Enable Growl Notifications in Twitter for Mac

Jan 28, 2011 - 4 Comments

growl notifications twitter mac

You can get desktop Growl notifications in Twitter for Mac, here’s how:

  • From Twitter for Mac, go to the Twitter menu and open Preferences
  • Click on the Notifications tab
  • From the drop down menu, select ‘Growl notification’ for either Tweets, Mentions, or Messages
  • Close out Preferences and changes are immediate

Now just a word of warning, if you follow a ton of people, having Growl notifications for Tweets can be a firehose of desktop notifications atop Mac OS X. I just enabled the feature for Mentions and Messages, and if you have a large and active follow list this might be the best choice.

Notice that you can also set notifications to appear on the Dock icon. In the screenshot below you can see the little red star badge appear on the Twitter icon, alerting you to a mention or message.

twitter dock notifications mac

Twitter for Mac is a great twitter client with a lot of cool features. I wasn’t originally sold on the app, but after using it and discovering the cool features like sending a tweet from anywhere in Mac OS X, I’m now a regular user.

Thanks for sending in the tip Adem!

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Gary says:

    I like the Dock tip, I never noticed that in the prefs.

    Thanks

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