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How to manage notifications on macOS

How to manage notifications on macOS

Change the way each application notifies you about new calls or messages

Notifications that appear in the corner of your Mac’s screen can be very helpful, like when they remind you of a meeting you are about to have. But when you have a deadline or are in the middle of something, notifications for each message or email can be annoying or even annoying.

The good news is that you can easily adjust settings so that you only get notifications from apps that you want when you want them – and there’s nothing you don’t want. You can also pause notifications whenever you want. This is how you do it.

To pause the notification

  • Click the icon in the far right corner of the menu bar (which looks like a bulleted list) to access the Notification Center
  • Scroll up and activate “Do not disturb” at the top of the sidebar. This will pause the notification until midnight or until you turn it off.1
  • You can still see Notifications by going to the Notification Center, but you won’t receive a warning for that

Schedule a period in which you will not receive notifications

  • Click the apple icon in the upper left corner of the menu bar
  • Select “System Preferences”
  • Open Notifications
  • Choose Don’t Disturb. You can now set the time to activate the Do Not Disturb mode. You can also choose to activate the Do Not Disturb mode when the screen is sleeping, when you are mirroring the screen, or when your screen is locked (not available on previous versions of MacOS). You can also decide whether to allow calls when Do Not Disturb is active.

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Turn notifications on or off for each application

In this same Notification Center, you can manage notifications for your application.

  • Find the application you want to change in the left hand column in the Notification window. Use the switch to turn notifications on or off.
  • You can also change what the notification looks like. And there are additional options for notifications, such as whether they appear when your screen is locked and whether they make a sound.

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You can enable or disable notifications and choose what they look like.

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