Questions tagged [notifications]

An indicator of a possible change/update/alert that may be presented in a number of ways, including a banner, popup dialog, or badge on an app icon.

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How do I prevent FaceTime call notifications from exiting fullscreen apps on OS X?

When I get a call through FaceTime, it switches away from a full screen app/video I'm using. I don't want to turn it off, because getting calls on the computer is useful, but I don't want it to ...
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Unread notification badge for Notification Center

Is there any way (application?) to display some sort of notification that there are unread items in Notification Center? It could be just a badge on the icon, or the icon highlight, just anything ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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macOS shows missed call notification when answering from iPhone

When someone calls me, both my iPhone and MacBook ring. I always end up answering from my iPhone because people can't hear me too well when using the Mac. The problem is, when I get back to the Mac, ...
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AppleScript to read all notifications in the Notification Center OSX 10.10 Yosemite

It seems like the following AppleScript is no longer working in the latest version of the OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): on run tell application "System Events" tell process "Notification Center" ...
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Why have I stopped receiving weekly Screen Time notifications?

I used to receive weekly Screen Time notifications regarding my daily averages and such. However, around a month ago, I randomly stopped receiving these notifications. I've checked in the ...
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Twitter notifications not working on macOS Sierra

I am having trouble receiving Twitter notifications on my Mac. I have the account turned on in settings (with notifications turned on) and have checked that access is given to OS X integration in ...
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Disable notification prompts Safari 10.1

I am trying to prevent notification prompts from various websites in Safari 10.1. In the past one could go preferences > notifications and uncheck Allow websites to ask for permission to send push ...
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Custom Haptic Feedback for AppleWatch

On iOS, you can create custom vibrations for contacts whenever they call you. Since I only recieve notifications through my Apple Watch, is it posible to change the haptic feedback patten depending ...
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Getting notifications when in full-screen

Say I am running an application (e.g. Emacs) in full-screen. Sometimes I will receive a new email in Outlook or a message on HipChat and don't know it until I go back to see my dock or exit full-...
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No Message Notification From Android Phone

I have an iPhone 8 running iOS 11.4.1 and I have run into a rather annoying problem with the Messages app that I can't seem to remedy. My wife has an Android phone and I'm finding I am no longer ...
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Why aren't my text notifications working?

I have an iPhone 6S (with iOS 11) which is working fine except for the fact that I no longer receive any push notifications whenever I receive a new text message - no sound either. All I see is a ...
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Redirect Facebook notifications to messenger.com instead of facebook.com

When I receive a new notification concerning a new message on Facebook, clicking the notification will take me to Facebook site. Is there a way to make these notification go to messenger.com instead? ...
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How to be notified only once for new Gmail emails?

I've just moved from Android to iPhone and I'm struggling to configure my Gmail notifications to work in the same way. On Android, I had it configured so that I didn't receive further notifications ...
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Is it possible to tame the change notifications each reboot from Mountain Lion Server?

I have Server.app installed on 10.8.1. The only service that is configured is file sharing. No DNS, no OD. After every single reboot I get a push notification and email with the following: Network ...
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iMessage badge count not showing up on my iPhone

On my iPhone 6s the iMessage count (on the Messages app icon) is no longer showing up? I checked Settings > Notifications > Messages and it is showing active. Can someone tell me what I need to do ...
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Is it possible to get notifications when files/folders are accessed from my iCloud Drive?

I think my housemate may be accessing my iCloud Drive from my MacBook when I'm not at home. Is there any way to enable notifications on my phone when someone accesses a folder on my iCloud drive?
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Phone call notification on Mac opens FaceTime app, interrupting work

I wanted to get notifications on my computer for phone calls, so I set up my Macbook to make and receive phone calls. When I receive a phone call, FaceTime opens and then the notification appears. ...
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iPhone does not show notifications for missed calls

At some point in the past couple of months, my iPhone 8 has stopped giving me notifications when I miss a call. No notification appears on the lock screen and no badge appears on the phone app ...
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Disable Facebook/Hangouts notification sounds within MacOS

Recently, I have been receiving persistent audio notifications for Facebook Messenger without having any Facebook-affiliated website open. (Note: this is also occurring periodically for Google ...
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How to find out why my iPhone just beeped?

Sometimes when I have the ring/silent switch set to "ring", my iPhone will beep, and I don't know why. I've got some apps set to notify with sound, so this is totally fine with me. There's other ...
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How do I change the Apple Watch notification timeout duration?

I find that a lot of the time I am not glancing at my watch to see the most recent notification in time. It feels like you only have 3 or 5 seconds to check, otherwise the watch defaults to showing ...
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Getting notification when firewall settings have changed

I'm using packet filter engine to setup my Firewall connection. However, there might be other entities that may override my firewall settings on the same way (processes running with 'root' privileges ...
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Is there a way to suppress notifications for “Tapbacks”?

Is there a way to suppress notifications for Messages "Tapbacks", without surpassing other Messages notifications? I'd like to continue receiving notifications for messages as I currently have them ...
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What time does iOS use for Messages notifications?

