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By default, DND disables itself the following day. But it would be much more useful to be able to just set it for say an hour. As far as I can tell on macOS this is not possible.

Is there a way to turn on DND for just a short window of time such as 1 hour etc.?

I found at least one commercial app that allows this functionality, but it seems like this should be basic core functionality in the OS. Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this? If there is no other option than a 3rd party app I'd consider it, but I would prefer a native solution.

To be clear, this is specifically about macOS, not iOS.

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  • You mean without using the "From ___ to: ____" option in Sys Prefs | Notification Center | Do Not Disturb? – JRobert Mar 19 '20 at 18:43
  • Correct, not scheduling, but simply like you can do in iOS, DND for the next hour, for example. – JVC Mar 19 '20 at 18:43
  • @JVC make a script using tips at apple.stackexchange.com/questions/145487/… and use "Script Editor.app"'s menu bar icon to access it – anki Mar 19 '20 at 19:57
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    Thanks for the idea @ankii, that's more hassle and tweaking than I want to deal with though. – JVC Mar 19 '20 at 19:59
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    Just one time though :p but yes, dnd should be a habit, not a burden – anki Mar 19 '20 at 20:00

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