Notification Center

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by d4rklamp, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. d4rklamp macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2009
    So, it seems that I can't get mail notification unless the is open? I thought it would be like push notification on iOS. Am I doing something wrong? I hate leaving the open all the time. Would be so much better if it worked like the Gmail Notifier (the latter does not work properly on Mountain Lion).
  2. snowcrash macrumors regular


    May 30, 2011
    Boston MA, USA
    I'm having problems with all notifications. Everything is turned on and configured right but doesnt show a notification. If I open the notification sidebar it will show that I have a new iMessage but I don't get any popup alerts or banners.
  3. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I get notification for some emails only... it worked perfectly until now. (I'm using gm for about 2 weeks) :confused:
    Twitter notification works.
  4. rocoloco macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    I also hate it.
  5. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    It does seem like a half assed feature if you need the Mail app open anyway to get the notifications.
  6. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I fixed the email notifications by restarting the whole machine.
  7. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2009
    the swipe with two fingers isnt working for me on my trackpad....
  8. AlanFord macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    For me, just integrated applications work, like reminders, notes..
    Mail, App Store, all needs to be open to receive notification. Kinda sucks a bitt, dont see any purpose, if its open i see it either way.
  9. CraigGB macrumors regular

    May 30, 2010
    I found I needed to start with my fingers on the right actually on the metal of my MBP then drag to the left, it is very hard to make it it work unless you start on the actual metal

    if you are using the stand alone track pad... I don't know :confused:
  10. andybrown44, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    andybrown44 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hull, UK
    They don't work for me at all for Mail.

    Messages only works for me if the App is closed.

    All notifications are set to on. I don't know if I'm not understanding how they work or if they just aren't working properly...

    EDIT: realised it was because i was testing it from my own email account. Doesn't give mail notifications from your own email address apparently


    Yeah you have to swipe ONTO the trackpad, it's so that it doesn't get confused between a normal 2 finger swipe and a notification center 2 finger swipe.
  11. cocky jeremy macrumors 601

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    I hope they add a "delete" button for mail, so i don't even have to open the to delete spam. :D
  12. rocoloco macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    How and what is the use of notification centre with Safari? Among the others I also see Safari under system preferences > Notifications
  13. GabooN macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    Windsor, Ontario
    as far as swiping to open the notification centre on the trackpad, I have found that I like using my pinky and ring finger (right handed use of trackpad) instead of moving my whole hand right to use my index and middle finger.
  14. Heston macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007

    so far this feature is a major bust. DP2 was horrible and would do weird glitches on me, GM at least doesn't crash with notifications. Problem doesn't do what you really want it to do (like have closed and still get notifications of emails).

    And the swipe feature just seems awkward.

    safari 6 is much better, but you didn't have to upgrade to ML to get it :rolleyes:
  15. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    I don't know what people really expect of the notification feature. It's Apple's version of Growl integrated into the system. Of course some features will not work if the app isn't open. How could it work differently? :confused: to expect push notifications is ridiculous since not everybody has an exchange account or mobile me.
  16. iwan073 macrumors regular


    May 1, 2011
    The Netherlands
    That's what I've been saying!
    Why a notification center if you need to have mail open anyways?!

    The dock icon will tell you if there's mail or not anyway! :rolleyes:

    Same with all the other programs
  17. Heston macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    I realize this. everyone is saying, the notifications doesn't do more than give us a superfluous notifications (dock icon notifications + notifications notification).

    Basically, what's the point..?


    Although, I did forget to mention that OSX notified me via Notifications that I needed to update my computer. Which I thought was kinda helpful!
  18. Monsoonmalabard macrumors member


    Oct 15, 2011
    Same here. Rebooting didn't help. Anyone have a fix?


    From another thread:

    Originally Posted by danb77
    Note that emailing yourself is not a way to test NC, ML is clever enough to realise you sent it so it doesn't notify you!
    This. Don't be stupid like me and try this
  19. cuestakid, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    this may be helpful

    if you can get growl notifications, this may work-it seems to be working for me right now for adium and bowtie-working on getting gmail configured(never had it before)


    if you install this as well

    you will get them-just disable its own banners.

    hopefully we will get the bugs worked out soon
  20. d4rklamp thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2009
    To be honest, I still can't see any good stuff out of Mountain Lion (been using for 2 weeks GM). I barely use the notification center as it does not work like I wanted it to. Message app is nice, but then again, sometimes it wont show notification when i get iMessage. I hate leaving open, freaking big memory usage 90-100MB something heck no. As I spend most of my times on Adobe softwares and Autodesk Maya (big memory usage).
  21. araah, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    araah macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    apple should partner up with blackberry, so they can implement the push notifications on email. Blackberry does it really well, windows does it well, osx just fails at it.
  22. That-Guy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2012
    I can't get anything to show in the Notification Center. No Twitter, Emails or anything from the Messages App.

    Everything is Enabled, I have tried restarting but nothing ends up in the Notification Center :(

    Its driving me nuts!

    Notifications from the Messages App now show in the Notification Center but even though Banners are enabled I get no Banner. I think its very temperamental at the moment :(
  23. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    What's push got to do with it? Fundamentally all it needs is for the small part of Mail that deals with receiving emails, either by push or polling, exactly as it does now when the full app is running, to be running all the time in the background.
  24. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    There will be websites that can be notify you throught notification center. (popup ads in notification center :D)
  25. Kalkie macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kent, UK
    I like the email notification centre - which I never thought I would. I just leave the mail app minimised in the dock but I can see from the notification if the email is worth reading immediately or not. If not, I can just keep working and not keep wondering what the email is!

    Works for me!

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