When clicking the notifications icon in Wingpanel I see:


The clear button is gray and I cannot click it. I would like to clear notifications so that the bell icon doesn't show.

I have tried clicking on the notifications and they still don't disappear.

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Even if you have 0 new notifications, this indicator will still appear to provide quick access to the applications that make use of it and the associated actions. The indicator's general presence is not an indication of new notifications.

If you are using the default icons, the styling of the icon will change to indicate new notifications. It is unknown whether the icons you have chosen to use make that same distinction.

  • I use the Numix Circle icon theme
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:21
  • So how do I clear it
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:21
  • @SuiciDoga In your screenshot it is already cleared. Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:43
  • How do I remove those applications from notifications?
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:45
  • @SuiciDoga The only way to do that is to uninstall the app Commented Apr 16, 2016 at 2:47

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