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  1. #1
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    unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    i am using fedora 28
    i am having notes continually being put on the desktop, by the 10's and 100's. i don't seem to be able to stop this.
    i have delete knotes executables.
    i have removed any references from .local/share/plasma_notes (rm -fr .local/share/plasma_notes.
    i have pulled my hair out.
    i have re-installe kde.

    any ideas would be very much appreciated.

    awb

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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    There are many notes applications, so it isn't necessarily knotes that is at fault.

    Run 'top' or 'ps -e' and see if you can spot the suspect.

    Once you identified it, it should be a simple matter to remove it.
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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    any ideas would be very much appreciated.
    You could try the following to find out which program is opening the notes, if the notes are in windows on the screen and you are running X.

    Run, in a terminal: xwininfo
    xwininfo will ask you to select a window, so locate the pointer over the note window and click it.
    The output of xwininfo in the terminal will have a window ID number.
    In the terminal, use that window ID in the command: xprop -id <number>
    The output of the xprop program should have a line like: WM_CLASS(STRING) = "xterm", "XTerm".
    In this example output, xprop has identified that the program running that window was xterm.
    When you discover the program that you don't wish to run, you can then deal with it.

    Sometimes, this procedure may not work because windows can come from unusual places, like somewhere else on the net, but if everything is local, it's been pretty reliable for me.

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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    In KDE, go in "System Settings" -> "Notifications" (under "Personalization") and change the settings as you want to reduce notes (go to each type and uncheck "Show a message in a popup" ). There are many "Event Sources", you need to select each one in turn to uncheck its "Show a message in a popup". It would be nice to have but I know of no way to just set all of the Event sources to "no" for popups in one step.
    Last edited by marko; 10th August 2018 at 09:14 AM.

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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by marko
    In KDE, go in "System Settings" -> "Notifications" (under "Personalization") and change the settings as you want to reduce notes (go to each type and uncheck "Show a message in a popup" )
    Aah ... that sounds much more straight forward. Not a kde user.

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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    thanks for the reply. i have attempted to use top and ps -ef | grep note, with no results returned. so i went into the dot kde directory and found a knotes directory. there were a number of files with long names of alpha-numerics. i deleted those files. that has resolved the issure. again, thanks for your reply.

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    Re: unwanted notes keep appearing on desktop

    Thanks for that solution ... good to know.

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