Removing item from Notifications, How?

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  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    After testing Boom 2, I chose to not use it and uninstalled/deleted same.

    But Boom 2 remains in System Preferences/Notifications and it frustrates me that I can’t find the file that needs removing.

    Searching with Easy Find and Spotlight brought no joy.

    Does anyone know the name & location of the file that I want removed/deleted?

    TIA
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    In my experience after dragging an app to the trash, logging out and back in (or restarting) purges that app from Notification Center.

    Apparently Boom 2 has a built in uninstall routine as well. Did you use that?
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alas, I had removed Boom 2 with AppDelete. But I thought your suggestion had great merit, so I downloaded another copy. But foiled gain! The app thinks my seven day trial has expired, so I am unable to launch Boom and thus access the uninstaller.

    For kicks, I restarted In Safe Boot mode. From there, Boom does not appear in Notifications Ergo, I suspect the problem is related to something in the Login or Startup routines. But I still unable to locate that miscreant file.

    Still, kind sir, many thanks for your time & expertise; 'tis appreciated!

    Other suggestions & musings most welcome.
     
  4. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What a brilliant idea! I should have thought of that. But sadly, I still am unable to get the scrips to run, even though I followed the instructions in your link. Clearly, I must be doing something wrong.

    I have written to the developer and should be hearing back from them in a few days and will then post the status/conclusion to this saga.

    Still, I remain frustrated that my/our efforts were unsuccessful.
     
  6. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    You can also try to remove it from the Notification Center sqlite db file or remove the db file completely. Instructions how to do it can be found in the link.
    I see from your signature that you're running 10.11.1 so the db file might be in another location than ~/Library/Application Support/NotificationCenter/.

    Info : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11993145/remove-application-from-notification-center
     
  7. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Kryten2,

    I can follow these steps, but in step 8 (below), if I drag that file to the trash, won't I lose all the Notifications?

    1 Go to Finder
    2 Search Macintosh HD under the tab "This Mac"
    3 Click Applications
    4 Press Shift + Command + G
    5 Type in ~/library
    6 Click Application Support
    7 Click Notification Center
    8 Drag the only file that's there to the Trash
    9 Quit all on going apps
    10 Empty Trash
    11 Restart
     
  8. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't know. Personally I would use the first solution in the link eg remove the offending notification from the db file. Make a backup of the file before doing anything to it might be a good idea.
     
  9. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Arrrgh! I don't like the progress I'm making. On my recalcitrant machine, I do not have the Notification Center file (as I do on 2 other computers).

    What that portends, I dunno; an OS reinstall?

    BTW: great directive, that!
     

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