Notification Center Alerts Swipe to Dismiss Not Working

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by candlestickjack, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    There is a feature to swipe away notifications that pop up by using a two-finger swipe from left to right while hovering over the notification. I've read about it on multiple websites (, and seen this work on friends' computers, but I am unable to make it work.

    Is there anyone else who has had this issue, and know how to solve it? I can't find anything in trackpad settings or in notification center settings. I thought it might have to do with the fact that I was using Better Touch Tools, but I closed that and restarted my computer to no avail.

    I am using a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Fixed: Notification Center Alerts Swipe to Dismiss Not Working

    I figured out why it didn't work for me. You probably don't care anymore, but for future people: the two-finger swipe to dismiss notifications only works if you have "Swipe between pages" turned on in your settings.

    I never liked that feature because I would accidentally go back <-> forward in Safari, but that's the event that triggers the notification dismissal, too.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2015

    Thanks for this -- made an account in the forums just to say that.
    This was driving me nuts, and I had no idea how to turn it back on.

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