PRTG Manual: Desktop Notifications

While you are logged in to the PRTG web interface with your Google Chrome or Firefox browser, PRTG can show notifications on your desktop whenever there are new alarms in your monitoring.

PRTG will show desktop notifications (by default, in the lower-right corner of your desktop) whenever there are new alarms after a page refresh in the PRTG web interface. The notification displays the number of new alarms and the current number of each sensor status.

Example of a Chrome Desktop Notification
Example of a Chrome Desktop Notification

icon-i-roundDesktop notifications are not available for Internet Explorer.

Desktop Notifications Settings

When you log in to the PRTG web interface, a message appears, asking you to allow desktop notifications. You have to initially allow the notifications for each installation/profile of Firefox or Google Chrome.

icon-i-roundDesktop Notifications in Google Chrome are not available for HTTP connections. See section System Administration—User Interface for more information.

    • In Google Chrome, click Allow to add the URL of the PRTG web interface to the allowed sites.
    • In Firefox, click Allow Notifications to add the URL of the web interface to the allowed sites.
Click 'Allow' to enable Google Chrome Desktop Notifications
Click 'Allow' to enable Google Chrome Desktop Notifications
Click 'Allow Notifications' to enable Firefox Desktop Notifications
Click 'Allow Notifications' to enable Firefox Desktop Notifications

Disabling or Re-Enabling Desktop Notifications

To disallow or re-allow desktop notifications for the PRTG web interface, edit your browser options:

  • In Google Chrome: Click the View site information symbol in the address bar of the browser. You can block or re-allow notifications for the current URL in section Notifications.
  • In Firefox: Click the Show site information symbol in the address bar of the browser. You can block or re-allow notifications for the current URL in section Permissions.

 

 

Setup—Topics

Others

There are some settings that you must make in the PRTG Administration Tool, available as native Windows application. For more details, see the sections: