Having "do-not-disturb" modes for audible notifications seems to be all the rage these days. But I think I've found a better solution:
Just don't install an audio stack at all :D (This also solves the "annoying autoplaying video" issue as a bonus!)
More seriously, after about a month without an audio stack on my laptop, I think it's time that I admit I'm not just putting off installing Pulse—I genuinely don't need/miss audio on this PC.
(Probably not for everyone, though!)
@codesections Hmm... disabling sndiod on my laptop would mean needing a separate device for listening to music.
I'd rather just kill off notifications. Applications should silently pine away until I deign to shift my focus.
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> Hmm... disabling sndiod on my laptop would mean needing a separate device for listening to music.
Yeah, I listen to a bizarrely small amount of music, which is probably why this works for me.
(Well, and when I do want to listen to music, I usually use bluetooth headphones… and I *also* haven't bothered to set up bluetooth on this laptop (both out of laziness and a vague sense that I'm increasing security))
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