Notification center on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and OS X (>= 10.8) is where you can see all of your notifications in one place. On iOS it can be pulled down from the top of the device by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen, on OS X it can be opened by clicking on ...

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How can I trigger a Notification Center notification from an AppleScript or shell script?

I'd love to be able to take advantage of 10.8's Notification Center features in AppleScripts and shell scripts I write. Is there a built-in command or a third-party library I can use from either an ...
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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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Change location of notification center alerts

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, ...
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How can I permanently dismiss Updates Available notifications?

With the Notification Center in Mountain Lion, I get an alert when software updates are available. The problem is, my only options are 'Details' and 'Update'. I don't want to interrupt my work to ...
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How can I force Mountain Lion's Messages app to refresh a conversation?

Sometimes when an iMessage comes in and I switch to the Messages app, the conversation doesn't contain the new message. I know the message was received because an alert banner popped up with the ...
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Apple Mail opening mail in new window when clicking notification

When clicking the notification from Apple's Mail client it opens the mail in a new window, instead of showing the mail window (Which is in its own separate space) like it has done previously. Does ...
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the ...
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“iPad Not Charging” Notification is annoying - Mavericks

I get this really damn annoying banner every time I plug in my iPad and sometimes when I build and go in Xcode it loses connection with the iPad for a second and reconnects straight away. Anyone know ...
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No email notifications when Mail.app isn't running?

On Mountain Lion, I don't get email notifications in Notification Center when Mail.app isn't running. This is not the expected behaviour (it is inconsistent with the Mail.app behaviour on iOS) and ...
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How do I enable/disable push notifications for an app on iOS 7?

Apps will often ask to enable push notifications the first time they are run. However how do I change this setting after answering this? There doesn't seem to be a single thing in Settings about Push ...
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How to hide notification center button in Mountain Lion?

I am using Mountain Lion. The only advantage (for me) over the gesture is that Option + clicking the button enables/disables showing alerts and banners (toggles the switch in the notifications ...
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Disappearing Alerts - Notification Center not working as per Preference Settings

I'm trying to understand how to get Notifications working properly in Mountain Lion. I understand all the concepts about how to enable them, and configure them etc, but it doesn't seem to work as ...
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Receive StackExchange notifications

Is there a way to receive notifications from StackExchange sites in the Notification Center in OSX?
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Does Notification Center have keyboard shortcuts?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for controlling Notification Center on OS X Mountain Lion? Of particular interest is a shortcut equivalent of the Click to Tweet button that appears at the top of ...
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What hooks exist into Notification Center / twitter so that I can tweet programmatically?

I'm specifically looking to design a custom action for LaunchBar so that I can initiate a tweet from that utility. Since Notification Center has a "Click to tweet" button, I wondered if Notification ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in OS X Mavericks for quick reply when an iMessage notification appears?

I found it not that efficient to move the mouse pointer over the notification and click on the reply button every time. So I was wondering if there is a hotkey for quick reply instead of using the ...
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How to hide preview of text contents from Messages.app notifications in Mountain lion?

In Mountain Lion's Notification Centre, I don't like having a notification pop up with the contents of an iMessage text I just got, but I do want to have notifications about it happening. Is there a ...
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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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Display weather information in the Mavericks notification center?

The weather display in the notification center is a great feature in iOS, and I would love to have it on my mac as well. Is there a technique or app that allows this? Googling for the answer to this ...
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How can I perform the swipe gesture for quickly accessing Notification Center?

The swipe gesture for accessing Notification Centre is the same as for going back in Safari (amongst others). How can I consistently get it to do one or the other to stop me using the wrong gesture?
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

In Mountain Lion I was able to permanently disable Notification Center, with no apparent side effects: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist killall ...
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Facebook Page notifications in OSX 10.8.2 Notification Center

I currently have my Facebook account linked up to my Notification Center on my Macbook Pro - great! However, I do have a Facebook page (relatively low traffic) and I'd like to receive notifications ...
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Can I get mac notification when a Tab has new output in iTerm2?

You know, iTerm2 will change the color of the tab to red or purple. But sometime when I run a long job in one tab, I have to check if it's done frequently. So.. can I get notification when there's new ...
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Show github notifications in Mountain Lion Notification Center

Simply put: Is there a way to show the notifications on github in the notification center of the new Mountain Lion?
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Shortcut to switch between Today and Notifications in Yosemite

While it is possible to set a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Notification Center in Mac OS Yosemite, I cannot find a way to switch between the panels "Today" and "Notifications" via the keyboard - ...
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How can I disable the “Welcome, Name!” banner notification for Game Center?

As per this question I've found banners to cause slowdown on iOS 5, it turns out the "welcome, you have been signed in" Game Center message does this too, and on occasion it will interupt me several ...
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Twitter And Facebook Integration Missing In Notification center?

