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OS X® Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks by Jason R. Rich

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4. Using Notification Center

In This Chapter

• Using Notification Center with your other apps

• Choosing which apps to monitor

• Managing all alerts, alarms, and notifications

Avoiding excessive alerts, alarms, and notifications

The various apps you use on your Mac can generate alerts, alarms, and notifications to get your attention. In some cases, an audible alarm is generated. Other situations call for a text-based alert or banner to be displayed on the desktop.

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has included an app that always runs in the background and that monitors all the other compatible apps running on your Mac. It then displays all the alerts, alarms, and notifications generated by those apps (or the computer itself) in one centralized ...

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