Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notification?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by yalag, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notification? Is there one? It's so annoying, I keep having to click it to go away!
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Set it to banner instead of alert in system preferences.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    Option click the icon. Then the floating messages and banners are gone until the next day.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Just to be more specific: option + click on the notification center icon on the menubar
  5. macrumors member


    Oct 15, 2011
    If I understand, the OP doesn't want to disable notifications with a keyboard shortcut but to dismiss the notification popups themselves via the keyboard.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007

    this would be a great feature to have!! either a traditional keyboard shortcut, or a double-tap of a key infrequently used alone, similar to what activates Dictation (e.g., double-tap the command-key perhaps?)

  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Yes, why is it not possible to dismiss individual notifications on the fly with a simple keyboard shortcut? It's so annoying to have to put up with the popups, even for only a few seconds when I need to click on a tab there. I know I can drag right, but it would be so much faster and more convenient if I could just do it by keyboard.

    And, no, I don't want to turn notifications off altogether. Every now and then there is a notification that I want to respond to and then it's great (incidentally, it'd be nice to have a simple keyboard command for that, too, but it's not as important as having one to dismiss), but the vast majority I look at real quickly and decide to ignore for now.

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