getting rid of notification center menu bar

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by nalk7, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to get rid of that ugly notification center icon on the menu bar? I like notification center so I don't want to disable it, but I just feel the icon is a waste of space since I can just swipe to get to it.
     
  2. jeutie macrumors member

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    I was trying to do the same without any luck.
     
  3. chisasba macrumors member

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    I'd like this too, I'd rather just drag my fingers on the track pad.
     
  4. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I don't see why they didn't just combine spotlight and notification center. Command+Spc would then bring it up.
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    This is just like when Spotlight was launched in Tiger. Bottom line there is very little chance its going away. I suggest you start getting used to it.
     
  7. chisasba macrumors member

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    I just set privacy to everything in spotlight then entered this in terminal:
    sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search

    followed by password then:
    killall SystemUIServer


    No more Spotlight or icon.
    Hopefully I can do the same to the notification icon, except keep functionality from the trackpad.
     
  8. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    Let us know if you could find it, keeping trackpad functionality. ;)
     
  9. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    why would anyone want to disable spotlight, it is so useful. I use command+space every day
     
  10. forgotmyusernam macrumors newbie

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    The only way to remove the icon also disables Notification Center entirely, unfortunately :/
     
  11. chisasba macrumors member

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    I prefer to go to the application itself to do whatever it is I need to do. When doing things is Spotlight it seems like it takes me more time. But that's just me.
     
  12. spravtek macrumors member

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    Someone on some other forum (way to be vague :) ) ... Metioned http://www.macbartender.com/ ... It's still beta but it should work ... I haven't tested it myself though.
     
  13. chisasba macrumors member

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    It kind of works. I just downloaded it. Had to restart and add it to the application folder before the program would work. Removes the notification center icon, but adds another. There may be a way to hide them all together.. I'll play with it more and update.
     
  14. spravtek macrumors member

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    I see from pictures it shows an icon yes ... Hmmm ... Well keep us posted :cool:
     
  15. chisasba macrumors member

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    Yeah you can add the notification center icon to it then set it to hide. Only downside is you're running a program to hide an icon.

    Too bad I can't have this program hold normal apps (it only does menu bar ones), I only have 2 apps and 2 folders in my dock, would be nice to have them all on the menu bar and not use the dock..
     
  16. spravtek macrumors member

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    Maybe you can request this feature with the makers? Since it still beta, who knows :)
     
  17. chisasba macrumors member

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    Well the idea here is say if you have 10 menu bar apps you can consolidate them into one. I just want to add my two apps and two folders onto the menu bar. Looking into it again..so far found this program called XMenu, hopeful..
     
  18. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    Nice find. Works perfectly for me, didn't even require a restart. Now if I could just find a way to resurrect all-apps expose, I'd be a happy camper. Oh, and for those concerned about hiding an icon with an icon, there's an option to not display the bartender icon at all. Under preferences, go to advanced and uncheck the box next to "Bartender Menu Bar Icon: [] Visible".
     
  19. spravtek macrumors member

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    Cool, that's sweet you can hide the bartender icon as well ... Thanks for the information, seems I will be trying it later today as well :D
     
  20. Dewroo macrumors regular

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  21. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    I tried that, but it still doesn't show minimized windows, unfortunately. :(
     
  22. samjbeaver macrumors newbie

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    I can live with that. I like the spotlight search in the corner.
    how can I disable notifications?
     
  23. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  24. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    If an app can do it then there must be some combination of steps that a user can do to manually hide it. I'd rather not install a beta app and leave it permanently running in the background just to hide one icon... I'll keep waiting until someone figures it out.
     
  25. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    People who use Alfred? I replaced spotlight with Alfred.
     

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