Please give experiences with Linux libnotify as regards Bug 1144693

Christian Riechers chriechers at
Tue May 5 19:47:10 UTC 2015

On 05/05/2015 08:12 AM, R Kent James wrote:
> See:
> *Bug 1144693* <>
> -New-mail notifications not always working since bug 858919
> <> enabled libnotify
> usage on Linux again
> This bug claims that an attempt to get libnotify working in Linux is not
> actually working in Thunderbird 38, and should be disabled. I would
> appreciate comments from other Linux users on this issue.
> :rkent

OpenSUSE Linux 13.2, Gnome 3.14

Repository: openSUSE-13.2-Oss
Name: libnotify4
Version: 0.7.6-4.1.4

TB 38 beta 4

Notifications for Thunderbird are enabled in Gnome settings.

In Thunderbird:
 When new messages arrive
  Show an alert - checked
   Customize - all options checked
  Play a sound - checked

Upon new message arrival the sound is played, but no visual alert is
shown at all.

I do not get alerts with Thunderbird 31.6.0 either.


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