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h_mortazavifar
Strollin' around
Status: In development

Show Firefox push notifications from websites in windows native notification bar instead of a disappearing rectangle and can't be ever recovered! All Windows apps do this, I don't know why Firefox doesn't.

9 Comments
FlamingDawn
Making moves

Agreed! One of the most important reasons I need this is that sometimes I won't be able to open the website immediately, and want to check on it later on. The Windows Notification Center support this feature, it would be great if Firefox could implement its notification with Windows.

Besides, Windows notifications respect the Focus Assist feature that mute all notifications for a desired period, while Firefox's does not. Can you imagine having reddit and youtube notifications popping out when having an online exam? And it is highly possible to accidentally click on one of them, leading to the exam website's judgement as "Cheating", which is a loss I can't afford.

As far as I'm concerned Firefox is always a pioneer in adopting now Windows features such as the rounded window corner, fluent scrollbar and etc. They are awesome, and Notification is a part yet to be improved!

KevinBrosnan
Employee
Employee

If you are willing to go into Firefox's internal settings you can try the native dialog by going to about:confg and setting alerts.useSystemBackend to true.

h_mortazavifar
Strollin' around

This workaround just shows the notification in notifications panel, but it still doesn't stay there when I open the notif panel!

Just make it right for God's sake and don't bother us with useless workarounds!!!

user78335
Strollin' around

It's a Windows setting... you have to go to Notifications and Actions -> Firefox -> enable Show notifications in action center

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

Great news!

This idea was shared with our internal teams, and we're happy to report that it's being worked on.

Stay tuned for updates and keep on sharing your ideas 😃

-The Community Team

user78335
Strollin' around

Jon,

Yes, great news!

On Windows 10 with the pref it has been working as expected.

Thanks team!

h_mortazavifar
Strollin' around

@user78335By default It is enabled in actions when Firefox is installed, but that doesn't show notifications in windows native format and there is no need to enable it manually.

user78335
Strollin' around

For many user it is preferred to use the native windows notification center for the customization, timers, history, better UI, etc.

AhmedX
Making moves

This idea is similar to the following and I provided what I do currently to kind of work around this... making the notification last forever:
https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/want-to-see-the-history-of-push-notifications-in-firefox/idc-p/...

Honestly though would be great to be able to enhance the notification management system since the windows native format doesn't even work for me when I enable it. We are living in a web app environment nowdays and not having this is a huge miss.