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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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No email notifications when Mail.app isn't running?

On Mountain Lion, I don't get email notifications in Notification Center when Mail.app isn't running. This is not the expected behaviour (it is inconsistent with the Mail.app behaviour on iOS) and ...
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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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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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How to hide preview of text contents from Messages.app notifications in Mountain lion?

In Mountain Lion's Notification Centre, I don't like having a notification pop up with the contents of an iMessage text I just got, but I do want to have notifications about it happening. Is there a ...
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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 enable/disable push notifications for an app on iOS 7?

Apps will often ask to enable push notifications the first time they are run. However how do I change this setting after answering this? There doesn't seem to be a single thing in Settings about Push ...
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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 can I force Mountain Lion's Messages app to refresh a conversation?

Sometimes when an iMessage comes in and I switch to the Messages app, the conversation doesn't contain the new message. I know the message was received because an alert banner popped up with the ...
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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 “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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How can I turn off iCloud storage space warning notifications?

On my Mac I've been getting many pop-up and email notifications about my meager iCloud storage space. I only really use iCloud with iOS and chose to sign in to my same account on my Mac. There's ...
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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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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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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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“iPad Not Charging” Notification is annoying - Mavericks

I get this really damn annoying banner every time I plug in my iPad and sometimes when I build and go in Xcode it loses connection with the iPad for a second and reconnects straight away. Anyone know ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Disappearing Alerts - Notification Center not working as per Preference Settings

I'm trying to understand how to get Notifications working properly in Mountain Lion. I understand all the concepts about how to enable them, and configure them etc, but it doesn't seem to work as ...
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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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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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