Turn Off Notification Center on a Mac

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Steps

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    Let's launch Skype
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    Sometimes, a notification bar will appear when you receive a message or launch a program. For this tutorial, we can see a notification bar appears on the right-hand side of the screen.
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    To turn the notification feature off, click the icon with three lines in the upper-right corner of the screen
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    A pop-up menu will appear on the right side of the screen.
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    Click the "Notifications" tab at the top
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    Scroll the menu up
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    Then, click the "Do Not Disturb" button
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    In this video, it is in the "OFF" position. Setting "Do Not Disturb" to "ON" will turn notifications off for the rest of the day.
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    Another way of accessing the menu with notifications is to click the gear icon on the Apple dock
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    You will go to "System Preferences".
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    Then, click "Notifications"
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    The box on the left-hand side of the new window shows all of the different programs for which you receive notifications.
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    For example, click "Skype" to receive no notifications for the application
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    You can click any other app.
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    Then, click "None"
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    It is in the gray panel on the right side of the "Notifications" window. You will receive no alerts from the application.
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    Close the menu by clicking the red button in the top-left corner
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    Click the hot-dog menu in the upper-right corner again
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    Click the "Do Not Disturb" toggle
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    This will set it back to the "OFF" position.
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    Reopen Skype
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    You will see that it opens up without notifications.
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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Djinu

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