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OS X: Disable Notification Center

Published: 10-07-2013 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article


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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.

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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
Tags: apple , apple-remote-desktop , ard , mac , notification-center , os-x , snippets