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 menu icon glow, (like Twitter does) when notifications are present, or something similar?

  • Umm...isn't that what the popup/banner notification is for? – daviesgeek Aug 21 '12 at 21:55
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    In earlier developer builds of Mountain Lion, the notification center icon used to glow when there would be "unread" notifications. This is worth looking into, as there might be a hidden setting to turn it on. – bogdansrc Aug 21 '12 at 22:04
  • daviesgeek the problem comes when your eyes are out of screen and the 3 second banner disappear – jonathanwiesel Aug 21 '12 at 23:17
  • bogdansrc yep that will be perfect – jonathanwiesel Aug 21 '12 at 23:18
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    @bogdansrc As you know, Developer Previews include features as well as bugs that often change and get lost before final release. This seems to be one of those cases. – Corey Edwards Oct 14 '12 at 5:51

The only solution is jailbreak - which is not advised... In iOS 7 you don't get it either (I'm running the beta) and there is no hidden setting.

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    The question is about Mountain Lion, not iOS... – nohillside Aug 7 '13 at 8:58
  • Oops haha - not sure then - there may be a hack out there on the internet – belly114 Aug 8 '13 at 17:55

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