Notifications never go away

Ever since last week notifications will show, but can’t be hidden.

Notifications stay there forever obstructing part of the screen and can’t be closed.

This happens for most notifications and the only thing that hides them is pressing Alt+F2 then restart.

I really don’t know what’s caused this. This is what I’ve tried:

  • sudo apt-get install --reinstall notify-osd
  • Logging in and out.
  • Multiple restarts.

I’m running: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

Any help is much appreciated.


Turns out I had this extension installed that doesn’t work on 18.04:

Using: instead works perfectly.

Asked By: Joshua


(20.04) System Settings > Notifications >

(__*) Lock screen notifications <- is probably like that.
(__*) Do not disturb <- if set, will not display any notfications.

… this might look differently in 18.04 [ I have no way to check ]

Answered By: Hannu

According to the OP Panel OSD doesn’t work on Ubuntu 18.04.

Use Notification Position Gnome Tweak instead.

Answered By: pierrely

I got this issue on Ubuntu 22.04.1. How I fix that is simply lock my screen and re-login.

Ubuntu 22.04 Lock Screen

Answered By: Don Nisnoni