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Fontane
Jul 27, 2012, 10:07 PM
Title says it all -- I hate having the notification center icon in the top right corner. Is there a way to completely remove the icon? I don't use notification center and certainly don't want the icon there. Thanks!



GGJstudios
Jul 27, 2012, 10:09 PM
Press the Command key and drag it off.

deannnnn
Jul 27, 2012, 10:16 PM
Press the Command key and drag it off.

No that doesn't work for this particular icon. It's stuck there like Spotlight.

GGJstudios
Jul 27, 2012, 10:31 PM
No that doesn't work for this particular icon. It's stuck there like Spotlight.

Go to System Preferences and see if you can disable it there?

richard.mac
Jul 27, 2012, 11:22 PM
See here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15235637#post15235637, from the source http://www.chrisnovoa.com/os-x-mountain-lion-disable-notification-center/

However, I would like there to be a way where you can disable the icon and still have a keyboard shortcut to open the linen drawer. Also so the Spotlight icon isn't so close to the edge as well.

nedermac
Jul 28, 2012, 11:18 AM
Title says it all -- I hate having the notification center icon in the top right corner. Is there a way to completely remove the icon? I don't use notification center and certainly don't want the icon there. Thanks!

This works to remove it: http://www.macbartender.com/ :)

3bs
Jul 28, 2012, 11:29 AM
This works to remove it: http://www.macbartender.com/ :)

Works like a charm. Thanks.

GGJstudios
Jul 28, 2012, 11:29 AM
OS X Mountain Lion - Disable Notification Center (http://www.chrisnovoa.com/os-x-mountain-lion-disable-notification-center/)

rodknocker
Jul 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
Works like a charm. Thanks.

Same here. Used Bartender to hide the Notification Center icon.

Mactabulous
Oct 10, 2012, 08:04 AM
Is there any way to remove the icon itself, but keep Notification Center running? I don't need the icon, as I use a keyboard shortcut and hot corner to access it.

1080p
Oct 10, 2012, 09:06 AM
Is there any way to remove the icon itself, but keep Notification Center running? I don't need the icon, as I use a keyboard shortcut and hot corner to access it.

Uh... WTF. If you want to actually use NC... then who cares if a tiny icon is in the top right?

OCD on redundancy much?

GGJstudios
Oct 10, 2012, 10:59 AM
Is there any way to remove the icon itself, but keep Notification Center running? I don't need the icon, as I use a keyboard shortcut and hot corner to access it.
Read the post just before yours. It helps if you actually read the thread, as a few posts referred to your solution.

fisherking
Oct 10, 2012, 11:28 AM
NCBackgrounder (check macupdate) is a great freebie that lets you customize the backgrounds, or even...remove the icon from the menubar.

Weaselboy
Oct 10, 2012, 12:57 PM
Press the Command key and drag it off.

Wrong.

Go to System Preferences and see if you can disable it there?

Wrong.

OS X Mountain Lion - Disable Notification Center (http://www.chrisnovoa.com/os-x-mountain-lion-disable-notification-center/)

Wrong.

Read the post just before yours. It helps if you actually read the thread, as a few posts referred to your solution.

Maybe take your own advice before you spout off with rude posts. OP and user Mactabulous both were interested in removing the Notifications icon from the menu bar. You replied with two wrong answers and a third telling how to completely disable Notifications, not just hide the icon as was requested. Read the thread yourself.

GGJstudios
Oct 10, 2012, 01:01 PM
Maybe take your own advice before you spout off with rude posts. OP and user Mactabulous both were interested in removing the Notifications icon from the menu bar. You replied with two wrong answers and a third telling how to completely disable Notifications, not just hide the icon as was requested. Read the thread yourself.
Bartender will hide the icon without disabling notifications, which is exactly what Mactabulous asked for and exactly what was recommended in the post just before, as well as in posts by nedermac and 3bs.

Weaselboy
Oct 10, 2012, 01:12 PM
Bartender will hide the icon without disabling notifications, which is exactly what Mactabulous asked for and exactly what was recommended in the post just before, as well as in posts by nedermac and 3bs.

I get that. I just thought it was humorous you rudely lecturing someone to read the thread before posting when you posted three wrong answers in the thread, including one which clearly shows you did not read the thread yourself.

GGJstudios
Oct 10, 2012, 01:13 PM
I get that. I just thought it was humorous you rudely lecturing someone to read the thread before posting when you posted three wrong answers in the thread, including one which clearly shows you did not read the thread yourself.
Offering suggestions that don't solve the problem doesn't indicate that I haven't read the thread, which I have, several times. As the notification center was new back in July when those posts were made, many of us were unsure how various aspects worked. ML had only been released 2 days prior.

Weaselboy
Oct 10, 2012, 04:33 PM
Offering suggestions that don't solve the problem doesn't indicate that I haven't read the thread, which I have, several times. As the notification center was new back in July when those posts were made, many of us were unsure how various aspects worked. ML had only been released 2 days prior.

Okay. You are right. This makes it okay to be rude.

Mactabulous
Oct 11, 2012, 01:33 PM
Wow. Nuff said

somnolentsurfer
Oct 12, 2012, 10:13 AM
Uh... WTF. If you want to actually use NC... then who cares if a tiny icon is in the top right?

OCD on redundancy much?

I came here looking to move the Notification Centre icon 'cause years of habit and UI convention have taught me to quickly flick the mouse pointer to the the very top right when I want to do a Spotlight search.

manu chao
Nov 26, 2012, 12:32 PM
I came here looking to move the Notification Centre icon 'cause years of habit and UI convention have taught me to quickly flick the mouse pointer to the the very top right when I want to do a Spotlight search.
Exactly my reason as well why I removed it. The only notifications I actually received were birthdays.

fisherking
Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 PM
love this one... (http://macupdate.com/app/mac/44252/ncbackgrounder)

xsergeantd
Jul 25, 2013, 03:34 PM
in Terminal:
sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui KeepAlive -bool false

(it will ask for your password in order to enter this command)


then to end NC you cantype

killall NotificationCenter


to turn back on, change false to true. When you logout and back in, it's gone

coldjeanzzz
Jul 26, 2013, 01:35 AM
Uh... WTF. If you want to actually use NC... then who cares if a tiny icon is in the top right?

OCD on redundancy much?

Seriously! Some of the people here drive me nuts with their desire to nit pick and such little things that aren't even worth the trouble to deal with