GNOME Shell: How To Enable Notifications In The Lock Screen

gnome shell lock screen notificationsGNOME Shell 3.6 got a neat feature which allows notifications to be displayed in the lock screen.

The lock screen notifications are turned off by default in GNOME Shell 3.6 due to privacy concerns, although the actual notification text is not displayed in the lock screen and only the number of notifications and the application reponsible for sending the notifications show up. So here’s a quick tip on how to enable it. Open a terminal and copy/paste the following command:gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver show-notifications true
This can also be done by using Dconf-editor, by navigating to org > gnome > desktop > screensaver and enabling “show-notifications”.
After enabling this option, you’ll get music player controls and the number of unread notifications in the GNOME Shell lock screen, like you can see in the screenshot above.
If you want to disable the notifications from showing up in the GNOME Shell lock screen, use:gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver show-notifications false
Thanks to Dylan McCall for the tip!

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Posted November 1, 2012 by Andrew in category "Ubuntu