I’m not sure about you but I use my AirPods with my iPhone almost exclusively so when I go back to use my MacBook I see an AirPods notification then have to manually dismiss it.
I’ve checked the settings everywhere I can and the only solution I’ve come across elsewhere is to force the Mac to forget them as Bluetooth devices. This isn’t ideal because you might want to switch to your Mac sometimes.
The best solution I’ve found is to actually turn off Bluetooth on the Mac when you don’t want to use them. I can do this quickly from control centre (click on the top right of the screen) then toggle it off.
Obviously isn’t ideal if you’re using Bluetooth devices but for me it works well as a fix to this.
If you’ve found a simpler way or I’m missing something please let me know.