I have recently installed Mountain Lion and noticed that 'Sharing' via Facbook and Twitter are missing! I have checked the System Preferences to enable this feature but I am stuck. Can anyone help ...
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Can I speed up the auto-dismissal of Notification Center banners?

I like Notification Center, but banners linger a bit too long before auto-dismissing. I'm aware of the popular two-finger swipe trick to immediately dismiss a banner, but I'm looking for an automated ...
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Remove dock notification badge for apps not in notification center

For nuisance apps that set a badge notification icon, but which are not in the Settings Notifications center, is there a way to block the badge icon? Spotify, for example, creates a notification for ...
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Get OS X Notification Center State From the Command Line

On OS X 10.8, users can disable Notification Center for a single day. Is there a way to check if it is enabled from the command line?.
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How to make the Notification Center menu icon glow, (like Twitter does) when notifications are present?

Notification Center is pretty great, however, it's very annoying that I have to click the menubar icon or make a gesture to actually open the notification pane. How to make the Notification Center ...
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Where can I find the Mountain Lion (Notification Center) notification sound?

I've been searching around for the little sound (the default one) when a notification is presented (on Mountain Lion Notification Center) but I can't find it. Example: http://d.pr/a/P5xo (sound ...
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Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notifications

I'd like to be able to dismiss and open notifications with the keyboard (Not talking about opening/closing the notification center) Is this possible? And if so, how?
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Remove an app from Notification Center preference pane

My girlfriend added Facebook to my Notification Center. I tried to set the alert style to none, and you can see the check mark to show items in Notification Center is deselected. I want it ...
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Does the OS X log notifications from the Notification Center?

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 ...
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Weather widget in notification center of iOS5

Is there a way to put weather widget into notification center of iOS5 for iPad?
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Disable notification center in Yosemite

I tried several solutions to disable completely the notification center in Yosemite. For example, see http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/57477/104881 or http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/139171/104881. ...
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Any way to send messages to Mavericks Notification Center from another machine on the local network?

I need a way to have a Linux-based machine send a message that can be received and displayed by the Mavericks Notification Center. I used to do this on an older version of OS X by running Growl, and ...
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Facebook notification sound in OSX: cannot switch off

In OSX Mountain Lion I'm getting beeps every time a facebook notification comes in. In System Preferences > Notifications > Facebook i have set my alert style to None. In the list on the left, the ...
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Chrome notifications not appearing on both monitors (dual monitor)?

When using Chrome notifications on OS X, how can I set the notifications to appear across two monitors simultaneously? I'm using a Macbook Pro and a Thunderbolt Display, and Chrome notifications - ...
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iPhone Gmail App won't stop sending notifications

I tested out the Gmail App on my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1.1) and have now stopped as it keeps asking me for my login details. I haven't deleted it. It is continuing to send notifications even though I have ...
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get a notification when my machine is pinged

I'd like to be able to be notified in any way (sound, notification, growl, etc) when someone pings my machine. Is that possible?
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Why can't I see the weather information in Notification Center?

After upgrading my iPad 4 to iOS 7, I don't see the weather forecast in the new Notification Center. The calendar is there, and the bottom of the Notification Center has the Yahoo! copyright info for ...
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Notification Center errors filling up /var/log/system.log

Once per second I'm getting the following errors in my system.log: Aug 28 01:15:00 Air com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[52635]): Exited with code: 1 Aug 28 ...
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When does the Mac App Store produce notifications?

According to Apple's page on Mountain Lion, the Mac App Store is supposed to send you notifications: Mac App Store notifications The Mac App Store notifies you when updates are available ...
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Time estimate to location in Today's view?

I found an article (can't remember where) that there's an option to show time estimate of arrival at a location in the Today's view, with regards to traffic too. How do I enable this option ?
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Enable Do Not Disturb in Notification Center when certain app is open

Is there a way to get Do Not Disturb to automatically turn on when a certain app is running? In the DND preference panel, you can tell it to engage whenever you're mirroring to a TV or projector, ...
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Adding “Delete” and/or “Mark as read” to mail notifications in Mavericks

By default maill.app notifications has two buttons. One for replying to the email and the other one for closing the notification. This is very nice, although, I was wondering if there is any way that ...
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How can I disable App Store update notification for non-admin users?

I am admin on my MBA (Mavericks), and I want to get App Store update notifications. The rest of my family have non-admin (standard) accounts and I'd like to disable App Store updates and notification ...
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How do I disable App Store notifications when auto-updating software?

I have OSX Mavericks installed. While I actually DO enjoy the notification center feature (and want to keep it turned on), I also am very particular about which notifications I want to see, and how. ...