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Possible to disable display of SMS text messages? - Zebulon Walton - 12-07-2020

I'm sure I'm in a small minority but I don't like to be bothered by text messages. I don't want people sending them to me and don't want to be bothered by texts from my carrier, politicians, or other spammers. My flip phone does not automatically display texts, it merely puts a tiny icon up on its tiny screen to indicate their presence (no audio or vibrating alert is given) and I can go through the phone's menus to look at them if desired. SMS is working in my Mobian installation in testing but it's not something that I plan to use when going live with the Pinephone.

Is there a background daemon in Mobian that can be disabled so incoming text messages are not displayed? (I assume there's no way to stop receiving them since that capability is part of the modem - just not having them pop up on the screen would be sufficient.)


RE: Possible to disable display of SMS text messages? - wibble - 12-08-2020

I've not spotted a way to do it, so you probably need to make a feature request upstream. I'd imagine it's the sort of thing people might want a setting for globally, for unknown numbers and on a per-contact basis. And all of these on a per-account basis since SMS is just a specific type of chat account. You can probably kill the daemonized instance of 'chatty', but that probably stops you getting any notification at all unless you write a replacement that listens for the dbus signals from ModemManager.

I think the daemonized chatty is started by /etc/xdg/autostart/sm.puri.Chatty-daemon.desktop


RE: Possible to disable display of SMS text messages? - Zebulon Walton - 12-08-2020

(12-08-2020, 12:12 PM)wibble Wrote: I've not spotted a way to do it, so you probably need to make a feature request upstream. I'd imagine it's the sort of thing people might want a setting for globally, for unknown numbers and on a per-contact basis. And all of these on a per-account basis since SMS is just a specific type of chat account. You can probably kill the daemonized instance of 'chatty', but that probably stops you getting any notification at all unless you write a replacement that listens for the dbus signals from ModemManager.

I think the daemonized chatty is started by /etc/xdg/autostart/sm.puri.Chatty-daemon.desktop

Interesting, thanks, I'll have to experiment with killing/disabling chatty and see how that works out.