ITunes insists on notifying me for every song
I recently upgraded to Yosemite and now I find that iTunes is notifying me every time the song changes. I find this quite distracting and I would like to turn it off. Changing this in System Preferences only lasts until the next time I restart, so each morning I have to turn it off again, which is almost as annoying as the notifications. Is there a way to force OS X to remember my preferences? Failing that, can turning them off be automated? Grant E Haldane Oh, this has been driving me gently nuts since Mavericks! Your letter actually gave me the final push to figure out what is actually going on. The ~/Library/Application Support/ NotificationCenter folder seems like a promising place to start, but if you delete it or drag it to the Desktop, it doesn’t get automatically recreated when you restart. This suggests that your notification preferences aren’t actually stored there.
My theory is that they used to be and then this was changed in Mavericks. If you upgrade to Mavericks or Yosemite, the old NotificationCenter folder gets left behind and either overrides the new preferences settings each time, or prevents them from being saved properly.
So let’s try this: open Terminal and type: This will return a long folder name and you need to use the “cd” command to change to this folder. As an aside, you can actually do this in one step by typing: You need to use the single quote that shares a key with ~ on your keyboard, not the one that appears on the “key.)
From this folder, type these three lines, pressing ® after each one: Now restart and change your preferences again. This time, they should stick.