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Tech Tip: Mute Messages on Mac – Do Not Disturb Mode

by Ben Hepworth on June 16th, 2016

Have you ever received a text message to your Mac while you’re in a meeting? Or maybe you’re showing someone something at work and then a text message pops up. Or maybe you’re on a screen share using Join.Me or WebEx and you don’t want any notifications. The notification center is useful, but at the same time can be very annoying if you don’t want any notifications popping up – mail, messages, etc. Here is how you turn it off and go into Do Not Disturb Mode.

Step 1: click on the 3 lines in the upper right corner of your Mac:

Mac Do Not Disturb

The notification center will slide in from the right.

Mac Do Not Disturb

Step 2: Scroll up while inside the notification bar – this is the trick. By default, the Do Not Disturb button is hidden at the top. Once you know where this is, it is quite easy to turn on/off.

Mac Do Not Disturb

By default when you turn notifications off, you’ll see a message indicating that they are off for the day and will automatically turn back on tomorrow. Click on any other window, the Desktop to get the notification bar to disappear.

Mac Do Not Disturb

Here is a quick YouTube video I made showing how easy this is.

From → Internet, Technology, Work

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