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The helpful companion to the OSX notifications center Growl per default logs all received notifications. You can define how big the log may get or disable logging in the application.

Since the latest update Growl offers to forward all notifications to the OS X Notification Center.

Does OS X log Notifications Center messages as well? If yes, where can I find them?

Why I am asking this:

OS X logs all your downloads in a SQLite 3.x database. I want to know if something similar happens with notifications as well. This could be a privacy issue when thinking of private messages or e-mails if too much information is stored.

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Yes, notifications will be added to the Notification Center if you do not confirm/click them when appearing. You can access them by clicking the Notification Center icon in the top right corner of your menu bar.

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However, they are all listed under the Growl app and not the originating app, and clicking them does not seem to lead anywhere, so the functionality is a bit limited compared to standard Growl notifications and the Growl Rollup.

This is probably a limitation in how the Growl developers can address the Notification Center, and I presume we'll just need to wait for all apps to incorporate the Notification Center directly (next to/instead of Growl) for a bit more functional notifications.

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Thanks Gerry, I was aware of this.:) I am looking for a permanent log somewhere in the Library where info about all ever posted notifications is stored. OS X for example logs all your downloads. I'm wondering if something similar happens with notifications as well. That could be a privacy issue when thinking of private messages or e-mails. –  gentmatt Sep 20 '12 at 14:01

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