App Store? Mail?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by brutusvimes, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. brutusvimes macrumors member

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    Hey,

    So for those of you testing Mountain Lion, the App Store will now apparently notify me when there are updates (or OSX updates). But does the program need to be activated for this to happen?

    A similar question regarding Mail. I'll get new mail notifications in the notification centre, but does the program need to be active for me to receive these notifications?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Mail needs to be open. Not sure about the app store.
     
  3. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    The app store was supposed to support push notifications as of lion. It shouldn't need to be open. Whether it works correctly or not is another story.
     
  4. brutusvimes thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answer, guys. Though if Mail needs to be open, what's the point anyway?
     
  5. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    This will be very useful if

    1.- You are using a fullscreen application

    2.-You have your dock hidden

    3.-You like a see who an email is from before you bother switching applications.
     
  6. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Mail needs to be open, but not necessarily active. App store does not need to be open. So far, it does actually work. Almost too well. I get notifications regularly for updates I've already installed.
     
  7. chriscrk macrumors 6502a

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    The App Store doesn't have to be open. You just get a little notification pop up on the top right, notifying you of updates (at least system updates, no idea if it does so for, say, a game). But it did it more than once with a security update that was released not long ago. It works well :)

    It'd be nice to have the same option for mail though.
     
  8. Can Inelli macrumors member

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    Eventhough my mail app is open when I get new mails I don't get notifications in the notification center. It used work fine 2 hours ago but now never works :(
     

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