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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by virtuosity, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. virtuosity macrumors member

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    Is anyone actually using this? or to put it another way, has anyone actually managed to get it working?

    I think this is the most useless bag-o-**** part of OS X - I really despair that Apple spend millions (probably) designing, developing and testing something for it to be released and doesn't work as planned

    It should be a really cool part of the OS for me at least - but I cannot get it to work with Facebook, Twitter or iTunes (the 3 things I was looking forward to using), and everyone's response on forums just seems to be "yeah, it doesn't work - get over it!"

    Shoddy practice to be honest...

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  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I was hoping I could quit mail with NC running and still get push notifications.

    It's a bit pointless sometimes - like if I build in XCode, I'll get a notification only if its on another screen. Then the notification will persist even when I take note and go back to XCode. I need to open NC and click the x to manually dismiss it.
     
  3. rrm998 macrumors regular

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    Notifications pop-up for me regularly for Facebook, reminders, and calendar notices. The most recent of GoodSync (my choice for backup) also uses the notification system now.

    I didn't do anything to set this up. At some point ML did prompt me to enter my Facebook user and password when I used the "share" menu option to upload a photo to Facebook. Perhaps that enabled notifications for FB.
     
  4. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Well this is certainly new to me. I never gotten notifcations ever, unless the app is open. I thought it was something wrong on my machine.

    I guess ill just keep it disabled and wait for it to be more useful, I'm more of a clean user, so I don't leave any app running unless I'm going to use it shortly.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Twitter and Facebook are the only exceptions to this. To get email notifications, you must have Mail running, as you have experienced. But if you sign into Facebook in Mountain Lion itself (in the System Preferences) then Facebook notifications will come up regardless of whether or not you have a Facebook page open.
     
  6. virtuosity thread starter macrumors member

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    Well Facebook for me doesn't work at all (and yes, I've entered my login details and switched it on!) - I'm still using my Growl app for Twitter as that's never worked (even though I now have to use another 3rd party app - Hiss - to get that to work - and I have to have the app open) So, I have a workaround, but it's piss-poor really - and the fact that I have to have mail open to get a notification of an email is just plain flawed - what's wrong with entering my login details as config in my notification preferences? I was doing that in gadgets 10 years ago on Windoze FFS!

    I appreciate it's "version 1" of notifications, but it's just plain flawed... just something that's brought to market too early or without proper understanding of the feature and how it should work in the real world. What's worrying is that the concept is hardly groundbreaking, yet the execution of it is very, very poor.
     
  7. virtuosity thread starter macrumors member

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    and you can achieve the same result with twitter?
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I believe so. I run Twitter all the time, though, and I'm not even that active on it, so I haven't been able to test it myself. Should work the same way, though.
     
  9. rrraven macrumors newbie

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    What I can't understand is why anyone would WANT these annoying little boxes coming up all the time! If I want to see what's happening on facebook, I'll go there. If I'm elsewhere, it can wait! All the more annoying since I get notifications almost exclusively from the friends whose posts I care least about. Not sure if it specifically picked them from some "ignore" list or what. I might be interested in I could configure it to only show a very select group of friends, but the "configuration" is a joke. Is anybody actually making use of this and finding it a positive addition?
     
  10. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    So far, the only useful thing about notifications is that it consolidates all incoming notifications from all my open apps scattered amongst multiple screens. For, that currently includes mail, imessage, rss feeds and calendar events. A nice minor convenience at most.
     
  11. jamin00 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I get mail, iMessage, FB etc notifications.

    Quite handy :)
     
  12. nyolc8 macrumors regular

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    I'm getting facebook, twitter, appstore update, mail(if it's running), itunes(with itunification), imessage notifications. But facebook notifications sometimes not showing up when it should.
     
  13. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

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    I get notifications from Calendar, Reminders, Mail and iMessage. It is a handy feature but it isn't really necessary. The badge notification is sufficient for notifications.. but whatever. I suppose the new method basically states the obvious for those users who need things handed on a plate. It also gives them another feature to talk about when selling the OS.
     
  14. 32KFJ macrumors regular

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    i get all the notifications in the NC.

    if i click on a facebook notification, it just dissapears and nothing is opening.
     
  15. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Even if the app is not running i.e, you quit it?
     
  16. 32KFJ macrumors regular

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    mail is open and calender is also open. facebook not.
     
  17. Badrottie Suspended

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    NC works ok for me I get notification coming from Facebook, calendar, Tweets, iMessage and Reader (RSS). :apple:
     

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