Knotify didn't clear old unnecessary messages from list

Bug #659475 reported by Murz on 2010-10-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
notify-osd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: notify-osd

I have use Kopete and other applicaions in KDE 4.5, that shows some notifies via knotify. And if I don't close each message manually, at end of the day I see in list all messages that I receive!

Screenshot how this looks if I click on notifications icon:

Most of messages are useful only short time after show, and I don't want to see the long list with it, and there are no needs to store all of them all the time. For example, notifications of player status change, kopete messages about status change, kopete messages that I already read... we must remove it after 1-5 minutes if used didn't act on it.

And some more info about Kopete notifications: they have buttons "Open" and "Dismiss". And when I press "Dismiss", the message didn't removes from list! And if I press "Open" - I see it in list too! It disappear only when I press "x" button!

I think that we must clear old unnecessary messages automatically, but I can't find the way how to set timeout for auto-remove message, or the way to clear old messages via cli command.

If I use "notify-send", it have the option --expire-time=TIME, but after this time messages hide from the screen, but don't removes from list of all notifications.

Does "notify-send" or other command have any option to set auto-remove timeout and option to clear all messages from the specific group?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: notify-osd 0.9.29-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 12 23:49:47 2010
GtkTheme: Ambiance
IconTheme: ubuntu-mono-dark
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=c4598b85-895e-4b22-8a01-0a9e73822e1c ro quiet splash elevator=deadline
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+6ubuntu3
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.9~git20100924-0ubuntu2
 libdrm2 2.4.21-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.12.0-1ubuntu5
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.1-1ubuntu5
SourcePackage: notify-osd
WindowManager: metacity 08/31/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0501
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. M4A785T-M
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0501:bd08/31/2009:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM4A785T-M:rvrRevX.0x:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Murz (murznn) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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