Figuring out Notification Center

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by sft109, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. sft109, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    sft109 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way I can get notification centre alerts for email without having the mail.app run in the background? (i.e. like push on my iOS devices, using gmail through exchange)

    Also I don't use iMessage at all but may in the future and am wondering if the same applies there, i.e. does the Messages.app need to be running for notification center to display iMessages or is that pushed from iCloud regardless of whether the app is running or not?

    Liking ML so far...

    Cheers!
     
  2. chriscrk macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about mail, but I do know that messages on iMessage are pushed even if you don't have the app open! You get both a little red notification on the icon, and a banner.

    I don't think it works like that on mail, unfortunately.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    so far iMessage doesn't have to be running to get the notification but email does. at least on my ML.
     
  4. aaronlam macrumors newbie

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    Which makes no sense... I've gone back to using Notify and Growl.
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  6. sft109 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the extremely quick replies. So I'll keep the mail.app running in the background then. Maybe they will allow full-on push without the need for the mail app in the future...
     

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