OS X: Disable Notification Center

10-07-2013 | Remy van Elst

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This snippet shows you how to disable the OS X Notification Center completely, the menu item and the sidebar. It also gives you the command to enable it again.

To disable the Notification Center completely, enter the following command in a terminal:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist

Then kill the remains with fire:

killall -9 NotificationCenter

To enable it again:

launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist

If that doesn't work, you can also move the Application and reboot:

sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Notification\ Center.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Notification\ Center\ Disabled.app

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