GNOME's notification pop-ups have had quite a few refinements for 3.6. For the new release, we have made them:

  • Smarter: notifications are smarter in GNOME 3.6. If you are running a full screen application or game, we only show you your important notifications. All other notifications are delayed until you stop using your full screen application.

  • More noticeable: we have tweaked the behavior of notification pop-ups to make sure that you see all your notifications. No longer will you miss out on a notification as we only hide a notification after we know you have interacted with the system.

  • Easier to dismiss: notification bubbles now feature close buttons. This makes it much clearer how to dismiss a notification.