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Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X: it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications. Notifications are a way for applications to provide new information without requiring switching between them and the current application. For more information, including examples of how Growl can be used, see the About page on the Growl website.

Growl settings can be accessed from its icon in System Preferences.

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner and select System Preferences...
  2. At he bottom of the System Preferences window, in the Other row, click the Growl icon.

    The Growl window will open.


Disable Growl

Growl can be disabled if application notifications are not wanted.

  1. Open the Growl settings in System Preferences.
  2. Click the General tab and click the Stop Growl button.
  3. To prevent Growl from starting up automatically, uncheck the Start Growl at login box.
  4. Close the Growl window.



By default, Growl is set to automatically check for updates. To disable this setting, or manually check for updates, use the following procedure.

  1. Open the Growl settings in System Preferences.
  2. Click the About tab. At the bottom of the window is the Updating Growl section.
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