Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


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Growl lets Mac OS X applications unintrusively tell you when things happen.

Version 1.4
Developer Growl Team
Status Works fine

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Some themes cause Growl to not display alerts in 10.7. Many of the applications Growl can display pop-up statuses for do not have Lion-compatible plug-ins for Growl.

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[ Sulaiman]Sulaimansulaimank 16 Jul 2012 12:12

Growl 1.4 works incredibly on Mountain Lion!

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[ floridabrits]floridabritsfloridabrits 31 Jul 2012 12:18

I am still running Growl 1.2.2 on Mountain Lion (not from the App Store) and it still works fine….

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Arnaud]ArnaudAnonymous 14 Jun 2011 14:47

I tried every theme but none is displaying for me. I would change the status to not working since it's pretty much useless without notification (Lion DP4).

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[ rammjet]rammjetRammjet 16 Jun 2011 11:36

default theme works for me - I didn't try any others

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David FergusonDavid FergusonAnonymous 22 Jun 2011 20:29

Doesn't work for me either running DP4 Update 1.

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David FergusonDavid FergusonAnonymous 23 Jun 2011 12:22

Actually, I take it back. I got it to work. After I installed Growl, it initially didn't work. I rebooted and it still didn't work at first. I was trying to get it to show Growl notifications from Alfred. To get it to work, I just closed Alfred, reopened, then went back to Growl prefs and made sure Alfred was in the applications list. Made sure Alfred had registered to use Growl. After that, stuff just worked. Most themes work, even installed a 3rd party one and it worked as well.

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[ manfromearth]manfromearthAnonymous 03 Jul 2011 15:25

costum themes dont work

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[ manfromearth]manfromearthAnonymous 03 Jul 2011 20:42

some custome themes are working, but preview option in preferences doesnt work - Lion GM

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[ ]matthewmspace 06 Jul 2011 02:24

the "eleven" theme works

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[ ]matthewmspace 09 Jul 2011 23:18

They say they are releasing a fully-compatible version in the App Store when Lion comes out publicly. Unfortunately, a lot of the features are being cut due to Apple's restrictions.

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[ The_Ben]The_BenAnonymous 12 Jul 2011 22:31

A correction to matthewmspace's saying - they didn't say "when Lion comes out publicly". They actually didn't mention any release date. MacStories assumed it'll be release within a few months after Lion's (public) release, which should happen this month (source:

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[ angrest]angrestAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 07:33

From my few tests, I had the impression that notifications sometimes queue up and then are displayed all at once.

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[ Manu]ManuAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 12:19

Im using spanish language, after installing Lion, now Growl are in Polish/Chech/Ruse.. think so.

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TIMTIMAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 01:44

Seems to work fine for me. Though I used the stock themes.

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[ Jordan]JordanAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 06:43

Works perfectly for me; didn't have to re-install or anything- even kept my color settings! :)

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[ Castle75]Castle75Anonymous 26 Jul 2011 13:39

Guy how can this possibly get a tick if all above issue are being experience?

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[ ]rudyrichter 26 Jul 2011 14:41

a further correction to matthewmspace's comment:

in actuality no features are being cut from Growl, features are in fact being added (away notification rollup and entirely rewritten networking stack).

The parts of the distribution that are being discontinued are "Growl Extras" which are just like any other application that talks to Growl, just like Spotify or BBEdit or Adium. They have no special integration with Growl other than having been included with the distribution in the past. HardwareGrowler and GrowlTunes will be submitted to the Mac App Store, and GrowlMail will live on by way of my continued development of it.

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