Disabling notifications

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by X-Offender, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. X-Offender macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Howdy there! I would like to know, if possible, is there a way to disable the notifications you get at the top-right of the screen, like for example when a new track plays on iTunes (and consequently last.fm scrobbles) or when a download is complete.

    Here's a screenshot of what I'm referring to: http://i56.tinypic.com/65wyle.png

    Thank you in advance.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That is most likely some software you installed, because iTunes doesn't do that by default.
  3. X-Offender thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    It's not iTunes, it's Last.fm actually, and not only. Even when a download is finished I get a notification. It's definitely an option of Mac, I just don't know how to disable it.
  4. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    I would guess that it's Growl. Do you have Growl in you System Preferences (at the bottom under the "Other" headline)? If so, just disable it there.
  5. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    I don't want Growl on my system! How do I get it off?

    1. If you use Dropbox, first turn off its Growl support in the Dropbox application's Preferences window. The Dropbox application will reinstall Growl every time you launch it if you leave its Growl setting on.
    2. Download the Growl disk image from http://growl.info/.
    3. Run the “Uninstall Growl” application.
    4. Click OK in the confirmation alert.

    Or if you got it from a Adobe CS5 install: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/840/cpsid_84093.html
  6. X-Offender thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Yes, good guess, it was Growl. Thanks a lot for your help friend. :)
  7. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    Glad to help :) Personally I love Growl, it's nice to have a system-wide message service that alerts me about what is happening. In the settings you can change the appearance and position of the box, and also what applications that should trigger Growl notifications (ie, if for example the iTunes song window annoys you, just turn notifications for iTunes off). Personally I use it for instant messages, finished downloads and new tweets. I vote to give it a chance, I can't live without it now ;)

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