm getting all kinds of weird delays when using brightness/volume hotkeys; or when using app that updates the system tray (especially player in volume menu ...
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Calendar (notification panel) in the Arc-Black shell theme is unreadable [duplicate]

Since I renamed my home folder I've gotten many bugs including the following one where the calendar in my Arc-Black theme appears to be white and unreadable, also, you have the Themes I'm using right ...
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Icons missing from gnome notification panel after an unlock

focus your eyes on the notification panel. This is the screenshot before locking my PC.(See the notification panel) And this is the notification panel that I get after unlocking. I am getting this ...
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Android Messages how to create a custom notification

I have mental disability. Is there a way to create a custom notification for Android Messages where the Ubuntu screen shakes/flashes or does something to get my attention when my phone can't vibrate ...
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How to copy text of a notification to the clipboard?

I need to copy text of a notification. It is an error message which I cannot find in any other place (log, terminal, stdout), it just shows up in the notification. I open notifications panel, select ...
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How do I reset Notification style to default in xubuntu?

Recently my notification style got changed while trying out different theme, icon and i3wm (which I removed later), but I'm not able to reset it to default. Notification Image: And to make things ...
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Collect notifications in a submenu such as Windows

windows notification area Hello I am trying to make application icons appear in sub menu like Windows (with Dash-To-Panel extension) How can I do this? There is any extension can do That? Edit: ...
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Where is the keybinding located in dconf for <Super>v for Ubuntu 19.10?

Pressing the key combination, <Super>v, will open the notification tray at the top of the screen. I intend to override this key combination but can't seem to find where it's located in ...
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Using ClassicMenu Indicator from Launcher

The ClassicMenu Indicator works in the Notification Area only. But that contains also other notifiers (network, BT) which I prefer to stay at the right of the panel. If I put the CMI in an own ...
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Grive2 is not functioning anymore, do we have alternative to get Google Drive working on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 16.04.6 LTS on about 5 different machines. I need to have sync for Google Drive folders to cooperate with my colleagues. Until recently I was able to use grive2 for syncing ...
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How to show progress of a rsync backup script in KDE plasma's notification area?

I have searched around but could not find a tutorial on how to add a progressbar or progress notification within KDE plasma. My aim is pretty simple: make a rsync backup script which is fired up by ...
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How to get notifications on the active monitor in GNOME Shell 3.28.3

How to get notifications appear on the active monitor in GNOME Shell 3.28.3 (Ubuntu 18.04) when two monitors are connected as extended displays (one primary and the other as secondary)? Currently, I ...
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How can I remove live patch notification?

I just upgraded the packages on my 18.04 machine and after reboot I see a new symbol in my top right that looks like a shield with a red "denied" symbol on it. After further investigation this turns ...
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How to show notification bubbles?

I'm using herbstluftwm as my window manager, and I am not getting any notification bubbles. How can I enable them? Is there a type of application that manages this? How does it work? What is the type ...
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Script to watch an application status icon

I am looking for a bash/python script to watch an application status icon in notification area and change it whene active/inactive/idle/busy.. (like dropbox status icons). im running Ubuntu 16.04 Xfce ...
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No Chrome icon in system tray since update to 70

After update chrome-stable to latest version 70 there is no more Chrome icon in system tray on Ubuntu 16.04 and no convenient way to access installed Chrome Apps. Any ideas whether it is permanent ...
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Is it possible to view the notifications' history on Ubuntu 18.04?

Is there a way to see/display notifications' history on Ubuntu 18.04? EDIT: I installed indicator-notifications following this answer but, contrary to what was told in the answer, You will find ...
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Progress Bar Window / Bar in the notification area for a running shell script

I implemented some shell scripts to my dolphin context menue. Within the shells scripts i run some commands, which take some time. My question is: Is it possible to implement some code into the (a) ...
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Notification area crashes on launch - Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 [closed]

on Ubuntu Mate, the notification area crashes on launch. I am given the option to relaunch, which I do and then it's fine. Any ideas? Many thanks, David
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How to make chrome notification show as Ubuntu's 18.04 gnome native notification?

