Why can't you swipe notifications in the top right off the screen anymore?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by johnnnw, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty annoying. Those little rectangles that appear on the right side for system notifications and now websites too.

    How do you make them go away, besides waiting or clicking it (which causes that app to open).

    You used to be able to swipe right on the trackpad over them to make it go away. No longer works.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Honestly it bugs me too so I changed the time it sits there to 1 second.

    Open terminal and type

    defaults write com.apple.notificationcenterui bannerTime 1

    Change the 1 if you want longer.

    Log off then on and it'll be changed.
     
  3. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you.

    It seems so silly there is no way to close them at your will. Doesn't make sense to me.

    While not a perfect solution this is better than nothing :)
     
  4. airlied macrumors regular

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    I don't know what are you guys talking about here. I can move the banner away by swiping the trackpad or magic mouse with cursor on it. Its easy as always guys, never bothered me.

    Some banners cannot be moved that way because they have special functions (like messages banner you can do a quick reply without launching the app so you have to make it disappear manually).
     
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  6. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm.. I can swipe away iMessage notification just fine in Mavericks.
     
  7. DiabBarca macrumors regular

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    I think they're speaking about Yosemite DP6.
     
  8. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Uhhh, you're in the Yosemite forum section....
     
  9. Padmini macrumors 6502a

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    I can swipe banners away just fine with Magic Mouse...

    Clean install of DP 6......
     
  10. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's weird. I used to always do it but now it's not working.

    I'm on the Public beta though, so maybe it's different.
     
  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Also works fine for me with the built in trackpad, I don't think it ever stopped working for me, even in previous DPs

    If it's not working for you then that probably means it's a bug.
     
  12. phobox macrumors member

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    Its definitely working here too on DP6, I can swipe away with my magic mouse. Also worked on DP5.
     
  13. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Turn on Do Not Disturb?
     
  14. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I like the notifications. Just don't like not being able to get rid of them when I need to click something behind it. It used to be easy.

    For sake of my sanity:

    Is anyone able to swipe banners off the screen on Yosemite public beta 1?

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    Sent to Apple through feedback assistant assuming you're right.
     
  15. piller97 macrumors newbie

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    I can still swipe to dismiss just as in mavericks....
    Currently running DP5, perhaps its different in DP6


    Note: When i was running PB1 i was able to dismiss with swipe as well........
     
  16. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    also working fine here on DP6 as well.

    Never installed public beta.
     
  17. Kasalic macrumors regular

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    I can confirm that I can swipe away notifications in Yosemite PB1 :)
     
  18. johnnnw, Aug 21, 2014
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    johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn... that's annoying that's not working for me.

    Is there possibly a setting for this that I have turned off?

    Thought maybe BTT was interfering, Quit that app and tried again, still not working.
     
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  20. ProphetX macrumors regular

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    Maybe you doing it wrong. I never knew that you could even swipe notifications away and its working for me perfectly.
     
  21. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've been doing it fine since notifications were a thing, it used to work fine. So I'm not doing it wrong.
     
  22. The19th macrumors regular

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    How is the behavior in a different user account?
     
  23. e1ven macrumors newbie

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    Ensure it's enabled

    For whatever it's worth, you should double-check that "Swipe between pages" is enabled, under Trackpad preferences | More Gestures, in System Preferences.

    I've been using Safari more in Yosemite, but I found the Swipe feature annoying, so I disabled it.
    But this "Swipe between pages" option also disables the ability to dismiss notifications by swiping.

    Just thought I'd suggest it, in case you ran into the same problem.
    -CPD
     
  24. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You might be a genius. It was disabled. I used to use that command for BetterTouch to do something else. I reenabled it and the next notification I get I will report back.
     

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