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Sunday, March 1, 2015

1560. Enabling OS X Do Not Disturb Mode

When I'm working on my Mac, there are times when I don't want to be disturbed by notifications about emails or messages. I know I can schedule "do not disturb" time, but is there an easy way to turn on "do not disturb" mode at any time I like?

Its true OS 10 really feels like we want to be notified of anything that happens including a text arriving or an email arriving or things that you have set up. 

You can specify for any application whether you want notifications to appear but it takes some effort to set that up. You can also set up Do Not Disturb mode by hours and say between these hours don’t show me any notifications. But, sometimes you might just want to say, right now, show me nothing on the screen so I can actually get some work done. It’s really simple to do. 

In the upper right hand corner in OS 10 there is a little notifications icon, all you have to do is use the Option key, that is the ALT key on a Windows keyboard, and Option click on that little notification icon turns On or Off the Do Not Disturb mode. If it’s currently on, it turns it off, if it’s currently off, it turns it on. 

That’s an easy way to quickly and easily toggle the state of Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac.

Option+Click on Notification Center icon. Turns gray when Do Not Disturb enabled, black when it's not.

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