Desktop Notifications

Nuvola can show desktop notifications when a track is changed. Some people find them annoying, others regard them as a necessity. The decision is yours, toggle them on or off as you wish.

To enable Notifications, open Preferences dialog from the Menu button and toggle Notifications option on.

Notifications are not shown when the window is active

Not to disturb you, Nuvola usually shows notifications only when the main window is not active, i.e., when another application is in the foreground, or Nuvola is running in the background.

Notifications in GNOME

GNOME is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu 17.10 and later, Fedora and many other distributions. Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for GNOME.

Notifications in GNOME are typically displayed at the top center side of the screen and can be later accessed via the date & time button.

GNOME used to support notifications with actions (e.g., play/pause, skip to next song) but this feature was retired in GNOME 3.18.

Notifications in Unity

Unity is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu 17.04 and older. It was replaced with GNOME since Ubuntu 17.10. Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for Unity.

Notifications in Unity are typically displayed in the top right corner. Unlike some other desktops, Unity does not support notifications with actions.

Notifications in elementaryOS

The elementaryOS's desktop environment is called Pantheon Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for elementaryOS.

Notifications in elementaryOs are typically displayed in the top right corner and can be later accessed via the notifications applet. Unlike some other desktops, elementaryOS does not support notifications with actions.


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