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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Silencing “Your disk is almost full” notification

After upgrading to macOS Sierra, I'm getting the notification that "Your disk is almost full. Save space by optimizing storage.": The options appear to be to store my files in iCloud, automatically ...
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Notifications on dual monitors: how can I specify which monitor?

I would like to have notifications on my left monitor and not my right monitor. It's hard to see them when I'm looking at the left monitor (since they're all the way on the right side and they're ...
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Can I reset Notification Centre badge counter for Messages?

The new Messages beta app (based on iChat) is stuck with one incoming message. Can I somehow reset the badge?
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How do you turn off the “Try the new Safari” notification?

In OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan, when starting Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, there is an invasive, annoying, and persistent notification, titled "Try the new Safari." There is only two ...
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Remove notifications for one specific email account on Mountain Lion's Mac Mail

Is it possible to set or disabled Mail notifications on a per-account basis on Mountain Lion's notification center? I have shared an email address that gets a lot of emails that I only need to check ...
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Pause notications in OSX whilst in a meeting

I use the in built reminders application in OSX 10.10.5 which pops up notifications to my screen, this is also true for mail and iMessages. This is great most of the time, but when giving a one to ...
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Apple Mail opening mail in new window when clicking notification

When clicking the notification from Apple's Mail client it opens the mail in a new window, instead of showing the mail window (Which is in its own separate space) like it has done previously. Does ...
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Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notifications

I'd like to be able to dismiss and open notifications with the keyboard (Not talking about opening/closing the notification center) Is this possible? And if so, how?
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Disable App Update Notifications on OSX?

When I have apps that need updating in OSX I get a notification on the top-right corner of my screen that does not go away until I click it (which opens the app-store). Is there a way to turn these ...
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How do I clear All OS X notifications with 1 click?

I have notifications in the OSX Notification Center, as for most of my apps I am using the setting, "Show in Notification Centre: 10 Recent Items" This is a good setting but rather than have a very ...
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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages (iMessage) on OS X?

I use Apple's iMessage across several devices, including my (OS X Lion) Mac, using the recent Messages beta. However, the application has some undesired behaviour. When I quit Messages, it will ...
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How can I disable the “No Backups for x Days” from Time Machine?

Since I updated to High Sierra, I frequently get the "No Backups for x Days" notification. I used to be able to make this go away by turning off Time Machine in the System Preferences until I needed ...
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Is there a way to suppress badge counts and the dock icon bounce for Terminal.app in Lion?

With the new state saving features (which I want to keep), the dock notifications are more aggrivating to me in Lion. Can I suppress the bounce and/or the notification badge functions? While I like ...
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How to disable notifications for a single calendar, in iOS6

I have multiple calendars on my iPhone (iOS 6) and would like to know how to disable event notifications for just my work calendar (it's an Exchange account, if that makes any difference). I still ...
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How to disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) which is trying to bypass firewalls

I am using an iMac at work, and the IT security guys are raising issue with the Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) trying to bypass the proxy continually. I would like to know how I can disable ...
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Disable Repeated System Alerts in iOS 7

On iOS 7, there is a feature under Cellular in Settings called: Use Cellular Data For:. This lists all of the apps I have on my iPhone 4 with individual On/Off Switches to disable or enable cellular ...
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the Calendar-in-...
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How do I prevent iPhone from alerting twice when a text message arrives?

How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives? It beeps twice when there is a new message. I only want one notification. How do I have only one notification instead of ...
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Can't turn off email alerts for events in Yosemite

After I've upgraded to Yosemite, I've started to receive email alerts about upcoming events from my Calendar. This is a typical email Return-Path: <my-email@gmail.com> Received: from [192.168....
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How can I disable the notifications prompt in Safari?

Safari for Mavericks has a website notifications feature allowing sites to send push notifications. I never want to be prompted for this. How can I disable the prompt for all websites, forever?
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Is there a way to disable update notifications in Mojave?

Short of killing all notifications, is there a way to stop "Updates Available" notifications from showing up, for app and system updates? I already have "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" ...
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How can I turn off iCloud storage space warning notifications?

I've been getting many pop-up and email notifications about my meager iCloud storage space (on OS X even though I only really use iCloud with iOS). There's no chance that I'll upgrade so how can I ...
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Growl Notifications for Stack Exchange websites?

I'm looking for a way to get Growl notifications for new questions on the Stack Exchange websites, matching some pre-defined tags. I've tried SENotify, but it didn't work for me. Any alternative?
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Is there any way to remove the stock ticker from Notification Center in iOS5?

I like Notification Center in iOS5, but I find the stock ticker at the bottom a bit distracting. Is there any way to turn it off?
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How can I disable the “no backup in x days” from TimeMachine?

(Updated answer choice for High Sierra. See the old answer if you are still on Yosemite) I'm running OS X Yosemite, and I want to disable the notifications from Time Machine. I rarely do a hard-drive ...
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Receive StackExchange notifications

Is there a way to receive notifications from StackExchange sites in the Notification Center in OSX?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in OS X Mavericks for quick reply when an iMessage notification appears?

