I am running Mathematica 12.1 on Manjaro and Ubuntu. I have a frequently recurring bug that causes a notebook to start blinking in the taskbar after finishing an evaluation, regardless of my workspace, until I close down the notebook completely. The blinking will continue regardless of what I do. This is starting to annoy me, so I am looking for a way to turn this setting off, but I cannot find anything in the settings.

I am using XFCE on both systems.

Playing around a bit (on the Ubuntu system), I figured out what is triggering the bug:

  • Start an evaluation
  • Click on another window on the same workspace to put that window in focus
  • Change workspace

Now the blinking will be persistent. If I switch directly to another workspace without first putting another window in focus, the bug does not seem to appear.

I also found a way of rectifying it without having to close down the notebook.

  • Start an evaluation
  • Change workspace without clicking on any other window
  • Wait for evaluation to finish and then click on the blinking notification in the taskbar
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    $\begingroup$ What window manager are you using, do you know? Does it blink after any evaluation at all, like 2+2? $\endgroup$
    – Carl Lange
    Sep 28 '21 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it happens after any evaluation, as long as it does not finish before I manage to switch workspaces, of course. I added some more details in the question. $\endgroup$
    – a20
    Sep 28 '21 at 11:58
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    $\begingroup$ If you are describing what I think you are describing, evaluating the following should stop that from happening. CurrentValue[$FrontEnd, "EvaluationQueueActions"] = {} $\endgroup$
    – ihojnicki
    Sep 28 '21 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ @ihojnicki this worked, thanks! Please put it as an answer, and mention that it is available in the Options inspector under Global Options -> System configuration $\endgroup$
    – a20
    Oct 7 '21 at 9:21

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