Questions tagged [notifications]

An indicator of a possible change/update/alert that may be presented in a number of ways, including a banner, popup dialog, or badge on an app icon.

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how to disable birthday reminders in iOS and still view them in the calendar app?

Birthday reminders are nice but not if they keep popping up each day for every contact that has a birthday filled in. I don't need a popup birthday reminder. Especially not for every contact that has ...
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How to show a notification when the iSIght webcam turns on?

Is it possible to get a desktop notification when my iSight turns on? It would be optimal if this could go through Growl, but I've tried HardwareGrowler and it doesn't give me a notification. I know ...
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Terminal Actived Push Notification Utility for OS X and iOS?

I am basically wondering if there is any tool(s) that can generate a push notifications on OS X and/or iOS from terminal entries. Idea here is you could connect via SSH and make a custom push ...
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Prevent application from displaying badge icon in Dock

Any Spotify desktop user has likely noticed their pervasive notifications: whenever "one of our friends" joins Spotify, there's both an in-app notification as well as a red badge that appears on ...
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Remove notifications for one specific email account on Mountain Lion's Mac Mail

Is it possible to set or disabled Mail notifications on a per-account basis on Mountain Lion's notification center? I have shared an email address that gets a lot of emails that I only need to check ...
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Notification center widget

Two of the iPhone's default apps, Weather and Stocks, create little widgets in the Notification Center. They aren't exactly notifications, can display graphics (weather) or animations (stock ticker), ...
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Notification Center “Tweet sent” bird whistle plays through iMac internal speakers instead of selected output device

Tweeting through Notification Centre share buttons plays "Tweet sent" bird whistle through my iMac's internal speakers. This only happened when I re-enabled the option to select internal speakers ...
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Which iOS jailbreak apps most closely implement an Android style notification system?

Which iOS jailbreak apps implement a notifications system that most closely resembles Android's implementation?
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How do I get a notification sound on my iPhone 5?

For apps like Instagram or Snapchat, when my screen is on the lock screen and a notification shows up, there is no sound. Can I enable notification sounds for Instagram or Snapchat?
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Can you get Apple Logo to glow upon new mail under Power Nap?

Is it possible to be notified of new emails whilst on Power Nap, e. g. via a glowing Apple Logo or some LED (e. g. the LED on the charger)?
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Calendar reminder freezes and requires reboot to get rid of

I have the Macbook Pro and use the Calendar program that came with it. I have reminders come up an hour before my appointment but it does not allow me to "CLOSE" or "SNOOZE" it and when I put my ...
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How to figure out what app is beeping at me?

Every now and then, on my Mac, I hear a bell. I have no idea what app it is, or why it's beeping at me. My first thought was that it's coming from the Notification System in OS X 10.8 (I never heard ...
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Can't post via notification center

I have integrated both twitter and facebook account to my macbook-pro. I am getting notifications perfectly. The only problem I have is that I can't post via notification center. There're 2 buttons ...
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How can I exclude certain ports from the firewall notifications?

First of all, I know I can manually configure the firewall through IPFW but I hope that the OS X firewall system has an option for this by default. The problem I am currently having is that when I'm ...
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Get notified when battery is charged

Is there a way to write a custom apple script or any other way to get a Alert or Desktop notification when the battery on my Macbook Pro reaches a certain percentage of charge?
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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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Retina Macbook pro freezes when Notification centre is triggered

Okay, so this is a really weird error. Every so often when I trigger the notification centre using the two finger swipe, the machine will freeze. The notification centre can't be dismissed and any ...
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Problem getting notifications of direct messages in Twitter [closed]

For the past few days, I have not been getting notifications when I receive a direct message on my Twitter account. I keep changing the notification settings to the way that I want them, but they keep ...
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Message notification does not work in iPhone 4S

My iPhone 4S always showed a notification in banner (that is, the top of the iPhone screen) when a new message/mail came to me. Those notifications can be viewed in any state(Means, Even if I am ...
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What to do if OS X Facebook notifications are unreliable?

with the release of OS X 10.8.2, Facebook notifications have been introduced. But so far, I'm having problems with the reliability of those: they only appear randomly. Compared to the amount of ...
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Change location of macOS Notification Center alerts?

Is it possible to change where macOS Notification Center alerts appear on the screen? They currently appear at the top right of the screen with the menu bar: Alerts appearing in the top right tend ...
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How to stop the Mail app from running every 10 minutes on the Mac?

