Make Notification Banners stay on screen longer

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by cmarz, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. cmarz macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Does anyone know if there is a way to increase the time a Banner stays on your screen. I often miss my notification because I am typing/reading something and don't want to look away. Just when I do look away I miss the notification. Yes I know I can click the bars and get to the notification center but it happens so often for me if I could just increase the time by 5-10 seconds it would make a difference.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can go to the Notifications panel in System Preferences and change the notification from a banner to an alert and you will get a notification that stays there until you click on it to dismiss it.
  3. cmarz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Yes I know that but now that would be adding even more clicks which is what I was trying to avoid. Just need an extra couple of seconds on the banner to solve my issue. I am really surprised this is not configurable.
  4. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Try hovering your cursor over the notification. Might stay longer.

    Also check this.
  5. cmarz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Ddyracer - that was exactly what I was looking for thanks so much!

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