Notification Weirdness, How To Delete Items?

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  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    #1
    In System Preferences/Notifications, I have 2 instances of Cocktail.

    I have uninstalled Cocktail and 1 instance will be deleted and the other remains. Upon reinstalling, the second copy reappears.

    I have also done a search with EasyFind to locate all Cocktail leftovers, but my quest has been unsuccessful.

    After a prolonged discussion with Apple Support, the advice (from a level 2 tech) was to wipe the drive and then do a clean reinstall. Of course, I am reluctant to that.

    I wonder (guess) if the problem is with Notifications and not with Cocktail. If it were in Notifications, where do you suppose it might be? Indeed I am perplexed. It seems to me there should be a file listing all the apps/files in Notifications. If so, might this be editable?

    AFAIK, there are no resulting problems re this issue, but I do find it frustrating that removing an item from Notifications should be so bloody difficult.

    All thoughs/suggestions most welcome.
     
  2. richard2 macrumors regular

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    Try resetting Notification Center:

    Note: I haven't tested the following procedure.

    1. Open Terminal.
    2. Enter the following:

      rm -Rf "$(getconf DARWIN_USER_DIR)/com.apple.notificationcenter" && defaults -currentHost delete com.apple.usernoted dbName
    3. Restart your Mac.
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    Richard2, I greatly appreciate your reply, but I am most wary of using untested Terminal commands, mainly because I am so ignorant vis-à-vis Terminal. So for the time being, I prefer to "pause" pending other possible solutions.
     
  4. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try using the vendor uninstall tool in Safe Mode?

    I'm not familiar with EasyFind. After the above, will it find any leftover property list files at : Library -> Preferences -> ByHost?
     
  5. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    Yes, I did use the vendor uninstall. And also looked in the ByHost. No joy. Nonetheless, I appreciate your efforts.

    FYI: I found another chap with the same problem (but no solution). See:
    https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30367361-OS-X-Duplicate-Entries-in-Notification-Center

    Curious & curiouser...
     
  6. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Found this regarding duplicate entries of ClamXav. The post tangentially references an ASC THREAD. This 'reset' for Notifications Center is also discussed at MR HERE. The code is similar to what @richard2 suggested.
    https://www.clamxav.com/BB/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4145
     

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