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Facebook notifications doesn't work

  • So, I have this problem for quite long now... it was present on my previous Kubuntu installation (14.04), and now after I did a clean install of 18.04, I still have this issue (although I did install all the old extensions again that I've had in Opera before).

    The problem is, I always have to refresh Facebook to see if there's any new notifications, and sometimes even then they don't show up. Interestingly, this only effects the normal notifications (like, comment etc.), but new messages and friend requests do show up without refreshing the page.

    It does this even when testing in a private window. All other browsers not affected. I do have FBPurity installed, but I've tried disabling it, and it didn't fix the issue. I have like at least a dozen other extensions, probably not affecting Facebook, I didn't test them all. Maybe Notifycon can be another culprit, I don't know...

    I haven't found any relevant result in Google with the exact same problem, and it's really annoying me now, so I just try it here: does anyone else has this problem, and if yes, has anyone found a solution other than changing browser? I love Opera, so I don't really want to change because of this...