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NCbackgrounder lets you customize the Notification Center on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I've spend a lot of time and work on NCbackgrounder, if you like it please make a donation.

What's New

Version 1.2.1:
  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Adds Option To Customize The Share Button On Notification Center

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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accountclosed
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Appears to be broken under Mavericks.

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Version 1.2.1
JML54 Member IconReview+9
JML54
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I'd avoid this one. It changed the permissions for every file it touched.

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Version 1.2.1
c10.8c Member IconReview+0
c10.8c
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used to work grat 10.8.2 came out doesnt do anything please healp/fix soon! love the app

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Version 1.2.1
Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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To solve that, just trash NCbackgrounder.app . After that just download it and install it again.

Psifi Member IconReview+6
Psifi
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This is a nice little app, but can you enable it to not only change the NC Banners but also the NC Alerts? ... I find alerts, which stay on screen, are better suited for apps, such as the Calendar.

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Version 1.2.1
Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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Hi,
By applying a custom background to the NC banners, you will also change the NC Alerts background.

Psifi
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Thanks, André.

The app worked perfectly ... until I downloaded 10.8.2 - now it doesn't. I have reapplied the custom images, but it doesn't make any difference.

Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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To solve that, just trash NCbackgrounder.app . After that just download it and install it again.

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Robin Carmack
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Excellent! I have been hoping for an app to do this. Thank you! ;)

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Version 1.2.0
Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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Thanks, hope u keep enjoying it.

kapps Member IconReview+16
kapps
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Dude cool!!
Nothing like a bit of colour. Thanks mate.

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Version 1.1
André Carvalho (Developer)
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Thanks, hope u keep enjoying it.

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Fking
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very cool! simple, works. another way for me to 'own' my mountain lion experience. thanks dev...

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Version 1.0.2
Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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You're welcome.

Andre Carvalho (Developer)
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thanks for the feedback, hope u keep on enjoying it

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BlackMacX
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Okay, now with v1.0.1, the kinks seem to have been worked out by the Developer (Andr3). That being said, I just wanted to help improve it so others wouldn't have similar issues.

A note to the Developer (Andr3), in v1.0.1, the change once implemented still leaves the application window open instead of quitting. You might want to look into that. Beyond that, it works as advertised.

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Version 1.0.1
ThatApp (Developer)
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Thanks.That function will be available on version 1.0.2, that I will release today.

BlackMacX Member IconReview+69
BlackMacX
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Looking at the Automator application within NCbackgrounder.app, specifically NChanger, the file being changed is located here on your Mac and you can manually change it:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Notification\\Center.app/Contents/Resources/linen.tiff"

You will need Admin privileges and I don't suggest the general user to the change themselves; just letting you know where the file being changed is. You do have to name the tiff you're moving to "linen.tiff" from what I can tell.

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Version 1.0
Andr3
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Yeah, that's all

Fishscale
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Well at least the app taught you how to change it, even if it doesn't work for you... plus you can setup your own automator workflow now and share it with others.

Although I really wouldn't run any app from 3rd parties that messes around with system files, just my two cents.

Mr.-Zark
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I put in that path and I keep getting "Folder cannot be found" Yes I did remove the linen.tiff from the end.

Mr.-Zark
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Ok I see what went wrong. It should be /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/Contents/Resources/

BlackMacX Member IconReview+69
BlackMacX
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Downloaded the application, followed the instructions as per the Read Me.rtf file and nothing happens. I am not asked for my Admin password (I run as an admin on my Mac; but other applications actually ask for it, so that isn't the issue) and all that happens is a modal window comes up with a checkbox and message "Change NC background"; there is no way out of the window except to go to the NCBackgrounder menu and Quit. I have looked into the package and the two Automator actions therein don't work and when attempting to run, spawn error messages.

So overall, this doesn't seem to work and I would suggest people be wary of downloading it.

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Version 1.0
Andr3
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Try move NCbackgrounder to the Applications Folder.I forgot to write that on the Read me file

BlackMacX
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I know that and did that before I wrote my review. I also remove the application, it's preferences, et al., with TrashMe, then re-installed in in the Applications folder again to ensure that my experience wasn't of my own causing. Still doesn't work. I have removed it and successfully installed my own image as the Notifications background based on the location information of the file in the NChanger Automator application within NCbackgrounder.app.

Andr3
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Open a finder window and press the GO tab and select Go to folder
and put this location : ~/Library/NCimages and remove every image.Sorry for the inconvenience.

BlackMacX
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Andr3, it took a logging out of my account and then login, re-installation of NCbackgrounder and then though it launches, once I am in the app and about to select an image to use, the Automator action becomes unresponsive and I have to force quit the application. It though leaves the Automator widget in the Menubar active and locked at stage 2 of 5.

Though I appreciate your attempt, the application isn't (I would suggest) ready for distribution.

Also, until one can seemingly change out the linen.tiff file from within Notification Center's application contents, the NCImages folder within the User's personal Library folder will not exist and so, can't be removed or cleaned yet.

Andr3
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I'm really sorry.Can you just try this version:https://sourceforge.net/projects/ncbackgrounder/files/latest/download

I hope this version solves the problems.

BlackMacX
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Andr3, that eventually worked (the new version). I have some comments about this though:

1. the Modal window NCBackgrounder, with the checkbox "Change NC background" comes up before the Admin password is asked for and blocks the Admin password request from becoming active; you have to move the NCBackgrounder window to activate the Password request one

2. after having selected the new image, you are again asked for the Password to perform the change; not sure if this is normal; but that should be checked into (I only note this as such changes like this often only required (under non-ML OS X) one authentication before performing the change. The new two password authentication maybe due to GateKeeper though.

3. NCbackgrounder doesn't automatically quit after the change to the background for Notification Center is made. It should I suggest.

Cheers,

Anthony

BlackMacX
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Andr3, one other comment, if a person wants to return or change the background again, the checkbox in the NCBackgrounder window remains checked. This should be returned to the default of unchecked upon the user having successfully changed their Notification Center's background. Even quitting the application leaves the checkbox checked. I had to uncheck it and then check it again to get the password request window to present itself (and then go through the two stage authentication again).

As noted before, I run as an Admin account normally.

Andr3
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Thanks for your help.About the #1 i will fix it, the # 2 i don't know why is doing that and about #3 I'm doing that right now.

André

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Version 1.1.2
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Version 1.1
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Downloads 15,218
Version Downloads 11,451
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 27 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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