About Notifications

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by martosprint, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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 
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay madsci954, thanks for the reply. So I assume it's best to leave it on "banners" then. 
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    I think it defaults Alerts for Calendar events and Reminders and Banners for everything else. That's what I have mine set at.
     

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