Posted on 14th May 2013 by Amsys

How to disable the notification centre, permanently!

We have covered the notification centre in a few blogs in the past, including how to temporarily disable, expand and toggle “do not disturb” on the notification centre. Recently, however, a student attending our Advanced deployment course asked me how to disable it completely and permanently.

As usual, with the mac systems, we will be using the launchctl command to unload it but we’re going to use -w to override the disabled key and set it to false:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist

It worked for me without it, but you may have to run:

 killall NotificationCenter

You can always revert the settings by changing unload to load!

For me it’s not so much about the menu bar space, it’s the constant update notifications from the App Store that drive me nuts.