When the text of a notification gets cut off, I keep wanting to make it wider so I can read more.

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  • @ankiiiiiii, I mean the side panel.
    – JWWalker
    Aug 17, 2019 at 19:02
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    @JWWalker, can you provide a picture of an example notification?
    – leon
    Aug 17, 2019 at 19:17
  • @existingperson: OK, I added an image.
    – JWWalker
    Aug 17, 2019 at 20:28
  • Found this to discover that the alternate I suggested in edit doesn't work how-can-i-show-the-full-notifications-in-the-notification-center
    – anki
    Aug 17, 2019 at 20:42
  • In a few years a awesome feature "full screen notification center" will be available and they will call it … dashboard 2.
    – LarS
    Feb 14, 2022 at 2:31

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I don't think this is possible on macOS. I looked for how developers deal with notification lengths and I found this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6307748/what-is-the-maximum-length-of-a-push-notification-alert-text

The discussion mostly seems to imply that developers don't have any control over how the notifications are displayed, but rather just standards they have to conform to. Hope that helps!

  • You may be right that it's not possible, but I am not convinced by your reasons. First, limitations on push notifications do not necessarily apply to local notifications. Second, the fact that the developer has no control over how they are displayed does not imply that the user has no control.
    – JWWalker
    Aug 18, 2019 at 14:43

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