Details regarding desktop notifications

Regolith 1.3 introduces the integration of Rofication into the environment. Previous versions relied on a built-in notification system within gnome-flashback but the UI was distracting. Rofication relies on a notification daemon and Rofi-based front end. A block in the bar shows the number of notifications the user has. When a new notification is received, this number is incremented by one. There is no other alert or other UI element notifying the user of the new message. If a more aggressive notification UI is desired, dunst is recommended.

Managing Notifications

Next to the bell icon in the bar is the current number of notifications. To view and delete them, select super n and a menu will load. Notifications can be read and then deleted with delete and the notification window can be dismissed with Esc . All low-priority notifications can be deleted at once with shift delete from within the notification menu.

Notification sorting

By default notifications are sorted by reverse order of creation (newest notification first).

It is possible to customize notification sort order by setting the in your Xresources file. This value contains a space separated list of field to sort the notifications on. If a field is preceded by a !, it will be sorted by descending order.

To sort notifications from oldest to newest, add the following line to your ~/.config/regolith/Xresources file: timestamp

To sort notification first by urgency (from critical to low) then be reverse order of creation (newest notification first), add the following line to your ~/.config/regolith/Xresources file: !urgency !timestamp