How can we improve Discord?

Less intrusive notifications.

It would be great if the program could use some notifications like the taskbar new messages, the current desktop notifications, besides getting in the way of the screen, makes me pause my work, while drawing for example, because when it appears it makes me unable to click on the screen until either the notification disappears by itself, or until I click the notification to see the message, please, fix this, it's the only thing keeping me and friends of using this program fully.

Being able to disable the desktop notifications while still keeping the sound notification on would be a good option too.

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  • Narcolepto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For those in Windows 10, you can right click the date/time in your system tray and select "Customize Notification Icons." Scroll down and click on Discord. Flip "Show Notification Banners" off and "Notifications" to On. This will disable the screen-blocking pop-up and simply make your system tray flash for a second when you have a message. This was bugging me like all heck.

  • Myiasia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I, too, am experiencing the "can't click while notifications are showing" issue. It makes it quite frustrating, especially when I'm trying to browse or manipulate files. I cannot click anywhere until the notification fades out, and it's really actually starting to tick me off.

  • Ø Null commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Fix the bug making the toasters steal focus, or even better, just let me separate out toasters from other notification settings. Please. Please please please, it would help my workflow so so much.

  • dem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes please

    i would love having my taskbar icon flash but having half my screen unusable for several seconds because someone posted a new message in group chat is too much

  • Emma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really frustrating when I'm just trying to watch a video or draw because it distracts me too much. The current set up is so big and bulky so it's twice as distracting and bothersome when I get a lot of messages. It's also just kind of an eye sore. I can't rely on sound for notifications because I easily forget things if I can't see that I have new messages. Having an option for notifications to be shown on the app's icon in the taskbar or for it to flash without a big box popping on my screen would be lovely because then I can do whatever I want without getting too distracted.

  • Vorthod commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love the popup, in theory. But the fact that it reserves space for like four messages on top of each other just caused me to leave my teammates to die because suddenly my entire map and the enemy's unit was underneath an invisible box that I couldn't get rid of in time. So my character just initiated a fight and then proceeded to stand around. Please don't make the popup box take up more space than it actually uses.

  • DaComputerNerd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely. It is really annoying. I put two windows on each side of the screen, and a 50x200 or so discord notification completely blocks around 1080x800 pixels instead. WHY?!?! like seriously

    streamer mode should not be the only answer for this.

  • Boomshakalocka02 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For those of you who are having problems, there is a very simple way. Go to notifications and at the very top you just have to disable it. By doing this the popup will be gone but you can still hear the sound and blinker :)

  • teal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "makes me pause my work, while drawing for example, because when it appears it makes me unable to click on the screen until either the notification disappears"

    This is a problem that needs to be addressed ASAP.

  • elektranachos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously, this needs to be done. It's unbelievable annoying having to close the notification every time when you're talking to even just 5 people and every second you're doing something or making graphics this gets in the way. This is literally the only problem I have but it's so annoying and troublesome.

  • Starficz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To everyone who wants only sound, go to Settings->Streamer Mode->Enable sounds + Disable Notifications

    Ta-da! Its not optimal, but it works.

  • KnIghT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    May 1...
    They updated a few times after this... why didnt they see this yet, having 600+ votes too...
    I want that gone, its annoying, i am forced to disable notifs altogether, which i hate because i have people dm-ing me and asking me questions in the servers, i dont want to miss that.

  • TechCat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has been brought up among my moderators for ease of use. The visual popup is too stimulating. The option to toggle down to just a sound, and vice versa: the option to have no sound and only pop-ups (for those who need the audio interruption minimal) would be very helpful.

  • Sypanite commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I LOATHE the OS notifications.

    All we need is a few checkboxes, something akin to:

    "When I receive a message...
    [ ] Push desktop notification
    [ ] Flash taskbar icon
    [ ] Play sound"

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