Mac OS X Quick Tip: Manage Notifications in Mavericks

Mac OS X Quick Tip: Manage Notifications in Mavericks

Easy Way to Change Mac Notifications

This morning I opened my Mac for the first time in … a while, since I mostly use my iPad. I had a series of birthday and holiday alerts I needed to dismiss before moving on. A bit later Dan asked how to get notifications in Mavericks to automatically go away. So I took a look, and it’s very easy!

From the Preferences app, choose ‘Notifications’ from the top (general) row. Then find the app you want to control, and notice you have a few choices:
– None (obvious)
– Banners (appear in upper right corner and disappear automatically)
– Alerts (stay until dismissed)

You have other options such as showing on the lock screen, if you get a preview of the message, how it is displayed in the notification center and so on.

From there you can edit notifications for as many apps as you want, so when your Mac beeps at you … you know you will actually care.

Topic: Notifications in Mavericks

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!