One of the neat features of Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, is the notification center. Having all notifications is cool and when I saw Hiss, a replacement for Growl, I immediately installed it and loved it for a few minutes. However, it has one major flaw and that is it doesn’t have an AppleScript dictionary so SuperDuper! gets hung up at the end of copies because it tries to send an AppleEvent to Growl and a have a script that posts notifications of new email from Outlook.
I went down the path of creating a replacement for Hiss and got the AppleScript part going, but didn’t bother with the Growl part. So now I had 2 incompatible halves of a solution.
Then I started poking at the Growl source and figured that I could just write a plugin (Mountain Lion only) that posted the notifications. About 20 minutes later, my plugin was complete.
You can download my plugin here.
Unzip the file, double click it and set it as the default style. There are no configuration settings. This requires Growl 1.4 available on the Mac App Store.
This plugin comes with no warranty nor support. The next version of Growl will eliminate the need for this plugin, so you’ll want to remove it when the next version of Growl comes out.
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