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Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:13 am
by yoburtu
Hi,

Does anyone know how to disable desktop notifications in MATE desktop?.

Best regards.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:38 am
by ibbill

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 am
by Schultz
I think the OP is talking about popups from Mate, not a browser.

I searched but can't find a way to turn it off.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 pm
by roblm
Use this command in the Terminal:
gsettings set org.mate.caja.preferences show-notifications false

To reverse: gsettings set org.mate.caja.preferences show-notifications true


Or if you prefer using a GUI, install dconf Editor: apt install dconf-editor

Open the program and go to /org/mate/caja/preferences and change the setting for show-notifications to OFF.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 pm
by yoburtu
Schultz wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 am
I think the OP is talking about popups from Mate, not a browser.

I searched but can't find a way to turn it off.
Hi,

That’s right, they are the mate desktop notifications, not browsers.

Best regards.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:25 pm
by yoburtu
roblm wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Use this command in the Terminal:
gsettings set org.mate.caja.preferences show-notifications false

To reverse: gsettings set org.mate.caja.preferences show-notifications true


Or if you prefer using a GUI, install dconf Editor: apt install dconf-editor

Open the program and go to /org/mate/caja/preferences and change the setting for show-notifications to OFF.
Ok, thanks. But, this setting is only for Caja or for all notifications?.

Regards.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:48 pm
by gm10
yoburtu wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Ok, thanks. But, this setting is only for Caja or for all notifications?.
Only for Caja. Disabling all desktop notifications is not easily possible in the MATE version distributed with Linux Mint. You could delete the notifications service:

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sudo rm -v /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.mate.Notifications.service
but it will come back with updates to the package.

If you're running the latest MATE (i.e. not Mint's version) then you can disable them via the Popup Notifications tool in the menu:
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Maybe in Linux Mint 20. ;)

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:41 pm
by yoburtu
gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:48 pm
yoburtu wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Ok, thanks. But, this setting is only for Caja or for all notifications?.
Only for Caja. Disabling all desktop notifications is not easily possible in the MATE version distributed with Linux Mint. You could delete the notifications service:

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sudo rm -v /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.mate.Notifications.service
but it will come back with updates to the package.

If you're running the latest MATE (i.e. not Mint's version) then you can disable them via the Popup Notifications tool in the menu:
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Maybe in Linux Mint 20. ;)
Hi,

Thanks you. I use Arch Linux with Mate Desktop 1.22.2. I don’t have that option.

Best regards.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:45 pm
by gm10
As I said, it's a recent addition, older MATE releases don't have it. Just remove the service as I suggested, should be in the same place on Arch.

And next time best ask in the Arch forums instead of the Linux Mint forums. ;)

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:52 pm
by yoburtu
gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:45 pm
As I said, it's a recent addition, older MATE releases don't have it. Just remove the service as I suggested, should be in the same place on Arch.

And next time best ask in the Arch forums instead of the Linux Mint forums. ;)
Yes!. I asked too but they still don’t answer, but I thought it was a common feature of any distro In MATE, hahaha!.

Thanks you.

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm
by trapperjohn
Yes!. I asked too but they still don’t answer
Well.... I gave it a try. :D

Trapperjohn (alias heroldman)

PS: I have several VMs running on Linux systems with the Mate DE at work. These machines auto-start the VMs at boot and run it full-screen so the habitual Win users are happy (in fact, they don't even know). The VMs are Win 10 machines that must have access to attached Dymo printers. Everything works but, at startup, a notification about a missing printer driver confuses the hapless users. Fortunately, after the VM fully starts, the notification goes away.