How can I remove the ability to enable the Do Not Disturb focus on a Mac?

I've had a number of times where I inadvertently, unknowingly enabled the Do Not Disturb focus with the F6 key, and didn't realize it until hours or days later. I don't ever want to be able to do that.

macOS: Ventura 13.4.1

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    I'm not aware of F6 being a default binding for Do Not Disturb; can you go to Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Mission Control and make sure nothing is set as a shortcut there?
    – JMY1000
    Jan 12 at 18:56
  • Check your Notification and Focus setting for customized set up
    – Ruskes
    Jan 12 at 19:14

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I do not know about F6 it must be custom (by you) set, but go to the settings and see the set up. As you can see I have nothing there.

Since it is a part of the OS it cannot be disabled: you can only create/change settings. If there is nothing set, it is effectively disabled.


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