I use an app to copy and log video files that only has a silent notification and I'd like to add a sound to the notification. my thought was that maybe there is a third party app like keyboard maestro that could trigger an sound action from my app's notification, but I don't think that is possible.

Can anyone suggest a solution or workaround?

  • See this answer for sn rxample on how you can create your own notifications.
    – Allan
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 11:59

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Go to System Preferences and there is a Notification Icon in the top row. Click on this and you'll get an image like the one shown below.

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Click on your app in the left column and click the 'Play Sound for Notification' box on the right side of this pane.

  • Hi thanks for your response, unfortunately the app i’m using doesn’t have a sound notification. The option you mentioned is there however no sound plays upon a notification. I’m looking for a work around. Commented May 8, 2020 at 13:06
  • Geez, sorry. I don't know why it doesn't.
    – Natsfan
    Commented May 8, 2020 at 14:39

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