I found it not that efficient to move the mouse pointer over the notification and click on the reply button every time. So I was wondering if there is a hotkey for quick reply instead of using the ...
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iOS 9 iMessage notifications show sender's number, not name

After some annoying wifi problems with iOS 8.3, I tried out iOS 9 public beta 2 (now public beta 3) on my iPhone 5 (Edit: in the UK). When I receive a text message (iMessage/SMS), the lock screen/home ...
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How do I turn off News notifications on my Apple Watch?

Recently I started seeing News notifications on my Apple Watch: I've confirmed that News is turned off in the Watch app on my iPhone under Notifications: But I keep getting the notifications. I've ...
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Change the icon of an applescript-called notification

With OSX Mavericks we now can make notifications with applescript pretty easily. However, there doesn’t seem to be a way to change the icon that appears to a custom one. Is there a way to accomplish ...
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Notification settings aren't being retained

After upgrading an iMac and MacBook Air from Mavericks to Yosemite, changes to Notifications aren't being retained: Looking at the Notifications Preference Pane - there are a set of apps with ...
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Retrieve old lock screen notifications

I pressed the home button on my iPhone 6. I noticed that there was a notification on the lock screen - something about iCloud. Before I could read more than a few words, Touch ID helpfully kicked in ...
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Calendar notifcation not disappearing

What is this "1" alerting me to? There does not appear to be anything in any of my Calendars that is requiring my attention. How can I get rid of this? I'm using a clean installation of Yosemite.
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Remove dock notification badge for apps not in notification center

For nuisance apps that set a badge notification icon, but which are not in the Settings Notifications center, is there a way to block the badge icon? Spotify, for example, creates a notification for ...
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How to disable all iOS notifications temporarily while actively using/mirroring the device?

I use my iPad a lot as I teach, showing the students slides, videos, etc. Having a words with friends, draw something, or email notification, especially with personal content in the first line, show ...
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How do I limit calendar notifications to certain calendars?

In Calendar, I have a number of "iCloud" calendars that I share with my wife. ("Family", "Me", "Her", etc.) so we can see when we're both free/busy. While I do want to see her whole schedule on my ...
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How can I change the position of alerts pop up? [duplicate]

With Yosemite we got handy, growl-like, alert popups from the notification center. It's great but it often hides handy utils which also take the top right position of the screen. Is there any way ...
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Does the OS X log notifications from the Notification Center?

The helpful companion to the OSX notifications center Growl per default logs all received notifications. You can define how big the log may get or disable logging in the application. Since the latest ...
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Is there any way to have a badge appear on the Terminal icon in the Dock when a command completes?

I currently have an AppleScript app that opens Terminal windows and completes commands. I would like an app icon badge to appear on the Terminal icon in the Dock when a command completes. I need this ...
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What's the 'followupd' in notifications?

I'm currently running OS X 10.11.1 and find this weird thing in Notification center. So what it stand's for and how to remove if it's not necessary?
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Is there a gesture to dismiss a notification

It happens with unusual frequency that a notification will pop up covering the top right area of my window, right when I need to get a something in that top right area. I'd rather not have to wait ...
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Send notification from command line [duplicate]

On Mac OS X, some applications will display a notification that appears briefly in the upper-right corner (e.g., when I receive email). Is there a way to generate a notification from the command-line?...
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Can I revert Mail.app to handle notifications in the pre-10.9.2 way?

After updating to the latest Mavericks version (10.9.2), the behaviour of the new mail notifications changed. Before, if I clicked on the notification, the main Mail.app window would open and show the ...
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Facebook notifications are shown multiple times

Whenever I get a new Facebook notification, the same message is displayed 20 times in the notification center. I noticed this is only the case for Facebook, and I've been experiencing this since I ...
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Enable Terminal / iterm2 sound notification exclusively

Is there a way to enable the bell terminal and other sound notification from the terminal, while my "play user interface sound effect" setting is off ? I don't like to have any sound notification (I ...
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How do I turn off new mail notifications in Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I'm receiving new email notifications. I previously turned these off in the Mail application. How do I turn them off now?
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How do i quickly silence all notifications except for ringer on an iPhone 6?

Sometimes I'm on call for work overnight and would like to know a quick way that I can silence all notifications except for the call ringer. The closest thing I see is allowing calls from everyone on ...
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How to enable push notifications of emails?

A quick question with perhaps no answer, How can I enable push notifications of emails? What currently happens when I get an email is that my phone vibrates or rings, then I look at the locked ...
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How to turn off iOS Calendar Notifications for iCloud shared calendars

How can I turn off alerts for iCloud calendars that have been shared with me? I just want to see alerts for my calendar. Example: My girlfriend has a haircut today, and she set an alert to appear 15 ...