5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2012 3:07 PM by IIe
IIe Level 1 (5 points)

Hello all,


I wondered if there was a way to leave the notification center open in OS 10.8.1.

Maybe via the terminal?


I am using a 30" monitor and to me it would make sense to have NC alway open.


Thanks a lot.




Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), 2,7 GHz i7, 8 Gb RAM, AMD HD 6630M
  • Bodycalming Level 3 (705 points)

    Notification Centre will be open all the time if you set Notifcations in System Preferences to give you a notification type of Banners, or Alerts for each application that you want alerts from.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,727 points)

    Not as far as I know, but one way you can do something similar is with Geektool (available free in the App Store). It's possible to display your calendar events on your desktop with Geektool and iCalBuddy, though it does take a bit of geekery to get it working.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 (17,777 points)

    You can poke around yourself,  but right off I do not see how this is possible in customizing the plist.


    Finder>Go>Go to folder>


    /System/Library/CoreServices/Notification Center.app


    You can right click to open> Show Package Content.

  • IIe Level 1 (5 points)

    thank you. i'll try that.

  • IIe Level 1 (5 points)

    thank you, but seems a bit to complicated for me.

    i thought there was an easier way to just keep the green notification center pull out window open,

    rather than having to open it all the time.