Disclaimer: This guide refers to using the Element Matrix clients, Element Web or Element Desktop apps
You can change your Matrix account settings by clicking your profile icon in the top left of the Element client. By default, this will be a coloured circle with the first letter of your Matrix ID. From the presented drop-down menu, you'll be able to jump into specific settings straight away, or access All Settings. Clicking All Settings will take you first to General settings, click Notifications in the vertical navigation menu on the left to open Notifications settings.
Info: The below setting layout / order may change in subsequent client updates, however generally most settings will still perform the same function.
Notification settings allow you to customise default notification settings which are synced to your account, however you are also able to customise whether you receive notifications for this specific device. Note: A device is per client, using both a web-based Matrix client and a Desktop client on the same physical device will still appear as two separate devices.
To enable desktop notifications from your client, you can enable the toggle 'Enable desktop notifications for this session', you can also customise these notifications to also display the message that triggers the notification using the 'Show message in desktop notification' toggle. When using a web-based Element client, you will also need to accept permissions allowing the client to display notifications.
Notification settings allow notifications to be set as either 'Off', 'On' or 'Noisy'.
For finer tuning, you can easily configure per room notification setting from the context menu you get by clicking on the ... icon that appears when hovering over the room name in the room list. You can use this to temporarily mute a room, or make sure you’re not missing anything from a given discussion. You can select the following options:
From the notification settings you can also add additional keywords to listen for to trigger a notification. You can directly specify how a notification triggered from these keywords responds in the 'Mentions & keywords' section.