Today I'm dealing with the following problem:

Never Ending Eject Notifications

Is there some way I can get rid of these without spending my entire day clicking, short of Homer's Drinking Bird?

Note: This is not a duplicate of How do I clear All OS X notifications with 1 click?, because the notifications in my question aren't shown at all in the Notification Center, and thus the solution in that question doesn't work for this question.

  • I edited this question to explain how it's different from the one marked as a duplicate - the main distinction being that the linked solution doesn't actually work in this case. May 17 '18 at 1:05
  • Did you work out what causes this? I have a new USB hub, with backup disk attached to it, and I'm getting this... Mar 22 '20 at 20:06

I started killing processes with "Notification" in their name, and when I hit the one called "NotificationCenter" the smoke finally cleared:

killall NotificationCenter
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    – Sean Chase
    Jun 30 '18 at 3:30
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    FWIW, pkill NotificationCenter works pretty much the same way. And it seems good to restart the process afterwards--its at: /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/Contents/MacOS/NotificationCenter & (There's probably a more sophisticated way to do this with a single restart signal.)
    – MarkHu
    Sep 7 '18 at 17:33
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    Legend! Thank you! Jan 29 '20 at 22:03
  • @MarkHu: More gracefully: open /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app
    – Daniel
    Jun 15 '20 at 7:21
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    maybe its the new OS update, but they come back a second later, like a bunch of zombies
    – Sonic Soul
    Nov 11 '20 at 23:00

The Apple Script from "software is fun", with 3 votes at the time of writing, in the suggested duplicate gets rid of all "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notifications on High Sierra (additionally you have to allow Script Editor to control the computer in Accessibility preferences as the post suggests):

tell application "System Events"
    tell process "NotificationCenter"
        set numwins to (count windows)
        repeat with i from numwins to 1 by -1
            click button "Close" of window i
        end repeat
    end tell
end tell
  • I have the same problem and am not familiar with utilizing scripts on my Mac. Can anyone walk me through this process. I can't keep pressing the close button its killing me.
    – user303817
    Sep 27 '18 at 3:20
  • This works great with Keyboard Maestro. Have it run the script when a usb drive is disconnected.
    – majorgear
    Sep 29 '20 at 2:28

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