Mac OS X can get a lot of notifications now a days. From iMessages, emails, to websites spending notifications to OS X. We recently shown you how to disable notifications from the lock screen, which is helpful unless you want to turn all notifications off for a set period. This is where Do Not Disturb comes in. Here is how to temporarily disable notifications with Do Not Disturb in Mac OS X.
Disable Notifications with Do Not Disturb in Mac OS X
Enabling Do Not Disturb is really easy in Mac OS X. Just go to the notification center and scroll down. You can get to the notification center by swiping the edge of your track pad or pressing the menu bar icon in the upper right hand corner. After you scroll down click the switch to on to enable Do Not Disturb.
That is it. Do Not Disturb will automatically turn off the following day by default. If you want to turn Do Not Disturb automatically we will need to configure it. Click on System Preferences from the Apple drop down menu.
The System Preferences window will open. Here we will need to find the Notifications menu item. Notifications should be in the first row. Click on it.
You should see the Notifications menu. At the top of the left hand pane click on Do Not Disturb. Then over in the left pane we have the settings for Do Not Disturb. You can choose when and how long Do Not Disturb is enabled. There is even a setting to allow certain users to call or repeat calls to go through. Just like Do Not Disturb in iOS.
Now that you have Do Not Disturb configured it will turn on at the times you scheduled it too.