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 can I trigger a Notification Center notification from an AppleScript or shell script?

I'd love to be able to take advantage of 10.8's Notification Center features in AppleScripts and shell scripts I write. Is there a built-in command or a third-party library I can use from either an ...
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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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Change location of macOS Notification Center alerts?

Is it possible to change where macOS Notification Center alerts appear on the screen? They currently appear at the top right of the screen with the menu bar: Alerts appearing in the top right tend ...
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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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How can I disable the red Software Update notification bubble on the System Preferences app in MacOS Mojave (not App Store)?

I keep the "System Preferences" app icon in my dock in Mojave. I recently checked for updates, and found one, but I'm not ready to install it just yet and the red notification dot over the settings ...
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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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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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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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WhatsApp doesn’t show usernames on notifications

Today I updated to version 2.18.52 & I can’t see the names of the people who send me a message. The only thing I see is the WhatsApp logo and the word “message”. I can’t also see the status my ...
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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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How to hide notification center button in Mountain Lion?

I am using Mountain Lion. The only advantage (for me) over the gesture is that Option + clicking the button enables/disables showing alerts and banners (toggles the switch in the notifications center)...
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Does Notification Center have keyboard shortcuts?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for controlling Notification Center on OS X Mountain Lion? Of particular interest is a shortcut equivalent of the Click to Tweet button that appears at the top of ...
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Home button broken and Notification Center stuck

my home button on my ipod touch 5th Gen has been broken for while so I have been using assistive touch. Earlier on my notification centre got stuck half way down the lock screen, making my ipod ...
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How can I disable the “Welcome, Name!” banner notification for Game Center?

As per this question I've found banners to cause slowdown on iOS 5, it turns out the "welcome, you have been signed in" Game Center message does this too, and on occasion it will interupt me several ...
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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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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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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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How can I permanently dismiss Updates Available notifications?

With the Notification Center in Mountain Lion, I get an alert when software updates are available. The problem is, my only options are 'Details' and 'Update'. I don't want to interrupt my work to ...
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

In Mountain Lion I was able to permanently disable Notification Center, with no apparent side effects: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall ...
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What hooks exist into Notification Center / twitter so that I can tweet programmatically?

I'm specifically looking to design a custom action for LaunchBar so that I can initiate a tweet from that utility. Since Notification Center has a "Click to tweet" button, I wondered if Notification ...
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How can I log all notifications? [duplicate]

Dropbox, PushBullet, Thunderbird and a dozen other apps create notifications. Is it possible to log these in a Unix-like way? I dislike the tiny messages popping up for a few seconds and then ...
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Where osx 10.10 notification center settings are stored

Prior to Yosemite Notification Center settings stored in an sqlite db in ~/Library/Application\ Support/NotificationCenter/ Now this folder does not exist anymore, where does the OS store those ...
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Can I toggle Do Not Disturb on/off on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone?

On my iPhone I can use the Control Center to toggle Do Not Disturb on and off whenever I want. On my Mac I checked in System Preferences > Notifications and I can set it on a schedule, but there’s no ...
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iOS 12 tapping on notification to open app not working

I've been looking online and I haven't found any articles about changing this on the new iOS update. Ever since I updated, it has the cool new feature of grouping notifications. My biggest issue is ...
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Is there any way to get a pop-up notification on my iPhone or iPad when mail arrives?

I have gmail set up to send me "true" push notifications (using the exchange server setup). So my mail arrives in realtime, and I instantly get badges on my springboard screen to indicate new ...
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Change update frequency of App Store in Mountain Lion?

The Mac App Store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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How to get ongoing notifications of unread texts?

One of my family members texts me at night when they are having nightmares. I want to know when they text me at 4 am instead of sleeping through it. Is there a way to make text notifications keep ...
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How do I tell iOS 7 which address is my “home” address?

In iOS 7, if you bring up the Notification Center in some circumstances it will tell you, “Right now, it would take you 18 minutes to drive home.” I recently moved and the address that iOS 7 has set ...
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How can I show the full notifications in the notification center?

I cannot read the full notification (see attached). How can I?
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Notifications sounds not affected by iPad 2 volume

When turn down the volume on my iPad 2 all the way down, It still makes a sound when notifications are received. Is there any way to globally disable notifications sounds ?
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How to change how long notifications stay on a Mac?

I have a webpage that will display notifications to OS X's notification (system notifications). But it will disappear in 10 to 15 seconds. Is there a way to change how long it stays? (and what ...
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How can I change banner notification time on a MacBook with OS X 10.10.5?

How can I go about changing the time that a banner notification stays on the screen before disappearing? I did some research and tried the suggestion found here, but am having no success on my ...
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Is my apple ID compromised after receiving notification of Facetime from unknown computer?

Hello I received this notification, I would like to know what to do next if I do not know the MacBook Pro the notification is referring to? I have checked my icloud and do not see this device in the ...
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How to resume normal iPhone volume after notification causes volume to get stuck in lower volume mode?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1 Strange problem I've had for a few months. Sometimes when a notification causes the iPhone to temporarily lower the volume, the volume gets "stuck in quiet mode" and doesn't ...
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Is there a way to add items to notification center through terminal or other means?

I'm wanting to add specific Websites to notification center (the stack exchange network, for example) and I want to be able to see various notifications that the website would send me. Is there a ...
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What happens if I attempt to send an invitation from the Calendar app to an email address that doesn't have an associated Apple ID?

If I have a standard IMAP mail account set as my default on an iOS device and I then attempt to send somebody an invetation from the Calendar app, what happens if the recipient doesn't have an Apple ...
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Disable ⌘Q for a specific application

I know someone or the other has asked about disabling ⌘Q, but I like the shortcut, and I use it often. However, I use an email client called Airmail that unfortunately does not keep a service (for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shortcut to switch between Today and Notifications in Yosemite

While it is possible to set a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Notification Center in Mac OS Yosemite, I cannot find a way to switch between the panels "Today" and "Notifications" via the keyboard - ...
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Can I speed up the auto-dismissal of Notification Center banners?

I like Notification Center, but banners linger a bit too long before auto-dismissing. I'm aware of the popular two-finger swipe trick to immediately dismiss a banner, but I'm looking for an automated ...
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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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Remove an app from Notification Center preference pane

My girlfriend added Facebook to my Notification Center. I tried to set the alert style to none, and you can see the check mark to show items in Notification Center is deselected. I want it completely ...
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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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Prevent application from displaying badge icon in Dock

Any Spotify desktop user has likely noticed their pervasive notifications: whenever "one of our friends" joins Spotify, there's both an in-app notification as well as a red badge that appears on ...
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Silencing “Your disk is almost full” notification

Since none of the solutions found here Silencing "Your disk is almost full" notification worked for me on Mojave, I simply disabled the deamon. sudo mv /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/...