1.4.1 - 2019-07-03


  • max_icon_size not working with dynamic width (#614)
  • Failure to parse color strings with trailing comments in the config (#626)
  • Negative width in geometry being ignored (#628)
  • Incorrect handling of the argument terminator -- in dunstify
  • Crash when changing DPI while no notifications are displayed (#630)
  • Fullscreen status change not being detected in some cases (#613)

1.4.0 - 2019-03-30


  • Add support to override frame_color via rules (#498)
  • Support for round corners (#420)
  • Ability to reference $HOME in icon paths with ~/ (#520)
  • Support to customize the mouse bindings (#530)
  • Command to toggle pause status (#535)
  • Ability to automatically replace similar notifications (like volume changes) via stack_tag (#552)
  • Comparison of raw icons for duplicate notifications (#571)
  • Introduce new desktop-entry filter (#470)
  • fullscreen rule to hide notifications when a fullscreen window is active (#472)
  • Added skip_display rule option to skip initial notification display, and include the notification in the history. (#590)


  • Notification age not counting the time while the computer was suspended (#492)
  • Dunst losing always-on-top status on a window manager restart (#160)
  • Xpm icons not being recognized
  • When new notifications arrive, but display is full, important notifications don’t have to wait for a timeout in a displayed notification (#541)
  • Dunst hanging while the context menu is open (#456)
  • Having & inside a notification breaking markup (#546)
  • <I> more notifications don’t occupy space anymore, if there is only a single notification waiting to get displayed. The notification gets displayed directly (#467)
  • Segfault when comparing icon name with a notification with a raw icon (#536)
  • Icon size can no longer be larger than the notification when a fixed width is specified (#540)


  • Transient notifications no longer skip history by default (#508)
  • The notification summary no longer accepts markup (#497)


  • Dependency on libxdg-basedir (#550)

1.3.2 - 2018-05-06


  • Crash when trying to load an invalid or corrupt icon (#512)

1.3.1 - 2018-01-30


  • Race condition resulting in the service files being empty (#488)

1.3.0 - 2018-01-05


  • ellipsize option to control how long lines should be ellipsized when word_wrap is set to false (#374)
  • A beginning tilde of a path is now expanded to the home of the current user (#351)
  • The image-path hint is now respected, as GApplications send their icon only via this link (#447)
  • The (legacy) image_data hint is now respected (#353)
  • If dunst can’t acquire the DBus name, dunst prints the PID of the process holding the name (#458 #460)
  • Increased accuracy of timeouts by using microseconds internally (#379 #291)
  • Support for specifying timeout values in milliseconds, minutes, hours, or days. (#379)
  • Support for HTML img tags (via context menu) (#428)


  • new_icon rule being ignored on notifications that had a raw icon (#423)
  • Format strings being replaced recursively in some cases (#322 #365)
  • DBus related memory leaks (#397)
  • Crash on X11 servers with RandR support less than 1.5. (#413 #364)
  • Silently reading the default config file, if -conf did not specify a valid file (#452)
  • Notification window flickering when a notification is replaced (#320 #415)
  • Inaccurate timeout in some cases (#291 #379)


  • Transient hints are now handled (#343 #310) An additional rule option (match_transient and set_transient) is added to optionally reset the transient setting
  • HTML links are now referred to by their text in the context menu rather than numbers (#428)
  • icon_folders setting renamed to icon_path (#170)
  • config.def.h and config.h got merged (#371)
  • The dependency on GTK3+ has been removed. Instead of GTK3+, dunst now requires gdk-pixbuf which had been a transient dependency before. (#334 #376)
  • The _GNU_SOURCE macros had been removed to make dunst portable to nonGNU systems (#403)
  • Internal refactorings of the notification queue handling. (#411)
  • Dunst does now install the systemd and dbus service files into their proper location given by pkg-config. Use SERVICEDIR_(DBUS|SYSTEMD) params to overwrite them. (#463)

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)