Notification should beep and THEN show the notification, not the other way around

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DisplacedMic, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    still can't believe they haven't "fixed" this.

    i know it's a super silly complaint - but i can't imagine i'm the only one.

    i am looking down at my work, the notification appears, then it disappears, then it beeps, which is the point where i look up. why not beep and then show the notification?

    it seems so obvious to me...
    that does it, i'm switching to windows;)

  2. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I feel the same way! I can't imagine anyone thinking that is working properly. As you say when you hear the sound and look up, there is nothing to see. The notification has already disappeared.
  3. DisplacedMic thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    glad i'm not the only one;)
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Two things you could try to alieve your pain.
    Change the notification from 'banner' to 'alert', that will stay until you dismiss it.
    Or lengthen the default banner timeout period as shown here.
  5. DisplacedMic thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    hey - alerts aren't an option because of the sheer number of emails i get but the longer timeout might be good. . .

    although (and now you're really going to hate me) when i do happen to be looking at the screen i sometimes find the banners annoying because they last so long and are in a spot i use frequently (the search bar)

    i suppose i could just reposition the notifications to top left instead of right...

    all of this could be alleviated if they simply reversed the order of events.
    or if i could stop being a cry-baby

    thanks for the great idea!

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