Notifications seems to do nothing - am I missing something?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by lloyd709, May 1, 2013.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    Upgraded to Mountain Lion about a month ago and never seen a single notification in Notifications. I've always used Growl and happy to see it still works as normal in ML but was sort of looking forward to seen how Notifications did it. I just went into the Notifications setup and it seems the only applications it supports are Calendar, Face Time, Game Centre, Mail, Messages, Reminders and Safari - of which I only use Safari (but never had a notification from that)!!!

    To repeat the title of this Thread, am I missing something?
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Yes, you are. It turns out that you're missing something to be notified of.
  3. lloyd709 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    Sorry, excuse my ignorance (genuinely) but I thought Notifications was going to replace Growl - which I find really useful. Growl is telling me about things all the time, like things finishing downloading and uploading, processes finishing and I'm sure a few other things that I can't think of at the moment. As I mentioned, I've never had a single notification on Notifications - I just thought it was strange and I might be missing something that I should be doing or setting up!
  4. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Notification Center is more centered around apps. You can mess with the settings in System Preferences> Notifications.


    Some bad things about it are that there seems to be no way to get push notifications. For instance, you have to have mail open to receive message notifications. Hopefully NC will have more useful features in OS X 10.9
  5. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Check out the application "Hiss". It's great and sounds like it's what you are looking for. It "forwards" your growl notifications to NC, so you get the support of growl apps, but with the integration of NC. It's simple but very useful. :)

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