Update [Aug 28 2019]: Recently, I noticed that web notifications "as native" are working but disappearing without being consumed. If I'm fast enough to click them while appearing, they send me to the ...
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Notification area icons missing after removing indicator panel [Xubuntu 18.10]

I removed the Indicator Panel in order to restore the dropbox icon per this suggestion, which also needed me to then restore pulseaudio to get its own icon. However the only thing in the Notification ...
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Reduce size of application icons in Ubuntu 18.04 notification tray

Why is the top bar notification area icon size bigger than the system icon size? I tried to install topiconplus extension, but it doesn't help at all.
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Ugly looking notifications in ubuntu 16.04

My notifications appear with this weird look. What caused this? $ uname -a Linux dev-pc 4.13.0-37-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 16:03:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ ...
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Bluetooth Broken

Bluetooth Icon has disappeared from the notification area. From the Settings menu, both "On/Off" and "Visibility" are grayed out and cannot be changed. "Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar" is ...
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Remove icon from notification panel in Ubuntu MATE

How can I remove these icons from Ubuntu MATE notification area? On right click it shows nothing to remove.
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DropBox tray icon/indicator on XUbuntu not working

DropBox icon replaced by a crossed red circle, but also no menu linked to it, it's a quite annoying problem. I am searching for a solution for this DropBox icon on XUbuntu for many months/years. None ...
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How do I change the menu clock formatting to say "Mon, 18 Dec" instead of "Mon Dec 18"?

I have found this instruction to install dconf-editor, but I do not know the %letter formatting to switch "Mon Dec 18" to "Mon, 18 Dec", nor do I see how to use dconf Editor to accomplish this task.
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Two power icons in Xubuntu

In Xubuntu 16.04.3 (and several previous versions aswell) it is not possible to have no power icon in the notification area. A power icon is displayed even though 'Show system tray icon' is unchecked ...
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Navigation with keyboard on the Panel notification area in Ubuntu 17.10

I can't navigate with keys (like in Unity) in the right Panel notification area in Ubuntu 17.10. I can do it with arrow keys in the message tray and in calendar, but not in the menu with volume and ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 notification icons not working

So I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 and everything seems to be working fine, but there is a little problem. When there is an app, that should have an app indicator, it is nowhere to be found. In previous ...
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How do I remove app icons from the top bar in 17.10?

Moving from Unity to GNOME with no experience. So, how do I remove those apps icons (Steam, VLC etc.) from the top bar? Here are the icons that I'm talking about:
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How to make notification panel popup tray transparent in GNOME 3

I've just installed Ubuntu 17.10. I am new in using GNOME Desktop Environment. Ubuntu is shipped with a slightly modified version of GNOME 3 desktop and they made the top panel transparent. But when I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 small tray icons

In Ubuntu 17.10 right tray icons (e.g. Telegram,Skype etc.) are very small, and gnome-shell-extension-top-icons-plus does not work in 17.10. How can I fix it?
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User's name in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Panel

I am new to MATE, and I've noticed some differences from Ubuntu 14.04/GNOME. For example, the Panel. I want to see what I am logged in as. There is no name in the top right corner any more, and in ...
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How do I show battery percentage in GNOME Panel without using any extension?

By default GNOME (and hence Ubuntu 17.10 and later releases) doesn't show battery percentage in the notification area of the Panel. There are GNOME extensions (for example Battery Percentage, Battery ...
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How do I hide the location indicator in Ubuntu GNOME?

I want to get rid of the Location indicator that appears in the notification area of the GNOME Panel. I have disabled location services in the Settings menu, yet the indicator is still shown.
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How can I get a notification for finished processes inside a graphical user interface?

Example: Seeking solution: I would like to receive a notification of any kind, once this process has finished without me having to periodically switch to the window and check if the process has ...
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Ubuntu Notifications

Suddenly none of my notifications for new messages from Pidgin or completed downloads from qBittorrent show up. Ubuntu version 16.04 Pidgin version Pidgin 2.10.12 qBittorrent version 3.3.1 Any help ...
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I have two groups of system notification icons

I'm newbie in Ubuntu, after install Ubuntu 16.10, I have groups of system notification icons at top right desktop screen (clock, battery icon, volume, language bar, etc.). You can see a screenshot ...
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Icons in Unity Panel showing incorrectly in Ubuntu 16.10 [duplicate]

The Slack and WebTorrent Desktop apps usually have nice top bar icons but sometimes they appear like so: Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Remove a broken Panel icon [duplicate]

Today this "forbidden" ethernet/airplane mode icon appeared in the Panel. The little square one with the red circle. How do I remove it please? I've tried Alt+right-click, but the only option not ...
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Unity Panel, Fcitx English icon issue. Can I fix icon width?

iBus seems to be the default input method system for Ubuntu. But I have some problems with Mozc (Japanese input method) with iBus, so I chose to install Fcitx instead. The input methods are working ...
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Change size of Panel icons

How to change the size of the icons in the notification area of the Panel (I've added a screenshot). I've tried to change the size of the top bar too but failed. If you can help me with that as well ...
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