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Is it possible to change where alerts in the notification center appear on the screen? Alerts appearing in the top right tend to cover up work I'm doing more often than not and I would prefer, say, the bottom right corner of the screen.

If this is not possible, is it perhaps possible to change which screen the notifications appear on?

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Unfortunately, you can't change the location where Notification Center Alerts and Banners appear. This is a huge gripe of mine as well, and I highly encourage you to complain about this issue to Apple here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

Hopefully they will one day change this. I also have not been able to find or formulate any hacks.

I, too, am annoyed by it covering up controls in my modeling applications, tabs in my browser, etc.

You can move the Notification Center to another screen, however your entire menu bar goes with it. When you have more than one monitor active, open up System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement. Click and drag the white bar inside one of the squares representing your current primary monitor and drag it to another monitor.

Good luck, and keep spreading the word that we need to tell Apple to make this experience better.

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Will this issue be addressed on OSX Maverick? –  detj Aug 23 '13 at 6:48
    
From what I've read, Mavericks does not fix this issue. However, I have not been hands on with it, yet. –  spex Sep 11 '13 at 18:35
    
oh, no. I hate that too. –  zx1986 Feb 15 at 14:08
    
Just to update, no, Mavericks did not fix this. –  spex Apr 7 at 14:43
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