Toggle MacOS X Notification Center on or off
This gist is to remind me (and anyone else who it helps) how to quickly disable and re-enable Notification Center.
Set Up Bash Aliases
Open your terminal (<⌘ + ␣ (spacebar)>, then type "terminal", then press <↩ (enter)>).
Paste and run the following command:
echo >> ~/.profile && echo >> ~/.profile && echo '# Disable/enable notification center' >> ~/.profile && echo 'alias disableNotificationCenter="launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist && killall NotificationCenter"' >> ~/.profile && echo 'alias enableNotificationCenter="launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist && open /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/"' >> ~/.profile && source ~/.profile
To disable notification center:
To re-enable notification center:
How it works / background
Disable MacOS X's Notification Center entirely. But make it easy to turn it back on and disable again as needed.
I'm tired of seeing notifications that I can't dismiss, and there's no easy way to do this selectively (e.g. MacOS notifications always come through)
How this disables Notification Center
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall NotificationCenter
How this re-enables Notification Center
launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist open /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/
This approach is a command-line-only version of the solution proposed in a great article on osxdaily.com.