Here's an Email Oddity For You... Notification Timeout?
Good Morning, all. I have an oddity that the web doesn't address, nor does the excellent Vivaldi help wiki refer to, not that I can find, anyways..
I have i3wm running on Arch Linux, and I use Dunst to provide notifications via notify-send. I have configured Dunst to never expire the on-screen notifications I get, no matter from where they originate. For example, before I installed Vivaldi, my email client would sent a notification that I had gotten new mail, and it would always remain on-screen until I dismissed it. Same for torrent completions, calendar event alerts, etc.....
Since I installed Vivaldi, I have stopped using my normal email client, and I'm giving the email ability of Vivaldi a good trial run. I'm happy so far, seeing how it's in beta and all, but there is one thing I cannot figure out.
When I get new email, Vivaldi's mail client section, or whatever it's referred to, sends an on-screen notification. However, it dismisses itself after 5 seconds. I don't see how this is possible. I want that notification to remain on-screen until I dismiss it. All other notifications still remain until I dismiss them, but not Vivaldi's.
I want all notifications to remain on-screen with no expiration time, because when I'm away from keyboard, I do not want to return and wonder if I missed any notifications. I realize that Vivaldi does have that little indicator in it's status bar, but that's not my point. My point is that this is my system, and I want it to behave the way I want it to.
That is the main reason I went to all the effort to set up i3wm on Arch in the first place. So, would anyone have any clue at all as to what I can do to change this behavior of Vivaldi of dismissing my email notifications? I'm really surprised that it is able to override the Dunst settings, but it does!
Thanks for reading this long-winded post. I just wanted to make my stance on the issue as clear as possible. It is still my belief that Vivaldi is the all-time BEST browser I've used since 1989, and that's saying something! I have no intentions of using any other browser now that I've seen what V can do!!! And you can take that to the bank! (an old TV show reference there)
UPDATE: For future reference and brevity, the solution to this issue is to edit the Dunst config file, which is located in ~/.config/dunst/dunstrc . Look for line number 260, and edit so that it reads:
ignore_dbusclose = true
Save the config file, restart Dunst, and no more early closes of notifications by Vivaldi.