Dammit, there’s another notification from The Mercury News. Who are they? How did they get on my computer? And how can I get them off my computer?
The notifications from The Mercury News kept popping up at random times. I didn’t care about or want the news items and I had no idea who this news source was. Even more mysterious was how they’d managed to get on my Mac and alert me.
When I clicked the notification it took me to a website, as you might expect.
I tried Control clicking on the notification. Nothing happened. I visited Safari Preferences, found the cookies for The Mercury News and deleted them. That turned out to be a forlorn hope, and didn’t work.
The System prefs notifications area looked promising. There was The Mercury News. I could control a few aspects of whether and how it displayed, but there was no way to remove it from the list.
Then some productive searching led me back to Safari Prefs and an item I’d overlooked on my first visit: Notifications. Of course.
At last. Here was a list of all websites that wanted to notify me. I could do two things here: turn them on and off, and, more importantly, remove them.
The annoying Mercury News notifications are gone at last. Thank goodness.