Chapter 3.2.6 Desktop Notifications

Desktop Notifications is the program that changes desktop notification settings such as when someone mentions your name on internet relay chat or the first time you run to configure your power management settings.


The Basic Settings tab lets you change where Desktop notifications appear on your screen. Click the button that appears under Position on screen on the portion of your screen where you want them with the outline being your window.

To quit the desktop notifications press the Escape key or press the Close button. To reset your changes press the Reset button.

The Advanced Settings tab lets you change the duration of desktop notifications and their spacing. The Default duration field sets how long to show a notification with a default of 10 seconds. The Width field lets you choose how wide to make notifications. The Spacing field changes how far to place the notifications from each other.

If you want to deal with notification when you are away from your computer use the settings under Unattended Notifications. To change the max number of notifications change the How many to save field. To ignore particular applications type the application name in the Ignore these applications field.


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Lubuntu ships with version 0.17.0 of Desktop Notifications.

How to Launch

To launch Desktop Notifications from the menu Preferences ‣ LXQt settings ‣ Desktop Notifications. The icon for Desktop Notifications looks like a ! in a chat bubble. You can also launch Desktop Notifications from left clicking on the docked notifications tray icon and Options. To launch the Desktop Notifications from the command line run