Disable notifications does nothing

Asked by erik070 on 2020-06-29

There are options to disable notifications for build in applications, and for notifications of 3rd party applications.

None of these options work. Disabling a notification for a build in app does nothing, ie: notifications are all still shown. Disabling notifications for a 3rd party app does nothing, ie: all notifications are still shown.

This is either a bug, or the way this works in not intuitive (disabling does something else then disabling the notification, maybe a second step needs to be taken, no idea).

To make clear what I'm talking about:

Go to Settings > notifications > turn off notifications for a particular app and wait for something to happen in that app > voila notification is shown.

Do I need to enable/disbale something else to stop notifications of certain applications? Do not disturb is an option, but I do want notifications of certain applications, and make it persistent through reboots (DND, reset to off after reboot I understand).

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


erik070 (erik-troost) said : #2

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Pop
Description: Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
Linux comfort 5.4.0-7634-generic #38~1591219791~20.04~6b1c5de-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 4 02:56:10 UTC 2 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Pop OS isn't supported here or by the Ubuntu community. Pop OS has its own support channels and community. I suggest you post on the Pop OS forum here:

None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported here. There are distribution agnostic forums on the Web but this isn't one of them.

erik070 (erik-troost) said : #5

My apologies, will post it there

erik070 (erik-troost) said : #6

Had the same on Ubuntu 20.04 btw but switched to Pop! OS recently