Ubuntu – Notify-send ignores timeout


Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but shouldn't the commands (run separately)

notify-send -t 1 "test"
notify-send -t 1000 "test"
notify-send -t 10000 "test"

have different timeouts? The first being nearly instantaneous, the second taking 1 sec and the third 10 seconds? In all cases it seems to take about six seconds for me.

Is there a way around this behaviour? As the developers label this as a "feature" instead of a bug, I would like some alternatives.

Best Answer

This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/notify-osd/+bug/390508

(It is considered a 'design decision' by the maintainer.)