Spotify Mac Os X Notification Center

Are you also annoyed and tired by Spotify’s notification badge in the dock of Mac OS X? I totally was and found a simple list of instructions on apple.stackexchange.com and want to show you how to remove this “feature”.

If correctly used, notification badges are a cool thing. They notify you when an app wants your attention. Spotify abuses this feature and shows the number of pending notifications inside its app. That means: If you ever subscribed to somebodies playlist and this playlist is updated, you will be notified. Same goes for stuff like new tracks of your favorited artists. You have no control over these notifications and will always be notified. Otherusers are also annoyed by this misbehavior but nothing changes 🙁 Thats why my Spotify is mostly minimized to the background and when opened it shows this ugly notification badge in its UI:

Same goes for the Mac OS X dock icon: Normally, you can open the system preferences and can disable the notifications. However, Spotify isn’t listed (although it uses the notification APIs of Mac OS X). The instructions from stackoverflow write this missing entry into the notification database, so that it shows up in the list. Silicio for Spotify and iTunes for PC and Mac. Written by Jan Bolz. Category: Music Release date: 2019-11-25 Licence: Free Software version: 2.9.4 File size: 18.33 MB Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Mac OS X 10.10.

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Its annoying and always tries to steal my attention. Same goes for the Mac OS X dock icon:

Spotify Mac Os X Notification Center

Normally, you can open the system preferences and can disable the notifications. However, Spotify isn’t listed (although it uses the notification APIs of Mac OS X).

The instructions from stackoverflow write this missing entry into the notification database, so that it shows up in the list. Only after that you are allowed to disable Dock notifications:

Spotify Mac Os X Notification Center Settings

Here’s the code of Ryan Patterson’s stackoverflow entry, in case it ever gets deleted: