System Preferences & the Safari Setting In Notification Center

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  1. Bino1970, Nov 8, 2014
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    Bino1970 macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to figure out what the setting in System Preferences / Notification Center option for Safari does. I have it turned on but I never get any notifications. However, I do have websites that show alerts in Notification Center, set up via Safari preferences and I receive those. Is the setting in System Preferences different then the one available in Safari preferences? If so, what will it notify me of? If anyone out there knows please educate me. This is driving me nuts.
     

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  2. liya1201 macrumors member

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    It looked in your System Preferences, the "Safari alert style" was assigned to "None". Have you tried the "Banners" or "Alerts"??
     
  3. Bino1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for replying. I have tried every option and nothing happens.
     
  4. drew627 macrumors regular

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    Notifications almost ever come from Safari itself so it does next to nothing. That preference pane does what it does for every other app, and if Safari doesn't send any notifications in the first place, it won't matter which option you choose.

    There are lots of apps that don't send notifications but they have it turned on in System Preferences. No need to worry about why.
     
  5. Bino1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    drew627: You know, sometimes you just need someone else to tell you what you've suspected all along. Thank you so much. I've turned it off and I'm moving on and using that space in my head for something else. Have a nice day.
     
  6. KALLT, Nov 10, 2014
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    There is a slight difference. Safari supports two types of notifications: HTML5 web notifications (since Mountain Lion) and Safari Push Notifications (since Mavericks). The difference is not really apparent to the end user, because they look the same and both show up under "Notifications" in Safari’s preferences. However, HTML5 web notifications are standardised and work across all browsers that support the standard, whereas Safari Push Notifications are proprietary and only work in Safari.

    Safari Push Notifications are treated as separate services in the Notification Center, whereas regular HTML5 web notifications are simply part of Safari. You can easily see this when you run these two tests:
    https://dangercove.github.io/html5-notifications/ (HTML5 web notifications)
    https://zeropush.com/safari (Safari Push Notifications)

    You can see the result in the attached screenshot. HTML5 web notifications show up under Safari notifications, whereas Safari Push Notifications have their own item. This means that all HTML5 web notifications will be affected by your notification settings for Safari. So if you turn of Safari’s notifications, then you won’t see the upper notification anymore.
     

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  7. Bino1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    KALLT: Thanks for explanation, the screen shots and the tests. I tried the test and it worked. You rock!
     

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