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How to get download complete notifications in Chrome

When you’re downloading a file in Chrome, the Chrome icon in the taskbar, or Dock if you’re on macOS, will indicate download progress. This indicator is silent for the most part; it doesn’t do anything once the download is complete. If you’d like more obvious, hard to ignore, download complete …

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How to disable notifications for an app on macOS

Mac apps, like desktop apps for any other platform, can show notifications on the desktop. On iOS, apps have to ask for a user’s permission to show notifications but the same rules don’t apply on macOS. Apps that you install assume, by default, that they can show you notifications. Here’s …

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How to whitelist apps in Focus Assist on Windows 10

Focus Assist is a useful feature on Windows 10 that allows you to turn off notifications for a while. It has different modes whereby the notifications are kept silent if you’re watching something in full screen mode, or if you’re playing a game. It allows notifications from certain apps, or …

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How to show a notification on macOS with a script

You can use scripts and automator actions/workflows to do all sorts of things. Scripting is a great way to get most things done and if you need to show a notification on your desktop, that’s the way to go. We’ve covered how you can show toast notifications on Windows 10. …

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How to set sound only notifications for an app on iOS

Notifications are generally supposed to be visual so that you can tell what the notification is for. If you, for example, get a new email notification from Gmail, you will want to know who it’s from. You will definitely want to know that the Gmail app is what sent you …

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How To Get Notification Dots On Android 8

Android 8 is a collection of small features and minor improvements. That appears to be the norm with major OS updates this year. Both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are going small on features. The thing with Android is that the new features it adds are often limited based …

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How To Group Notifications By App Type On Android

Notifications on Android are generally grouped together. Gmail, for example will group all alerts into one notification. iOS did this, briefly, before removing the option and forcing its users to always view a mix of app alerts in chronological order. Notifix is a free Android app that can group notifications …

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How To View Past Notifications On Android

Missed notifications are a thing. It’s when you dismiss a notification only to realize that you need it later. You might dismiss it accidentally or on purpose but once you do, there’s rarely any getting it back. Some apps have their own built-in notifications panel. Facebook and Twitter are both …

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How To Turn Off Instagram Live Notifications

iOS and Android both allow users to enable, or disable notifications from an app, at will. For each app, there’s a dedicated On/Off switch that allows users to enable or disable notifications for apps selectively. While you can disable notifications for some apps, and enable them for others you never …

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