1.2.0 - 2017-07-12


  • always_run_script option to run script even if a notification is suppressed
  • Support for more icon file types
  • Support for raw icons
  • hide_duplicate_count option to hide the number of duplicate notifications
  • Support for per-urgency frame colours
  • markup setting for more fine-grained control over how markup is handled
  • history_ignore rule action to exclude a notification from being added to the history
  • Support for setting the dpi value dunst will use for font rendering via the Xft.dpi X resource
  • Experimental support for per-monitor dpi calculation
  • max_icon_size option to scale down icons if they exceed a certain size
  • Middle click on notifications can be used to trigger actions
  • Systemd service file, installed by default
  • %n format flag for getting progress value without any extra characters


  • Text and icons are now centred vertically
  • Notifications aren’t considered duplicate if urgency or icons differ
  • The maximum length of a notification is limited to 5000 characters
  • The frame width and color settings were moved to the global section as frame_width and frame_color respectively
  • Dropped Xinerama in favour of RandR, Xinerama can be enabled with the -force_xinerama option if needed


  • allow_markup is deprecated with markup as its replacement
  • The urgency specific command line flags have been deprecated with no replacement, respond to issue #328 on the bug tracker if you depend on them


  • Infinite loop if there are 2 configuration file sections with the same name
  • URLs with dashes and underscores in them are now parsed properly
  • Many memory leaks
  • Category based rules were applied without actually matching
  • dmenu command not parsing quoted arguments correctly
  • Icon alignment with dynamic width
  • Issue when loading configuration files with very long lines
  • ‘\n’ is no longer expanded to a newline inside notification text
  • Notification window wasn’t redrawn if obscured on systems without a compositor
  • ignore_newline now works regardless of the markup setting
  • dmenu process being left as a zombie if no option was selected
  • Crash when opening urls parsed from <a href=""> tags

1.1.0 - 2014-07-29

  • fix nasty memory leak
  • icon support (still work in progress)
  • fix issue where keybindings aren’t working when numlock is activated

1.0.0 - 2013-04-15

  • use pango/cairo as drawing backend
  • make use of pangos ability to parse markup
  • support for actions via context menu
  • indicator for actions/urls found
  • use blocking I/O. No more waking up the CPU multiple times per second to check for new dbus messages

0.5.0 - 2013-01-26

  • new default dunstrc
  • frames for window
  • trigger scripts on matching notifications
  • context menu for urls (using dmenu)
  • pause and resume function
  • use own code for ini parsing (this removes inih)
  • progress hints

0.4.0 - 2012-09-27

  • separator between notifications
  • word wrap long lines
  • real transparance
  • bouncing text (alternative to word_wrap)
  • new option for line height
  • better multihead support
  • don’t die when keybindings can’t be grabbed
  • bugfix: forgetting geometry
  • (optional) static configuration

0.3.1 - 2012-08-02

  • fix -mon option

0.3.0 - 2012-07-30

  • full support for Desktop Notification Specification (mandatory parts)
  • option to select monitor on which notifications are shown
  • follow focus
  • oneline mode
  • text alignment
  • show age of notifications
  • sticky history
  • filter duplicate messages
  • keybinding to close all notifications
  • new way to specify keybindings
  • cleanup / bugfixes etc.
  • added dunst.service

0.2.0 - 2012-06-26

  • introduction of dunstrc
  • removed static configuration via config.h
  • don’t timeout when user is idle
  • xft-support
  • history (a.k.a. redisplay old notifications)