Hell Bell

I care just a little too much about how my menu bar and dock are organized on my Macs. Well… I care way too much. This morning I open my laptop and what do I see?

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What the hell is this bell, you ask? God damn Chrome. Not only does it throw a little icon up there, it’s a full fledged notification system. One to replace one which already exists and works very well… because, you know, Google can. But, if you’re like me, and don’t want clutter all over the place but really like Chrome otherwise, here’s a guide to hide that little guy (and no, it’s not in settings this time around):

  1. Type chrome://flags/ into your browser
  2. Search for Enable Rich Notifications
  3. Mark it as disable and restart Chrome.

And bam! You’re finished and ready to go without staring at a faded bell all day.