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Notification Center


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Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

with Chad Chelius

Video: Notification Center

Another new feature in Mountain Lion is the Notification Center. The Notification Center keeps you updated with the latest happenings on your Mac. Whether it be emails, reminders, calendars, events, software updates and much, much more. The notification center keeps on top of everything that's going on. Let me show you how it works. In the finder, you're going to notice that the notification center is located in the upper-right corner of your screen. If you're new to the Mac, you might not have noticed this. And if you are an existing Mac user, you might have been wondering what that is for.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
  2. 6m 38s
    1. What is an OS?
      1m 18s
    2. What is Mountain Lion?
      1m 24s
    3. System requirements
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 43s
    1. How to get Mountain Lion
      4m 58s
    2. Installing Mountain Lion
      4m 10s
    3. Keeping your Mac up to date
      2m 35s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. The purpose of user accounts
      1m 23s
    2. Creating a user account
      5m 23s
    3. Logging in to a user account
      4m 41s
    4. The Home folder
      5m 10s
    5. Setting parental controls
      6m 36s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. The Finder
      3m 26s
    2. Finder windows
      7m 30s
    3. Customizing the Finder window toolbar
      4m 50s
    4. Finder preferences
      5m 3s
    5. Working with files and folders
      8m 38s
    6. Sharing files between users
      5m 6s
    7. The Dock
      7m 51s
    8. Setting the desktop and the screensaver
      7m 50s
    9. The Dashboard
      5m 27s
    10. Mission Control
      8m 7s
    11. Launchpad
      6m 3s
  6. 17m 54s
    1. Connecting to the Internet
      3m 52s
    2. Safari fundamentals
      6m 26s
    3. Top Sites
      4m 1s
    4. Using the new Share feature
      3m 35s
  7. 13m 52s
    1. Setting up an email account
      3m 45s
    2. The Mail interface
      3m 14s
    3. Working with messages
      6m 53s
  8. 32m 25s
    1. Contacts
      6m 31s
    2. Calendar
      5m 39s
    3. TextEdit
      5m 9s
    4. Preview
      4m 18s
    5. QuickTime player
      4m 50s
    6. Installing applications
      5m 58s
  9. 27m 2s
    1. Reminders
      6m 42s
    2. Notes
      3m 57s
    3. Messages
      5m 6s
    4. Notification Center
      4m 34s
    5. Dictation
      6m 43s
  10. 7m 32s
    1. Backing up with Time Machine
      5m 2s
    2. Restoring files with Time Machine
      2m 30s

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Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of Apple OS X, adds more than 200 new features to the operating system. In this workshop, author and expert Chad Chelius shows you how to take advantage of all the power that Mountain Lion puts at your fingertips. After learning how to install and set up the software, create and work with user accounts, and find your way around the interface, you'll get tips on using Mountain Lion to surf the web, send email, play audio and video, and much more. And you'll be introduced to new features like dictation, the Notification Center, and the Reminders, Notes, and Messages applications.

Topics include:
  • Installing Mountain Lion
  • Creating and logging in to a user account
  • Setting parental controls
  • Customizing the Finder window toolbar
  • Sharing files between users
  • Browsing the web with Safari
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Installing applications
  • Using Reminders, Notes, Messages, and the Notification Center
  • Backing up and restoring files with Time Machine
Subjects:
Business video2brain
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Chad Chelius

Notification Center

Another new feature in Mountain Lion is the Notification Center. The Notification Center keeps you updated with the latest happenings on your Mac. Whether it be emails, reminders, calendars, events, software updates and much, much more. The notification center keeps on top of everything that's going on. Let me show you how it works. In the finder, you're going to notice that the notification center is located in the upper-right corner of your screen. If you're new to the Mac, you might not have noticed this. And if you are an existing Mac user, you might have been wondering what that is for.

And that in and of itself is the Notification button. So if you click on that, it's going to show you the Notification pane and show you any notifications that you need to be aware of. So here's a calendar meeting that I have, and then there's also another reminder that I have as well. In addition, any new emails that you get will also show up in here. So the question becomes, well how do I configure notifications? How do I know what's going to show up in here? Well, I'm going to go ahead and close this button. And we're going to come up here to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.

If I click on the Notifications button, this is where you control everything that shows up in the Notifications pane, and this is also where you control how it shows up. So for example, the Calendar category, it allows me to choose which type of style I want to show up for the calendar. Do I want No Alerts style? Do I want a banner to show up? Or do I want an alert to show up? For each of these different categories, you get to choose how you want to be notified of items that are due or need attention.

So in addition, within this category, I can show in the Notification Center the five most recent items. I can also show the badge app icon, which is down here. And then I can also play a sound when receiving notifications. So you get to control what you get notified with. I'm going to go ahead and come down to the mail category and once again, we get to choose what the alert style is going to be. Do we want no alert, do we want a banner or do we want an alert window that pops up? And once again, in the Notifications Center, we get to control how many of these items are going to appear. Again, we can go to the badge app icon and we can play a sound when receiving notifications.

So if there's something in here that you don't want to be in the Notification Center, like for example maybe I don't really want Safari notifications to appear, you can drag this down and drop it underneath the category that says Not in Notification Center. That way, none of the messages that are being delievered from Safari are going to show up in there. And you could do that for any of these other ones as well. Maybe in my example, I'm not really concerned about any games that may appear in there, so we'll drop that in the Not in Notification center as well.

So once you've configured this, you will now be able to see how the Notification Center's going to work. And just to show you once again how this is going to work for us, so I'm going to launch the Reminders application, and I want to add another reminder to do something a little bit later today. So what I'm going to do is in the Reminders category, I'm going to go ahead and click the plus sign. And I'm going to go out to dinner with my friend Tim. And we're going to click the Info button.

And I'm going to do that later on today. That's going to happen at about 6:30 p.m. So, I can have it remind me on that day. I'm going to go ahead and click the Done button, and I'm now going to quit out of Reminders. But still, when I go to the Notifications Center, you can see that Go Out to Dinner With Tim, has been added to Reminders so that I won't forget to do it. If you get in the habit of looking at your Notifications pane, you'll be able to see at a glance what's going on that day, what things need attention on your computer, and it'll really keep you up to date.

So you could see how unobtrusive the notification is when you're working on your computer. It's elegant, and allows you to stay current with what's happening on your Mac without disrupting you while you're working.

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