Nicolas Bouliane

How to disable the Chrome notification icon in OS X Posted on

In a recent Chrome update, a new bell icon popped up in the OS X notification bar. You can disable this icon in 3 easy steps:

  1. Open chrome://flags
  2. Disable “Enable Rich Notifications”
  3. Restart Chrome

It’s gone!

May 2014 update: It’s now called “Notification Center behavior”, and you must set it to “Never show”

There is also a very interesting flag, “Tab Overview”, that lets you swipe down to see your tabs like in Expose.