I have Mountain Lion on an 27" iMac, and recently, for some reason, the Mail app launches every 10 minutes or so, and I have to quit it every time. In the Preferences of Mail, I already tried every ...
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Facebook notifications do not open a browser window when clicked

I am correctly getting notifications from Facebook in Mountain Lion's notification center, but when I click them expecting to be brought into the browser (Chrome is my default browser) to see the ...
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MacBook Pro seems to consume gmail reminders?

Ever since I got my MacBook Pro this year, I do not get any reminders via gmail, to my desktop PC (or Android phone, it seems). I rely heavily on the reminders so I really do need this to start ...
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Can iOS receive gmail's instant (within several seconds) push notification for email?

I want the ability to send an email to an iOS users iPad's POP account and have them instantly recieve a notification. For example, on my Android devices, since gmail is built into the system, if ...
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Service which monitors when apps are updated?

I have a couple of old applications which I adore, but really don't want to have on my iPhone at the moment, because they're terrible in iOS6 / iPhone 5 and haven't been updated for over a year. I'd ...
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Disable all Notification Center sounds?

I know it's possible to turn off sound alerts app-by-app in notification center, but is there a way to turn them off altogether. I hate all system sounds!
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E-Mail notifications only work for first e-mail account (GMail)?

Currently I finally - way too late - noticed that still in iOS 6, the Apple Mail app is not sending me push notifications - or any notifications for that matter - for any of my e-mail accounts except ...
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Two Email Accounts in Mail.app / Can I disable notifications for one of them? [duplicate]

Hopefully this is an easy one! :-) I am working in Mail.app these days in Mountain Lion and I have two mail accounts within. I'd like to disable all notifications for one of those accounts. This means ...
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Is it possible in iOS 6 to make banners only appear when the device is active, but self-dismiss upon unlock?

If I'm using the device, I'd like to see banner notifications from other apps. When I unlock it, I don't want a swarm of banner notifications bothering me and hindering my ability to use the top of ...
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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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Notification Center preferences shows duplicate apps

I was running the Tweetbot for Mac Beta, and still had it installed when I installed the full release from the Mac App Store. Now I have 2 entries in my preferences for Notification Center, and I don'...
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Disable Notification for specific Account in Messages

Is there a way to disable the Notifications for a specific Account in Mountain Lion's Messages App?
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Display a notification with AppleScript

I would like to trigger a notification with AppleScript. I have seen How can I trigger a Notification Center notification from an AppleScript or shell script? but I would like to have a native ...
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Would it be possible to create a folder action that can push timed Notifications?

Specifically I'd like to attach a folder action that would pass to the Notification center a timed alert that would go off after 60 days... possible?
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How do I get the weather widget in the Notifications Center of the iPad?

This is driving me crazy because I see this in notification center in a lot of a screenshots for iOS reviews: What is the app that adds weather to the notification center?
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Display visual notification of currently-playing song in iTunes?

Is there a way to display the currently-playing track on my Mac? I would rather not use a 3rd-party app.
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Do I need to buy Growl in order to use the iterm2 growl feature?

Seems the notification is not working, or do I need to buy the Growl from App Store in order to use it?
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What iOS app displays ToDos/Reminders in the Notification Center?

I need a tasklist/ToDo/Reminders app that lists out my current tasks in the notification center. I know that Reminders will if I add a time or alarm (I won't want this). I know Things can if I ...
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Pop-up notification (or notification center notification) for battery in OS X Mountain Lion

I don't have the battery/AC icon turned on because, for the most part, there's no reason for it to be there - I typically get cord-free 5 or so hours at a time, so it seems redundant. Still, ...
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Notification Center on iOS 6 is not removing deleted emails

After upgrading to iOS 6 on my 4S i'm seeing that after I delete an email in the mail app itself, it was SUPPOSED to remove it from notification center. Now even after i've deleted messages without ...
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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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Unable to change my email notification sound on iPhone 4s

So I changed my email notification sound to a custom sound uploaded to the phone via (iTunes). The weird thing is, even though I have the tone selected, and the phone shows it as being the active tone,...
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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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FTP Client with Email notifications?

I'm looking for a FTP client that supports sending notification when transfers have completed. Does anyone know of one? I'd like to trigger an email when files have finished uploading to a server.
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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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Notification Center: Sparrow notifications not removed automatically

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 ...
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Can I send Notification Center items to my iPhone using Pushover or Prowl?

The title pretty much sums it up. I often feel like having notifications on my iPhone are a lot easier to notice, especially if you step away from the computer for a few moments to do something and ...
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How do I customize the notification banner in OSX Mountain Lion

Is there anyway to move the notification center alert/banner to bottom right instead of top right?
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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 ...