notify-send longer timeout? libnotify replacement?

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Wed Mar 6 07:06:05 GMT 2013

On Wednesday, 2013-03-06, adrelanos wrote:
> Hi!
> notify-send -t 600000 test
> it always times out after 5 seconds.
> It's a known bug in libnotify and won't get fixed. [1]
> Can KDE (on Debian Wheezy) use some alternative to libnotify where
> longer timeouts are possible?

I just glanced at the bug report but as far as I can tell it is the receiver 
of the notification that ignores the timeout.

After a quick test it seems that the KDE notification server is using the 
specified timeout as requested.
I.e. I tried notify-send with 500ms timeout and the popup disappeared very 
quickly, while when I specified 10000 it stayed around for about 10 seconds 
(didn't time it with a stop watch though).

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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