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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 0.6.2 released (2020/09/01 00:12)
    xfce4-notifyd 0.6.2 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 0.6.2
    - Switch to new app icon and rDNS icon name
    - Default to session autostart instead of DBus (Fixes #27)
    - Add configurable log size limit (default: 100)
    - Make buttons on non-1st notifications work
    - panel-plugin: Add option to hide "Clear log" dialog
    - log: properly handle iso8601 timestamps
    - log: Use SHA-1 data hash in icon cache paths (bug #16825)
    - log: Improve performance of adding notifications (bug #14865)
    - log: Refactor log keyfile element insertion into a separate function
    - Add basic GitLab pipeline
    - Fix GTimeVal deprecation (Bug #16805)
    - Remove unused expire_timeout variable
    - Fix memory leaks
    - settings: Switch to symbolic close icon
    - Translation Updates:
      Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian,
      Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Indonesian,
      Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål,
      Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

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