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martosprint
Aug 8, 2012, 11:38 AM
Can someone please explain to me how to set up notifications in system preferences? I don't understand when to use "banners" and when to use "alerts and what is the main difference between the two. I have mail and facetime set to use "banners." Is that the best way? Okay I just got an email and it showed up as a banner, but how does it show up as an alert. Bear with this old timer and explain in detail.
Thanks 



madsci954
Aug 8, 2012, 11:49 AM
Only real difference is for Alerts, you have to click a button to get rid of it. Think the old style of notifications on iOS pre Notification Center.

martosprint
Aug 8, 2012, 02:11 PM
Okay madsci954, thanks for the reply. So I assume it's best to leave it on "banners" then. 

madsci954
Aug 8, 2012, 02:30 PM
I think it defaults Alerts for Calendar events and Reminders and Banners for everything else. That's what I have mine set at.