Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, Sparrow (email client) places notifcations in Notification Center.

I'm happy enough with that but when I read the email in Sparrow, the notification remains in Notification Center until I manually remove it which is a pain.

  • Does anyone know why?
    • Could it be on the Sparrow side not sending the API call back?
  • Is there a feasible work around?

1 Answer 1


You could just use temporary screen pop-ups, and disable the notification center:

You can set this per app.

Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Notifications

Then, for Sparrow, choose Banners, not alerts.

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