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The silent read-only property of the Notification interface specifies whether the notification should be silent, i.e., no sounds or vibrations should be issued, regardless of the device settings. This is specified in the silent option of the Notification() constructor.


var silent = Notification.silent;


A boolean value. false is the default; true makes the notification silent.


The following snippet is intended to fire a silent notification; a simple options object is created, and then the notification is fired using the Notification() constructor.

var options = {
  body: 'Do you like my body?',
  silent: true

var n = new Notification('Test notification', options);

console.log(n.silent) // should log true


Notifications API Standard (Notifications API)
# dom-notification-silent

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