How to Remove Notification Center in Mac

The Notification center is a new feature added in Mac Mountain Lion. It allows you to receive notification from various apps. Some people will find it useful while many others will find it useless. If you belong to the latter, here is an easy way to remove the notification center and reclaim back the small icon space in the system tray occupied by the Notification center icon.

Open a terminal and type:

That’s it. The Notification Center (and its icon) will magically disappear from your desktop.


To retrieve it back, replace the “unload” with “load

That was easy, isn’t it?

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

One comment

  1. Will you people PLEASE stop talking about a “system tray” on the Mac? No such thing, fergawdsake. It’s the Menu Bar. Why is that hard?

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