Mountain Lion Notifications Driving You Batty? Turn Them Off, For Good
Personally, I’ve found that if I spend enough time manually configuring notifications on my computing devices, I can find a comfortable equilibrium where I feel like I am staying connected to what is important, and yet not being unnecessarily interrupted. Yet, to find this sweet spot, you need to put in a fair amount of effort, and some people just don’t have that much patience or time.
Furthermore, some people may just be tired of the incessant interruptions from all the different services they’ve signed up for and might long for a quieter, more focused computing experience. If you are running the latest iteration of OS X, you might be perturbed to learn that iOS-style notifications have now been brought to the more traditional operating system.
If this is a feature you do not want to be ubiquitous across your devices, there is a way to permanently disable it.
To expunge Notification Center from Mountain Lion, you will need to run a Terminal command.
- First, open up the Terminal application.
- Next, copy and paste the following command into the Terminal and press Enter.
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenter
- Now, copy and paste this additional command in Terminal to kill the current Notification Center process.
Notification Center has now been stopped and removed from your OS X installation.