NCbackgrounder
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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
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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NCbackgrounder User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+49
accountclosed commented on 30 Oct 2013
Appears to be broken under Mavericks.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+5

JML54 reviewed on 31 Dec 2012
I'd avoid this one. It changed the permissions for every file it touched.
[Version 1.2.1]


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c10.8c reviewed on 01 Oct 2012
used to work grat 10.8.2 came out doesnt do anything please healp/fix soon! love the app
[Version 1.2.1]

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+1
Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 04 Oct 2012
To solve that, just trash NCbackgrounder.app . After that just download it and install it again.
burypromote

+5

Psifi reviewed on 16 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 18 Sep 2012
Hi,
By applying a custom background to the NC banners, you will also change the NC Alerts background.
burypromote

+5
Psifi replied on 22 Sep 2012
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.
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Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 22 Sep 2012
To solve that, just trash NCbackgrounder.app . After that just download it and install it again.
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Robin Carmack reviewed on 20 Aug 2012
Excellent! I have been hoping for an app to do this. Thank you! ;)
[Version 1.2.0]

1 Reply

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Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2012
Thanks, hope u keep enjoying it.
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+7

kapps reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
Dude cool!!
Nothing like a bit of colour. Thanks mate.
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

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André Carvalho (developer) replied on 30 Jul 2012
Thanks, hope u keep enjoying it.
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+20

Fking reviewed on 27 Jul 2012
very cool! simple, works. another way for me to 'own' my mountain lion experience. thanks dev...
[Version 1.0.2]

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Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2012
You're welcome.
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Andre Carvalho (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2012
thanks for the feedback, hope u keep on enjoying it
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+35

BlackMacX reviewed on 27 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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ThatApp (developer) replied on 27 Jul 2012
Thanks.That function will be available on version 1.0.2, that I will release today.
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+35

BlackMacX reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 1.0]

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Andr3 replied on 26 Jul 2012
Yeah, that's all
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+605
Fishscale replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
burypromote

+2
Mr.-Zark replied on 28 Jul 2012
I put in that path and I keep getting "Folder cannot be found" Yes I did remove the linen.tiff from the end.
burypromote

+2
Mr.-Zark replied on 28 Jul 2012
Ok I see what went wrong. It should be /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/Contents/Resources/
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+35

BlackMacX reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 1.0]

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Andr3 replied on 26 Jul 2012
Try move NCbackgrounder to the Applications Folder.I forgot to write that on the Read me file
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
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Andr3 replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
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Andr3 replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 26 Jul 2012
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
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+35
BlackMacX replied on 26 Jul 2012
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.
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Andr3 replied on 26 Jul 2012
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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Slick1 rated on 10 Aug 2012

[Version 1.1.2]



+45

MacUpdate-Nick rated on 29 Jul 2012

[Version 1.1]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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