Ubuntu – How to clear Ubuntu notifications


Is there a way to clear the pop up notifications I get from changing the volume, brightness, dropbox updates, etc…?

Sometimes I have to sit and wait for them to go away so that I can continue to work, as they are blocking something I want to click or look at.

I know this question might seem a little naggy but it does indeed lower my productivity sometimes. I don't mind getting the notifications, but I do mind not having a option to clear them.

Any idea how I can do that?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Gnome)

Best Answer

The package responsible for displaying the notifications is notify-osd Install notify-osd. You can remove it by opening up a terminal and running the following command:

sudo apt-get remove notify-osd

Fair warning: this will permanently disable all notifications.

If you later decide you want the notifications back, you can run the following command:

sudo apt-get install notify-osd