1. It's not bad sometimes to have notifications.
2. But for the most part they are a pain in the arse that blocks screen space.
3. People need a CHOICE to enable or disable them, within the programm / settings manager.
4. True to form - as is the style of many "linux" programmers, and to miss the blatantly obvious - it does not come with one.
5. It should come with an inbuilt method to be able to CHOOSE to to have them running or NOT.
6. Andtospite the fact that there are many complaints about this over the web, and having raised this issue before - a long time ago - the lack of any manual control to enable or DISABLE the notifications - has still not been implemented.
To be frank I DO like the XFCE interface - better than anything, but it's that blatant lack of "common sense" that is lacking when some functions are implemented.
It's that cluless mentality - the equivalent of building a nice house on the south pole... but not including front and back doors.
This problem is indeed well known and will be fixed when time allows or when someone else starts to work on the issue. Please remember that Xfce is based on volunteering and has no dedicated resources.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5806 ***
That is such a LAME answer.....
I have not done much coding - but I CAN do it.
It's about time that you started to point people in the direction of HOW to code, and HOW to make the changes, instead of going, "Duplicate of, Duplicate of, duplicate of" - can't be fixed until...
We are all volunteers..... time.... "
So where is the BOOK on CODING, in this (computer) language?
I don't think this is a real issue: if someone does not want the notifications, he/she can remove the xfce4-notifyd package. What's the point of keeping them installed, but turned off?
I have re-implemented a very basic version of the "Do not disturb" (or quiet) mode in my branch here:
Feel free to give it a spin.
Currently the "missed" notifications are logged to xfconf as reference implementation, but this should likely be redone for a panel plugin (rc file or dbus).
As the "do not disturb" mode was requested in this other bugreport in a more polite and constructive manner I'm closing this issue as duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8069 ***