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Swipe to Dismiss Mountain Lion Notifications [Mac]

Mountain LionIf you’re like me, since you’ve upgrade your Mac to Mountain Lion, even the default four seconds that a notification remains on the screen can bug you. You could disable notifications entirely, or even for a period of time, but that might be too extreme for your situation. Instead, to get rid of a single alert immediately, do a two-fingered swipe on the alert banner, from left to right, and it will disappear from the screen.

This assumes that you have a trackpad, although Lifehacker points out that a single-finger swipe will work with a Magic Mouse. And, as OS X Daily points out, this doesn’t close the notification, but instead moves it off of the desktop.

Tip from Lifehacker, via OS X Daily


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2 Responses to Swipe to Dismiss Mountain Lion Notifications [Mac]

  1. Hi, Evan, do you use a Magic Mouse? I did, but I didn’t like that I had no option for touch-sensitive clicking. I gave it to my sister-in-law :))

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