Growler notification system?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by edcoche, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. edcoche macrumors regular

    edcoche

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    What is this? Do I want to install it? It seems like some common, widely used 3rd party software for mac. Is that true?
     
  2. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    It's pretty popular. It works with many apps, like Adium with which it comes. It just pops up little windows that notify you, say, when a buddy comes online or messages you or whatever. I don't use it but I know people that base their religion off of it.
     
  3. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of the MUST have applications for you Mac.

    When a registered application is used and it needs to notify you, it notifies you via this small box on the right of your screen (new version you can change where you want it, I hate the new one though). So, if you change songs in iTunes and have Synergy or iScrobbler running, it'll tell you the track name, artist, album and album art.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Make sure you download the latest version from the website though (1.1.2). The one that comes with Adium is old (0.7.2).
     
  5. edcoche thread starter macrumors regular

    edcoche

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    Any huge differences b/w the older and new versions of growler? The person who posted before you said that he hates the new version of growler. I dont know if I should install the version that comes with adium or go to growler's website and get the newest version. HHmmm.....:confused:
     
  6. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    I hate the new version. It get extremely laggy for me. In addition, in the old version, if you click on a notification, it displays that app in the front. So, say you can an instant message in Adium. I click the notification and it displays the message. In the new version, if you click the notification, it gets rid of the notification and thats it. Doesn't show anything when you click on it.

    And, since I was so used to clicking on the notification, I had to downgrade to 0.7.2. I personally prefer clicking the notification to have it foremost than clicking on it and getting rid of it. I think that is the most horrid feature about the newest releases.
     
  7. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that growl is a must have application for a Mac.
    I use the 1.1.2 version and it runs pretty stable on my MB.

    just tested the feature clicking on the notification and it works just fine with adium.
     
  8. MrBungleBear macrumors newbie

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    Not exactly perfect

    So, I am out for the day and I come back to my Mac, and the screen is completely filled with notifications, mostly from Skype, every message, call, chat, sing-in and sign-out message is there in a separate popup, and I have to hover til the X appears and then click it, for every single individual popup!!! There is no "Close All Popups" feature, nothing.

    That drives me totally nuts to the point that I am glad that the upgrade to Safari has killed it!

    Otherwise, it's not bad while you are sitting there - just don't ever step away.

    G>
     
  9. greatmaju macrumors member

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    Get the Hardware Growler plugin for it. (It should be on Growls website)
    It notifies you of your battery (If on a macbook) Any hardware that is connected/disconnected and Wireless (The network you join and the IP.)
    the Wireless Notifications has been very useful for me as my router has been acting weird and been giving me a link-local IP address. So I know when I need to restart the router. :p

    Growl is very useful. And it should, IMO, be on the OS as standard.
     
  10. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Just untick the box that says leave messages on screen after xx seconds of activity
     

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