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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#1647 closed enhancement (fixed)

Forwarding original app name in notifications

Reported by: psycho_zs Owned by: psycho_zs
Priority: minor Milestone: 2.2
Component: client Version: trunk
Keywords: libnotify Cc:


Please consider supporting forwarding original notification app name (the field represented by notify-send -a ).

Currently all forwarded notifications have 'Xpra' as their application name. Might be handy if it would read $ORIGINAL_APPNAME (on $REMOTE_HOSTNAME), akin how window managers name remote windows.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to psycho_zs

The application name is already forwarded to the platform specific notification API.

Please provide more details as per wiki/ReportingBugs

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by psycho_zs

Component: serverclient

Debian testing, Xpra 2.1.2, displaying notifications via dunst.

Testing with notify-send -a apptest test test
If run locally, notification is received with:
application: apptest
summary: test
body: test

If run in remote session, notification is received with:
application: Xpra
summary: test
body: test

Notifications from other apps in remote session are also displayed as coming from 'Xpra'.

Test application name is mentioned in client debug log:

2017-09-18 16:34:34,104 _process_notify_show(['notify_show', 'unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-swCyiCvbB0,guid=67f6a91b10b2c27f09998bb559bf73e3', 9, 'apptest', 0, '', 'test', 'test', -1]) notifier=<xpra.client.notifications.dbus_notifier.DBUS_Notifier object at 0x7f35f27a5490>, server_supports_notifications=True
2017-09-18 16:34:34,106 notification reply: (dbus.UInt32(73L),)

So, problem might be on the client side.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Does r16909 fix things?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by psycho_zs

Yes, it works!
How about app_name + " (via Xpra)" (or mentioning remote hostname)?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Try r16910.

ie: you can change the string using

XPRA_NOTIFICATION_APP_NAME="Hello %s (via Xpra" xpra attach ...

We can't use the remote host name because it isn't available to the notification backends at present.

Last edited 5 years ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by psycho_zs

It works, thanks!

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1647

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