How to Turn On or Off Do Not Disturb in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Do Not Disturb in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux comes with a feature called Do Not Disturb, that allows users to avoid distracting notifications when they need to stay focused on tasks and priorities.

Do Not Disturb enables everyone to stay in the moment and minimize distractions on their PC. This feature will make it easy to silence notification banners so not to get distracted.

Notifications will still be available in the notification list when you display it (by clicking on the clock, or by pressing SUPER + V, and they will start popping up again when you switch the switch back to on.

Below is how to enable or disable Do Not Disturb in Ubuntu Linux.

How to enable or disable do not disturb in Ubuntu Linux

As mentioned above, Do Not Disturb will make it easy to silence notification banners so not to get distracted.

If you are working on something and do not want to be bothered, you can switch off notifications.

Below is how to enable or disable this feature:

Users can quickly turn On or Off Do Not Disturb from the top bar by clicking on the Clock.

Click on the Clock and set On or Off Do Not Disturb as shown below.

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Alternatively, you can use Ubuntu Linux Settings app to control this feature as well.

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

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Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

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In the Settings app, click on Notifications tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Notifications panel, toggle the Do Not Disturb switch to On to enable and silence all notifications.

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To disable and allow notifications again, switch the Do Not Disturb switch to Off.

When notifications are switched off, they will not pop up at the top of the screen as usual.

You can also disable or re-enable notifications for individual applications from the Notifications panel.

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That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Do Not Disturb in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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