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xfce4-notifyd - Xfce Notification service


Xfce4-notifyd is a notification service for the Xfce Desktop that implements most of the “server-side” portion of the Freedesktop desktop notifications specification. Applications that wish to pop up a notification bubble in a standard way can make use of the xfce4-notifyd service by sending standard messages over D-Bus using the org.freedesktop.Notifications interface. Read the specification here.

Apart from the notification server, a panel-plugin is included which shows recent notifications in a dropdown menu in the Xfce Panel.


Several new features have been added in Xfce's Notification service, including a notifications log, the possibility to disable notifications per application, a global 'Do Not Disturb' mode, which inhibits all notifications, and finally a new animation ('slide out').

The new notification animation 'slide out'

Panel Plugin

A new panel plugin was added which provides quick access to both the 'Do Not Disturb' mode as well as the log of recent notifications.

The new panel plugin'

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Latest Release

  • xfce4-notifyd 0.8.2 released (2023/02/28 07:37)
    xfce4-notifyd 0.8.2 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-notifyd?
    Xfce4-notifyd is a simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for
    Xfce that implements the Freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications
    Release notes for 0.8.2
    - Remove WM_TAKE_FOCUS from WM_PROTOCOLS for notification windows
    - Add pref to change what fields are shown in notifications
    - Fix a use-after-free with a notification's app ID
    - Fix plural forms missing from translatable strings
    - Fix weird formatting mistake in configure.ac
    - Remove support for xfce4-panel 4.12.
    - Reduce gettext requirement to 0.20.
    - Simplify notification placement code
    - Add assertion to ensure no window with new ID exists in the tree
    - Fix possible index out of bounds issue
    - Don't compare uints like char pointers
    - Support default actions
    - Add option to allow gauge notifications to ignore DnD
    - Don't move notifications on mouse-over
    - If urgency updated, start/stop expiration
    - Close all non-urgent notifications when DnD is activated
    - Add a missing $(AM_V_GEN)
    - Remove intltool in favor of plain gettext
    - Use pkg-config to find gdbus-codegen
    - Don't hide glib-genmarshal behind MAINTAINER_MODE
    - Use glib-compile-resources instead of xdt-csource
    - Don't require xdt-csource for dist tarball builds
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan,
      Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
      Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), Estonian, Finnish, French,
      Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic,
      Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean,
      Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese
      (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai,
      Turkish, Ukrainian

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