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What is this icon enter image description here in OS X menu bar and how do you remove it?

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It is the Notification Center icon.

To remove the Notification Center, paste this script in AppleScript Editor and then run it...

display dialog "Notification Center" buttons {"Remove", "Display"} default button 2
if the button returned of the result is "Remove" then
    tell application "Terminal"
        set currentTab to do script ("launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist")
        delay 2
        do script ("killall NotificationCenter") in currentTab
        delay 3
        quit application "Terminal"
    end tell

    say "Notification Center has been removed successfully."

else
    tell application "Terminal"
        set currentTab to do script ("launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist")
        delay 5
        quit application "Terminal"
    end tell

    say "Notification Center has been restored successfully."

end if

Save this script as an application if you regularly want to remove or display notification center.

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This is Notification Center icon. You can get rid of it using http://www.macbartender.com app.

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    Thanks for the pointer. I also found a command line approach osxdaily.com/2012/08/06/… – MonoThreaded Jul 17 '14 at 10:05
  • That does more than remove the icon. It unloads Notification Center completely, which is not exactly the question you asked. Just wanted to clarify for future visitors. – samh Jul 17 '14 at 16:40
  • @samh You're referring to MonoThreaded comment to be exact :) Accepted answer also removes NC completly not only the icon. – Mateusz Szlosek Jul 17 '14 at 16:50
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You can disable it only with some tools, Bartender is not free, but a nice tool.

I think you will love NCBackgrounder - after the Installation you can disable Notification Center (or Customize it) and the best thing is - it's completely free.

I hope this works for you.

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On Mac:

1) Click Chrome in your top menu bar. 2) Select Hide Notifications Icon from the drop-down menu.

  • I'm fairly certain this does not address the question being asked. Want to add some more detail so it doesn't get down voted? – Ian C. Jul 17 '14 at 16:24

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