I was cruising along just fine with xfce4 under Ubuntu 12.04. But last week I downloaded something (I don't know what) which started notifications on my desktop. Each time I printed something, each time my music player started a new track, etc.
I thought it'd be easy to stop Yeah, right.
Well, I finally did stop it. But, I don't like my method. If you have a better one, do let me know!
I moved (to make them unknown) 2 directories in /usr/lib:
[03:31 PM /usr/lib] bob$ sudo mv notification-daemon notification-daemon-foo
[03:30 PM /usr/lib] bob$ sudo mv notify-osd notify-osd-foo
BTW, one can't do this by installing via synaptic since that will delete the entire gnome desktop. Not what I want.