One of the problems with Notification Center is typical Apple. There’s no way to customize it. What you see is what you get. The popups are OK, but I’d like a little more control over the alerts and banners. Oh, and I don’t want to spend any money.
Customize. Notification. Center.
Enter another of those clever and free Mac utilities which do what Apple does not. CustomNC is as the name implies.
It’s a utility that gives Mac users a few customization options over Notification Center.
For example, for banners and alerts, all it takes is a click to get the icon to pulse when there’s notices. Click another button to hide the icon from view.
You can also select a notification entry animation style from a drop down menu and even change the entry animation duration.
For just the banners in Notification Center there’s a slider bar to set how long the banner stays on the Mac’s screen, and a drop down menu selection for the exit animation style (and the same duration slider bar).
Granted, the customization options for Notification Center are not much, but Apple is unwilling to provide many personalization options for OS X in the first place, so getting some extra eye candy for free is an added bonus.