Can't CLICK on notifications - is it just me?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by benface, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. benface macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Since upgrading to Sierra, every time I have a new notification (for instance Messages or Mail are the most common, but also Slack and other apps), I try to click on it but nothing happens. It used to close the notification and bring up the app, but now it doesn't do anything and it's really annoying; I have to manually switch to the app to see the message/act on it. Is this a bug, or by design? Anyone else has this issue?
  2. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Not just you, I noticed this as well on my 5K iMac. A bit annoying.
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I saw that earlier today, so you're not alone. It must be a bug.
  4. Starfia macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2011
    I've had some of these too – I'd only just noticed this evening.
  5. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
  6. benface thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Apparently it's not happening on all Macs, as my girlfriend's 5K iMac doesn't have this problem. (Also judging by the lack of replies to this thread and the fact that I couldn't find anything about this issue online...)

    I myself don't have any problem with notifications on iOS 10.
  7. Tarek macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2009
    Liverpool, UK
    I have only just tried with Facebook notifications and it works fine so I am not sure if it's a common problem or if you're just unlucky.
  8. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Yeah, it was present in 10.0.1, but seemingly was fixed in 10.0.2.
  9. j4cq macrumors newbie


    Sep 29, 2016
    This is happening to me too on my MBP - has anyone had any luck fixing this?
  10. UntitledImage macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Same here, it isn't constant though. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Also noticed I can't click to enlarge photos in the photos app sometimes. Wondering if it's some kind of click or double click speed issue?
  11. benface thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Interesting. I did notice an annoying difference in the behaviour (compared to previous versions) when double-clicking on text to select it, at least in some applications such as Sublime Text. It occurs for instance when some text is already selected and I want to select the whole thing instead. It used to be that I could click on the selected text once to unselect it, and then double-click to restart the selection process. But often the unselect fails now and I have to click somewhere else to "start over" because the double-click doesn't work either... Anyway probably a subtle difference that I'm not yet used to and not a bug, but I'm wondering if it could be related.
  12. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Okay, I take it back. It was seemingly fixed in 10.0.2., but sometimes it comes back.

    As for macOS, haven't really tried it but seems okay so far?
  13. dadiduekappa macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2013
    Naples - Italy
    Same here. Click on a notification banner cause notification disappear but the mac not open Facebook or Twitter pages on Safari.
    Anyone figured how to fix this?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 9, 2016 ---
    Just figured out! Delete and add again Facebook and Twitter account from your mac and notifications started working again!
  14. remembrancenn macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013
    I have exactly same thing with notifications and images preview. Some times it work, but some times not. (usually not)
    I was thinking it will fixed with 10.12.1 but it is not...
    Have someone solution?
  15. flapjacksnbuttah macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2016
    Savannah, GA
    Happening to me and a buddy suggested that it might be due to an external mouse (turning off my magic mouse seems to fix it). So definitely seems like a bug.
  16. jer77od macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    This seems to sorta kinda work. It does work but it seems the triple or quadruple click seems to only work. I might play with my double click settings. Will post again if I find out but other fixes would be appreciated. Until then, this seems to be a temporary fix. I have also been having this issue and it's driving me crazy. I even reformatted and put on a clean OS (not because of this) and the issue remained. The biggest issues for me is WhatsApp, Goofy, and the Mac Messenger.
  17. breadadams macrumors newbie


    Mar 16, 2016
    It seems that even with magic mouse turned on, using the built in trackpad to click on a notification opens it.

    It just doesn't open from external mouse clicks.

    Weird :confused:
  18. mmerritt macrumors newbie


    Apr 26, 2017
    Exactly what is happening to me, really annoying.
  19. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    I found that double click works.
  20. sguilliard macrumors newbie


    Jul 4, 2017
    Has there been any resolution to this? I have the same problem: clicking notifications (such as email) works from the trackpad on my MBP but not from the external magic mouse... :-(
  21. snowyjoey macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2012
    Bump, same problem here. DAMN annoying. I get a lot of Messages at the desk to save me using phone, loved Mavericks, could click once and boom type a reply and CMD-Q or CMD-H until next time, often soon after. Now, that entire process is fubar. Do they not use computers before releasing a new OS?!

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