According to this question notifications are based on the phones clock, but since that was a few years ago I'm wondering if it's changed. Yesterday I actually got a notification 1 minute in the ...
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Manually disable notification in terminal

I searched for this, and maybe there's some technical language I am missing or don't understand, but cannot figure it out from previous posts. I moved all autodesk applications to the trash and ...
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AppleScript app can't display notifications as alerts (and workaround questions)

According to AppleScript documentation, I can create a notification with buttons by setting it to use alerts instead of banners in Notification Center preferences. But when I save an AppleScript as an ...
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Mac crashes/reboots if I get a ton of notifications at once while asleep

I'm unsure if this is a mac issue or a browser issue, I suspect the former so I'll try here first. In short, I have a few browser applications that generate desktop notifications. If I lock my mac ...
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How can I get a persistent and unresponsive “Are you sure” message to go away?

I emptied the trash and the "Are you sure" message won't leave. The trash has been emptied. Neither of the buttons are responsive. Any idea what the process is so I can kill it?
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How can I make notifications larger, so less text is cropped?

I am using Monotony to see news headlines as notifications. I have set it to "Alert style" so they are slightly larger and stay there until I click them. However I would like the notifications to be a ...
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Is there a way to recover a cleared notification in macOS Sierra?

If you x out a notification (or group of notifications) or click on a notification it appears to be cleared. From time to time I wish I could see or interact with it again. Either the link doesn't ...
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iPhone's Do not disturb, exception for Slack notifications and except for some calls

I want to silence my iPhone during certain hours of the day manually … but with two exceptions: Some of my contacts are important and I want to receive calls from them (I know how to do it). I have a ...
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Show batch of notifications once in an hour

Lots of notifications distract from work but ignoring them is bad. Is there any possibility to receive all notifications like on every 0 minute of an hour. Something like: 6:30 - New calendar ...
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Applescript - Reminders - Unbearably Slow

I wanted to write a script to "push" reminders back by an hour. I came up with this: tell application "Reminders" launch set c to current date set newtime to c + 3600 set the remind ...
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Repeated alerts after a missed call on an Iphone

How can I get repeated alerts after a missed call on an iPhone SE? I am looking for some way to blink the LED flash and vibrate, periodically after a call has been missed. This periodic blinking ...
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Error 'The application “Messages” can’t be opened.' after clicking on notification.

Messages is open and working, but not the active application. I get a text, the top right hand notification comes in. I want to go to the Messages app so I click the notification and get this error. ...
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Do not disturb by time per application

Is there any way to disable notification only with specific application(s) for a certain time (not permanently)? Something like Do Not Disturb, but for specific application(s). Or maybe even by ...
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Audio warning to warn you that your laptop's battery is low

I have two computers where I work back and forth, sometimes I'll launch a render on the MBP and go work on the iMac. But sometimes, I unplug the MBP, go do something else, and rendering uses up all ...
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closing all notification alerts at once

The difference between alerts and banners is that alerts require user input to disappear, whereas banners go away on their own. Is there a way to close all notification alerts at once? In the ...
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Is there a way to hide the unread count badge in El Capitan depending on the time of the day?

I know how to turn off the unread count badge for the mail icon using the Notifications preference pane from system preferences but I would like to know if it is possible to have it turned off for ...
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False Facetime notifications

I keep getting Facetime Audio notifications from a cousin of mine at random times even though my phone doesn't ring. The notifications always come in pairs with the same timestamp. I thought my cousin ...
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Why don't Google Calendar invitations show in iOS 7 Calendar app?

On my iPhone 4S with iOS 7, I have my default calendar set up as Gmail. This does sync my calendar just fine. I can create an event on the phone or the web and it syncs both ways. The weird thing ...
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Pop-up notification (or notification center notification) for battery in OS X Mountain Lion

I don't have the battery/AC icon turned on because, for the most part, there's no reason for it to be there - I typically get cord-free 5 or so hours at a time, so it seems redundant. Still, ...
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Apple Watch notifications going to watch or phone intelligently

My watch and phone work really well together, if I'm wearing my watch then notifications pop up there first and don't show on my phone. When I take my watch off or when I'm using my phone the ...
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iPhone not vibrating when Messages notifications is disabled on Mac

When I turn off notifications for Messages on macOS, I don’t get a vibration or sound from my iPhone on incoming texts when I’m using my Mac at the same time. It still delivers them silently there, ...
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How to restore Dock Icon Badges after killall Dock?

I need to run killall Dock in a script I use regularly, in order for it to work. Unfortunately all the badges in the Dock disappears when Dock is killed, and don't reappear until they're modified ...
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Tapping on notification unlocks my iPhone 8

When my iPhone is locked and I have notifications, certain ones allow me to touch the notification and it unlocks the iPhone without requiring me to authenticate by entering a passcode or Touch ID. ...
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Multiple alerts sent by Calendar in Mojave 10.14.5

Since I updated the system to Mojave, Calendar has started sending duplicate emails as event alerts. Sometimes I get as many as 13-15 copies of the same alert. Has anyone had the same problem, and ...
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Move notifications to smaller display on the right side

OS: High Sierra I have dual displays and want notifications in the upper-right corner of my smaller secondary display, which is to the right of my larger primary. Initially, in System Settings, I ...