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customize desktop notifications

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Hello,

I would like to receive much more intrusive web notifications so that I can actually notice them. But I see no option in firefox to customize how notifications are displayed.

I see in about config one undocumented option: notification.feature.enabled What does it do?

Is there a way to make firefox web notifications on linux more noticeable and void them disappearing after a few seconds? Maybe add sound as well?

Using ff 40 on fedora linux.

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Are you talking about things like a viruses and such? That is done by your anti-virus software.

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FredMcD said

Are you talking about things like a viruses and such? That is done by your anti-virus software.

I don't think I mentioned anything like that. I want to have more intrusive notifications from some apps, and less annoying from other apps. e.g. calendar should interrupt me while some unimportant app should have notification less visible.

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The built-in notification feature is pretty limited; the developer can only specify the title, text, and icon.

Fancier notifications probably require an add-on.

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akostadinov said

I see in about config one undocumented option:
notification.feature.enabled
What does it do?

I can't tell. Normally sites prompt you for permission to show desktop notifications. Maybe that's a blanket permission?

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I don’t think you mentioned anything specific related to notifications in your original question. Firefox and any other browser are browsers and hence hardly contain anything like notifications (time-based, calendar-based, virus-based etc.).

As said, notifications are the job of websites visited or applications, even when integrated in browser software, so you are likely talking about particular websites, apps or add-ons. Please be specific on what and from what app or program you would like to see notifications from and we may be of help.

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